Higher Degree Research committee

Higher Degree Research committee

The Higher Degree Research Committee (HDRC) is a Committee of Academic Senate responsible for all academic matters relating to Higher Degree Research candidature. HDRC has a Sub-Committee called the Program and Exam Sub-Committee which assesses new research programs, units, scholarship awards, thesis examiner appointments and results. Matters of HDR policy and procedure are also examined by the Higher Degree Research Committee. 

Academic Senate has approved new Terms of Reference for the Higher Degree Research Committee which will apply from 1 January 2009.  The new Terms of Reference reflect the new academic structure of Macquarie University and ensure that this important Committee continues to support the strategic research training goals of the University.

HDRC Membership

Membership
Name
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) (CHAIR)
Professor Sakkie Pretorius
Faculty of Arts
Associate Professor Estela Valverde 
Faculty of Business and Economics
Dr Pundarikaksha Mukhopadhaya
MGSM
Dr Vito Mollica 
Faculty of Human Sciences
Associate Professor Jennifer Cornish
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Associate Professor Subramanyam Vemulpad
Faculty Student Member Ms Selina Springett
Faculty Student Member
Ms Jacqueline Mackaway
  
Ex Official Membership
Name
Vice-Chancellor
 Professor Bruce Dowton 
President of Academic Senate (Deputy Chair)
Professor Dominic Verity 
Dean Higher Degree Research (Deputy Chair)
Professor Nick Mansfield
Director HDRO (Secretary)
Dr Ren Yi
Director, Macquarie International 
Ms Nicole Brigg
Associate Dean Higher Degree Research - Faculty of Arts
Associate Professor Andrew Alter
Associate Dean Higher Degree Research - Faculty of Business and Economics
Professor Lorne Cummings 
Associate Dean Higher Degree Research - Faculty of Human Sciences
Associate Professor Judith Homewood  
Associate Dean Higher Degree Research - Faculty of Science and Engineering
Associate Professor Tracy Rushmer
Associate Dean Higher Degree Research (Acting) - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Professor Roger Chung
  
Sub-Committee – Program and Examination Sub-Committee  (PESC)
Dean, Higher Degree Research
Professor Nick Mansfield (Chair)
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