Mariella Herberstein



Professor Mariella Herberstein



Deputy Chair

Professor Jacqueline Phillips

Ex-Officio Members

Academic Senate Rules 9(1)(a)-(e) - the Vice-Chancellor, two Deputy Vice-Chancellors and up to three Pro-Vice Chancellors.

Bruce Dowton


Professor S Bruce Dowton


Professor Kevin Jameson

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)



Professor Sakkie Pretorius

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Professor Dominique Parrish  

Professor Dominique Parrish

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)
Professor Sean Brawley  

Professor Sean Brawley

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Programs and Pathways)
Leanne Holt  

Dr Leanne Holt

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy)

Professor Lesley Hughes


Professor Lesley Hughes

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity and Development)
Amanda Barnier  

Professor Amanda Barnier

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Performance)

Academic Senate Rule 9(1)(f) - the Executive Deans of Faculties.



Professor Martina Möllering

Executive Dean of Faculty of Arts
Leonie Tickle  

Professor Leonie Tickle

Interim Executive Dean of Macquarie Business School

Professor Patrick Neil


Professor Patrick McNeil

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Medicine and Health and
Executive Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences

Professor Bernard Mans

Interim Executive Dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering

Academic Senate Rule 9(1)(g)-(h) - the Dean of Higher Degree Research and the University Librarian.

Professor Simon Handley


Professor Simon Handley

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Higher Degree Research Training and Partnerships)
Dr Belinda Tiffen  

Dr Belinda Tiffen

University Librarian

Elected Members

Academic Senate Rule 9(1)(i) - three members from each of the Faculties of Arts, Macquarie Business School, Human Sciences, and Science and Engineering. (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020)

Academic Senate Rule 9(1)(j) - two members from the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences. (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020)


Faculty of Arts


Dr Frank Carrigan

Macquarie Law School
Professor Chris Dixon  

Professor Chris Dixon

Department of Modern History, Politics & International Relations
Dr Nicole Matthews  

Dr Nicole Matthews

Department of Media, Music, Communications & Cultural Studies

Macquarie Business School

Dr Wylie Bradford  

Associate Professor Wylie Bradford

Department of Economics
Professor Rebecca Mitchell  

Professor Rebecca Mitchell

Department of Management
Associate Professor Lan Snell  

Associate Professor Lan Snell

Department of Marketing

Faculty of Human Sciences

Matt Bower


Associate Professor Matt Bower

Department of Educational Studies



Associate Professor Peter Roger

Department of Linguistics
Dr Mel Taylor  

Associate Professor Mel Taylor

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences



Professor Catherine Dean

Department of Health Professions
Thomas Fath  

Professor Thomas Fath

Department of Biomedical Sciences


Faculty of Science and Engineering


Professor Judith Dawes

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Professor Grant Hose  

Professor Grant Hose

Department of Biological Sciences
Alison Rodger  

Professor Alison Rodger

Department of Molecular Sciences

Academic Senate Rule 9(1)(k) - one member from the non-Faculty electorate. (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020)

Florence CHIEW_photo  

Dr Florence Chiew

Academic Senate Rule 9(1)(l) - one member from the Indigenous staff electorate. (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020

Tristan Kennedy  

Dr Tristan Kennedy

Academic Senate Rule 9(1)(m) - student members, term of office two years (until 31 May 2020) - (membership extended to 30 November 2020 at Academic Senate meeting of 19 February 2020 Res 20/08)

Grace McIntosh Kessling  

Grace McIntosh Kessling

Undergraduate - Faculty of Arts
Jenni Zoue  

Jenni Zoue

Undergraduate - Macquarie Business School

Alexei Feofiloff

Undergraduate - Faculty of Human Sciences

Alexander Hablutzel

Undergraduate - Faculty of Science and Engineering
Shabnam Mohamad Shafiq  

Shabnam Mohamad Shafiq

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences

Maria Koutsouklakis

Postgraduate - Coursework

Leanne Freame

Postgraduate - Coursework

Sayantani Chatterjee

Postgraduate - Higher Degree Research (HDR)

Appointed Members

Academic Senate Rule 9(1)(m) - up to three additional members appointed by resolution of Academic Senate, to include the chairs of Academic Senate Standing Committees


Associate Professor Catriona Lavermicocca

Chair of Academic Standards and Quality Committee
Associate Professor Yvonne Breyer  

Associate Professor Yvonne Breyer

Chair of Senate Learning and Teaching Committee

Co-opted Members

Academic Senate Rule 9(1)(n) - up to four additional members co-opted by resolution of Academic Senate to address gaps in expertise or diversity and social inclusion.


Stephen Burke

Sessional Academic Representative

Koo Abuali  

Koo Abuali

Student Representative

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