Academic Senate

Academic Senate

Macquarie University Notice of Election and call for nominations

For one (1) member from the Indigenous staff electorate on Academic Senate

For the Term of Office 17 April 2019 – 31 December 2020

Eligibility criteria for participation in Academic Senate elections

Pursuant to Rule 9(1) and (3) of the Academic Senate Rules, academic representatives are to be elected by and from the academic staff of the electorate in accordance with Schedule 1 of the University By-law provided that:

  • only members of the academic staff who are full-time or part-time continuing, or fixed term for three or more years and with fractional appointment of 50 per cent and above are eligible to participate in the election and to be elected.

Lodgment of Nominations

Nomination forms are available on mq.edu.au/about/election-forms.

Completed nomination forms must be submitted to the Returning Officer, the Executive Director, Student Engagement and Registrar, via election@mq.edu.au by no later than 3:00 pm on 19 March 2019.


A separate nomination must be completed for each candidate.

For one (1) undergraduate student member from the Faculty of Business and Economics on Academic Senate

For the term of office 17 April 2019 – 31 May 2020 (Casual vacancy position)

Macquarie University is seeking to elect an undergraduate student member from the Faculty of Business and Economics to fill a casual vacancy on Academic Senate.

Students enrolled as candidates proceeding to a degree, diploma or certificate at the University at the date and time of close of nominations are eligible for nomination.

Each nomination must be submitted using the nomination form available on the University website at: mq.edu.au/about/election-forms

All nominations must reach the Returning Officer, the Executive Director, Student Engagement and Registrar via election@mq.edu.au by no later than 3:00 pm on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

Gail White
Executive Director, Student Engagement and Registrar

Returning Officer

Results of election for Academic staff members on Academic Senate

For the term of office 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020

(Part 4 Clause 9(i) of the Academic Senate Rules)

Faculty of Arts

  • Dr Nicole Matthews
  • Professor Chris Dixon
  • Dr Frank Carrigan

Faculty of Business and Economics

  • Dr Wylie Bradford
  • Professor Rebecca Mitchell
  • Associate Professor Lanchi Snell

Faculty of Human Sciences

  • Dr Mitch Parsell
  • Dr Melanie Taylor
  • Dr Peter Roger

Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Professor Jim Denier
  • Professor Judith Dawes

(Part 4 Clause 9(j) of the Academic Senate Rules)

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • Professor Catherine Dean
  • Dr Adam Dunn

(Part 4 Clause 9(k) of the Academic Senate Rules)

Non-Faculty electorate

  • Associate Professor Bill Ashraf

Result of election for student members on the Academic Senate

For the term of office 1 June 2018 - 31 May 2020

(Part 3 Clause 7(1)(l of the Macquarie University Academic Senate Rules)

Undergraduate Student Member from the Faculty of Arts

  • Emily Ward

Undergraduate Student Member from the Faculty of Human Sciences

  • Alexei Feofiloff

Undergraduate Student Member from the Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Alexander Hablutzel

Student Member from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • Lilly Andolfatto

Postgraduate Coursework Student Members

  • Heather Lockwood
  • Smarika Mahat

Postgraduate Higher Degree Research Student Member

  • Sayantani Chatterjee

Results of election to fill casual vacancy for Student member on Academic Senate

For the term of office 13 November 2017 - 31 May 2018

(Part 3 Clause 7(1)(l) of the Academic Senate Rules)

Postgraduate Coursework Student member

  • Heather Lockwood

Results of election for Chair and Deputy Chair of Academic Senate

For the term of office 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2019

(Part 3 Clause 8(14) of the Academic Senate Rules)

Chair of Academic Senate

  • Professor Mariella Herberstein

Deputy Chair of Academic Senate

  • Professor Jacqueline Phillips

Results of election to fill casual vacancies for Student members on Academic Senate

For the term of office 22 May 2017 - 31 May 2018

(Part 3 Clause 7(1)(n) of the Academic Senate Rules)

Undergraduate Student member from the Faculty of Business and Economics

  • Andy Dong

Postgraduate Higher Degree Research Student member

  • Audrey Markowskei

Result of election for student members on the Academic Senate

For the term of office 1 June 2016 - 31 May 2018

(Part 3 Clause 7(1)(o) of the Macquarie University Academic Senate Rules)

Undergraduate Student Member from the Faculty of Arts

  • Paris Manson

Undergraduate Student Member from the Faculty of Business and Economics

  • Samuel Palmer

Undergraduate Student Member from the Faculty of Human Sciences

  • Cissy Shen

Undergraduate Student Member from the Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Simon Populin

Postgraduate Coursework Student Members

  • Brayden Jones
  • Soujanya Datta

Postgraduate Higher Research Degree Student Member

  • Budhaditya Majumdar
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