The governance bodies of our faculties

Faculty Boards form a critical component of Macquarie University’s academic governance framework. Each Board consists of academic and professional staff as well as student representatives.

Faculty Boards have been established under the Faculty Rules. These rules were made by the Council of Macquarie University under section 29 of the Macquarie University Act 1989.

Faculty Boards operate under the Terms of Reference approved by the Vice-Chancellor.

A consolidated summary of meeting dates for Faculty Boards in 2021 is available here.

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Faculty of Arts (FoA)

Faculty of Arts Faculty Board meetings are scheduled for the calendar year. Meeting details, including agendas, can be accessed below by staff in the Faculty of Arts.

Members who are unable to attend should submit apologies in advance of the meeting to:

Shirley Sorensen
Governance Officer
T: +61 (2) 9850 4272
E: foa_facultyboard@mq.edu.au

DateTime
Tuesday 2 February4pm – 5pm
Tuesday 23 March10am – 12pm
Tuesday 27 April10am – 12pm
Tuesday 6 July10.30am – 12pm
Tuesday 28 September10am – 12pm
Tuesday 7 December10am – 12pm

Agendas and reports of meetings for previous calendar years are available below. To request information from earlier years, contact foa_facultyboard@mq.edu.au.

2020
2019

(As at 1 January 2021)

Ex-officio members
PositionMember
Executive DeanProfessor Martina Möllering
Deputy Dean of the FacultyTBC
Associate Dean, Quality and StandardsAssociate Professor Panos Vlachopoulos (Deputy Chair)
Associate Dean, Learning and TeachingProfessor Peter Keegan
Associate Dean, Higher Degree ResearchAssociate Professor Noah Bassil
Associate Dean, ResearchProfessor Robert Reynolds
Dean, School of EducationProfessor Mary Ryan
Head of Department, Indigenous StudiesProfessor Bronwyn Carlson
Dean, Macquarie Law SchoolDr Marc De Vos
Head of Department, Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language and LiteratureAssociate Professor Hsu-Ming Teo
Head of Department, History and ArchaeologyProfessor Malcolm Choat
Head of Department, PhilosophyProfessor Richard Menary
Head of Department, Security Studies and CriminologyProfessor Benjamin Schreer
Dean, School of Social SciencesProfessor Chris Dixon
Faculty General ManagerNeil Durrant
Elected academic staff
PositionMember
Department of History and ArchaeologyDr Paul McKechnie
Department of Indigenous StudiesVacant
Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language and LiteratureDr Willa McDonald
Department of PhilosophyAssociate Professor Paul Formosa
Department of Security Studies and CriminologyDr Allon Uhlmann
Macquarie Law SchoolDr Sonya Willis
School of EducationAssociate Professor Penny Van Bergen
School of Social SciencesDr Shaun Wilson
Elected professional staff
PositionMember
Senior Learning DesignerGai Ramesh
Elected students
PositionMember
UndergraduateClara Fernandez
UndergraduateZiyan Tejani
Co-opted members
PositionMember
Manager, Learning and Teaching, Quality and SupportLynn Negus

Macquarie Business School (MQBS)

Macquarie Business School Faculty Board meetings are scheduled for the calendar year. Meeting details, including agendas, can be accessed below by staff in the Macquarie Business School.

Members who are unable to attend should submit apologies in advance of the meeting to:

Air Sinthawalai
Governance Officer, Governance Services
T: +61 (2) 9850 7320
E: mqbs_facultyboard@mq.edu.au

DateTime
Monday 1 February3pm – 5pm
Monday 22 March3pm – 5pm
Monday 5 July3pm – 5pm
Monday 27 September3pm – 5pm
Monday 6 December3pm – 5pm

Agendas and reports of meetings for previous calendar years are available below. To request information from earlier years, contact mqbs_facultyboard@mq.edu.au.

2020
2019

(As at 2 January 2021)

Ex-officio members
PositionMember
Executive DeanProfessor Eric Knight (Chair)
Interim Associate Dean, Programs & Pathways Postgraduate, and Associate Dean, Governance, Accreditation, Rankings and Business IntelligenceProfessor Rebecca Mitchell (Deputy Chair)
Interim Associate Dean, Research, and Associate Dean, Higher Degree ResearchProfessor Vito Mollica
Associate Dean, Learning and TeachingAssociate Professor Yvonne Breyer (Acting)
Associate Dean, Corporate EngagementProfessor Anne Cooper
Associate Dean, Programs & Pathways, UndergraduateVacant
Head of Department AccountingProfessor Rahat Munir
Head of Department Actuarial Studies & Business AnalyticsProfessor David Pitt
Head of Department Applied FinanceProfessor Tom Smith
Head of Department EconomicsProfessor Lisa Magnani
Head of Department ManagementProfessor Steven Grover
Head of Department MarketingProfessor Aron O’Cass
Faculty General ManagerAnn Goldwater
Elected academic staff
PositionMember
Department of Accounting and Corporate GovernanceAssociate Professor Yvette Blount
Department of Actuarial Studies & Business AnalyticsDr Chi Truong
Department of Applied FinanceAssociate Professor Clara Zhou
Department of EconomicsProfessor Jeffrey Sheen
Department of MarketingAssociate Professor Vida Siahtiri
Department of ManagementAssociate Professor Nikola Balnave
Elected professional staff
PositionMember
Senior Academic Programs OfficerJoanna Sabri
Elected students
PositionMember
PostgraduateHamid Yahyaei
UndergraduateRichard Studencki

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences (FMHHS)

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences Faculty Board meetings are scheduled for the calendar year. Meeting details, including agendas, can be accessed below by staff in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences.

Members who are unable to attend should submit apologies in advance of the meeting to:

Air Sinthawalai
Governance Officer, Governance Services
T: +61 (2) 9850 7320
E: fmhhs_facultyboard@mq.edu.au

DateTime
Tuesday 2 February10am – 12pm
Tuesday 20 April10am – 12pm
Tuesday 6 July10am – 12pm
Tuesday 26 October10am – 12pm
Tuesday 7 December10am – 12pm

Agendas and reports of meetings for previous calendar years are available below. To request information from earlier years, contact fmhhs_facultyboard@mq.edu.au.

2020
2019
Ex-officio members

(As at 1 January 2021)

PositionMember
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Medicine and Health and Executive DeanProfessor Patrick McNeil (Chair)
Deputy DeanProfessor Catherine Dean (Deputy Chair)
Associate Dean, Learning and TeachingProfessor Catherine Dean
Associate Dean, ResearchProfessor Roger Chung
Associate Dean, Higher Degree ResearchProfessor Mark Connor
Associate Dean, Clinical MedicineProfessor John Cartmill
Head of Department, Biomedical SciencesProfessor Helen Rizos
Head of Department, ChiropracticAssociate Professor Rosemary Giuriato
Head of Department, Clinical MedicineProfessor Vincent Lam
Head of Department, Cognitive ScienceAssociate Professor Paul Sowman
Head of Department, Health ProfessionsProfessor Catherine Dean
Head of Department, Health Systems and PopulationsProfessor Janaki Amin
Head of Department, LinguisticsProfessor Jan-Louis Kruger
Head of Department, PsychologyProfessor Erik Reichle
Faculty General ManagerDr Welly Firmanto
Elected academic staff
PositionMember
Department of Biomedical SciencesDr Albert Lee
Department of ChiropracticDr Hazel Jenkins
Department of Clinical MedicineDr Rouzbeh Abbassi
Department of Cognitive ScienceAssociate Professor David Kaplan
Department of Health ProfessionsDr Taryn Jones
Department of Health Systems and PopulationsAlexandra Bhatti
Department of LinguisticsDr Michael Proctor
Department of PsychologyAssociate Professor Simon Boag
Elected professional staff
PositionMember
Clinical Educator (Physiotherapy), Department of Health ProfessionsJacque North
Elected students
PositionMember
UndergraduateTakudzwa Chivazve
UndergraduateDanielle Tonkin
Co-opted members
PositionMember
Director of Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation ScienceProfessor Jeffrey Braithwaite
Director of Academic Health StrategyNatalie Sequeira
Early Career ResearcherDr Rae-Anne Hardie
Director of Educational Services, FMHHS Admin and OperationsHayley Harris

Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE)

The Faculty of Science and Engineering Faculty Board meetings are scheduled for the calendar year. Meeting details, including agendas, can be accessed below by staff in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Members who are unable to attend should submit apologies in advance of the meeting to:

Lucy Forshaw
Governance Officer
T: +61 (2) 9850 7343
E: fse_facultyboard@mq.edu.au

DateTime
Tuesday 2 February2pm – 4pm
Tuesday 27 April2pm – 4pm
Tuesday 6 July2pm – 4pm
Tuesday 5 October2pm – 4pm
Tuesday 7 December2pm – 4pm

Agendas and reports of meetings for previous calendar years are available below. To request information from earlier years, contact fse_facultyboard@mq.edu.au.

2020
2019

(As at 1 January 2021)

Ex-officio members
PositionMember
Executive DeanProfessor Magnus Nydén
Deputy DeanTBC
Associate Dean, Quality and StandardsAssociate Professor Michael Hitchens (Deputy Chair)
Associate Dean, Learning and TeachingAssociate Professor James Downes
Associate Dean, ResearchProfessor David Coutts
Associate Dean, Global EngagementProfessor Richard de Grijs
Associate Dean, Higher Degree ResearchProfessor Tracy Rushmer
Associate Dean, Industry and Corporate EngagementProfessor Grant Hose
Director, Australian Astronomical OpticsProfessor Mark Casali
Head of Department, Applied BioSciencesProfessor Phil Taylor
Head of Department, Biological SciencesProfessor Nathan Hart
Head of Department, ComputingProfessor Michael Sheng
Dean, School of EngineeringProfessor Darren Bagnall
Head of Department, Earth and Environmental SciencesProfessor Simon George
Head of Department, Mathematics and StatisticsProfessor Samuel Muller
Head of Department, Molecular SciencesProfessor Alison Rodger
Head of Department, Physics and AstronomyProfessor Michael Steel
Faculty General ManagerRebecca Bond
Elected academic staff
PositionMember
Australian Astronomical OpticsProfessor Andrew Hopkins
Department of Applied BioSciencesVacant
Department of Biological SciencesProfessor Ian Wright
Department of ComputingAssociate Professor Steve Cassidy
Department of Earth and Environmental SciencesAssociate Professor Paul Beggs
School of EngineeringAssociate Professor Rouzbeh Abbassi
Department of Mathematics and StatisticsDr David Bulger
Department of Molecular SciencesDr Fei Liu
Department of Physics and AstronomyDr Devika Kamath
Elected professional staff
PositionMember
Program Manager, EngineeringByron Wilson
Elected students
PositionMember
UndergraduateNicholas Mok
UndergraduateBradley Graves
Academic Staff outside of the Faculty of Science and Engineering
PositionMember
Faculty of Medicine and Health SciencesProfessor Ian Johnson
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Last updated: 14 Oct 2021