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Graduate Research Students' Appeals Committee

A committee of Academic Board


Meetings for the Graduate Research Students’ Appeals Committee are held as required.

Committee contact

Jenny Luong
Senior Governance Support Officer (Electoral Officer)
Tel: 02 9514 1235

Composition and membership

Composition Panel membership
Chair appointed from panel members nominated by the deans under Rule 17.2.1(2) Dr Nick Hopwood, Arts and Social Sciences
Associate Professor Nico Schulenkorf, Business
Associate Professor Toby Slade, Design, Architecture and Building
Christy Liang, Engineering and Information Technology
Professor Deborah Street, Health
Professor Tracey Booth, Law
Associate Professor Cuong Ton-That, Science
Two academic staff members with experience in supervision of graduate research students appointed from panel members nominated by the deans under Rule 17.2.1(2) Associate Professor Christina Ho, Arts and Social Sciences
Dr Peter Lam, Business
Dr Mina Mortazavi, Engineering and Information Technology
Dr Jack Wang, Engineering and Information Technology
Associate Professor Christine Catling, Health
Dr Sara Dehm, Law
Professor Simon Mitrovic, Science
Dr Barbara Doran, TD School
Dr Paul Brown, TD School
Graduate research students of the university who have been enrolled at the university for at least one year, appointed from panel members nominated by the deans under Rule 17.2.1(2) Anne Casey, Arts and Social Sciences
Danon Jalali, Design, Architecture and Building
Jacqueline Dinklo, Engineering and Information Technology
Tracey Oorschot, Health
Alicia Pearce, Law
Margadhi Bamunu Arachchige, Science
Sharni Collins, Science
Monique Potts, TD School

Terms of reference

  1. The Graduate Research Students Appeals’ Committee shall make determinations on graduate research student appeals against discontinuation of candidature on grounds of unsatisfactory progress pursuant to Rule 11.23.2(1) or unsatisfactory examination pursuant to Rule 11.23.2(2).
  2. In cases where an appeal is upheld, the Graduate Research Students’ Appeals Committee may also make recommendations to facilitate the implementation of a remedy appropriate to the circumstances of the matters in question. These recommendations must comply with UTS rules, policies and procedures, including the Student Rules and the Graduate Research School’s policies and procedures.

Membership term

Two-year term of office to 31 December 2022.

Panel members may be appointed for no more than three consecutive terms.


The Graduate Research Students’ Appeals Committee Procedures (PDF) govern the committee’s operation and clarify the roles and responsibilities of committee members.

The procedures are approved by Academic Board in accordance with Rules 17.5.3 and 17.5.4 and they supplement Rules 17.5 to 17.8, which outline general procedures for all appeals committees of Academic Board.