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Indigenous Research Committee

About the committee

The Indigenous Research Committee is a forum for the development and progression of Indigenous research across UTS. The UTS Indigenous research priorities include:

  • increasing Indigenous staff and student research capacity
  • increasing Indigenous higher degree by research student enrolment rates
  • improving Indigenous higher degree by research student retention and completion rates
  • promoting the protection of Indigenous cultural knowledge
  • encouraging international Indigenous research links
  • ensuring UTS adopts best practice principles and processes in relation to Indigenous research.

The Indigenous Research Committee reports to the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee.

2020 meeting dates

Wednesday 4 March
Tuesday 19 May
Wednesday 26 August
Friday 9 October

Time: 10am to 12pm
Location: Chancellery Boardroom, level 4A, building 1, Broadway

Committee contact

Stephanie Carmichael
Senior Governance Support Officer
Tel: 02 9514 1226
Email: Stephanie.Carmichael@uts.edu.au

Composition and membership

Composition Membership
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (Chair) Professor Kate McGrath
Director, Research and Academic Programs, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research (Jumbunna) Professor Larissa Behrendt, AO
Associate Deans (Indigenous), or appropriate senior members of Indigenous academic staff where no Associate Dean (Indigenous) exists Professor Susan Page (Arts and Social Sciences)

Professor Robynne Quiggin (Business, Law)

Associate Professor Jason de Santolo (DAB)

Associate Professor Christopher Lawrence (FEIT)

Professor John Evans (Health)

Professor Chris Matthews (Science)

Vacant (TDI)
Dean, Graduate Research School Professor Lori Lockyer
Director, Research and Innovation Office Martin Lloyd
Chair, UTS Ethics Committee Associate Professor Beata Bajorek
University Librarian Michael Gonzalez
Director, Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges Professor Susan Page
One Associate Dean (Research), to be appointed by the Chair Professor Debra Anderson
Three level A, B, and C Indigenous academic staff, one of which must be an Early Career Researcher, and one of which must be a mid-career researcher, to be appointed by the Chair (in consultation with the Chair, Indigenous Research) following a call for expressions of interest Dr Dean Jarrett

Dr Katrina Thorpe
One Indigenous HDR student to be appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Director of Research and Academic Programs, Jumbunna following a call for expressions of interest Jake Gordon
Manager, Indigenous Employment, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) Dr Berice Anning
Co-opted members as deemed appropriate to the progression of Section 4: Indigenous Research of the Indigenous Education Strategy and determined by the Chair

Terms of reference

The Indigenous Research Committee will:

  • consider, develop and progress Indigenous research at UTS
  • recommend practical initiatives for inclusion into relevant sections of the Indigenous Education and Research Strategy
  • coordinate and implement to initiatives aimed at progressing Indigenous research across UTS, and
  • provide advice or action as appropriate any relevant matters referred to it by the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee.

Procedural matters

Term of office

The term of office for a member of the Indigenous Research Committee, other than an ex-officio member, will be two years.

Review of membership

The composition and membership of the Indigenous Research Committee will be reviewed periodically by the Chair in accordance with the procedures approved by the Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Strategies Committee and amended from time to time.

Quorum

The quorum shall be one-half of the current members of the committee, if one-half is not a whole number, the next higher whole number shall be used.

Vacant positions on the committee do not count toward the total membership of which one-half is required to reach a quorum.

Frequency of meetings

The Indigenous Research Committee meets at least twice per year.