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Higher Degree Research Committee

The Higher Degree Research Committee (HDRC) is a Committee of Academic Senate responsible for all academic matters relating to Higher Degree Research candidature. HDRC has a Sub-Committee called the Program and Exam Sub-Committee which assesses new research programs, units, scholarship awards, thesis examiner appointments and results. Matters of HDR policy and procedure are also examined by the Higher Degree Research Committee. 

Academic Senate has approved new Terms of Reference for the Higher Degree Research Committee which will apply from 1 January 2009.  The new Terms of Reference reflect the new academic structure of Macquarie University and ensure that this important Committee continues to support the strategic research training goals of the University.

HDRC Membership

Membership
Name
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) (CHAIR)
Prof Sakkie Pretorius
Dean HDR
Prof Nick Mansfield
Director Research Training & International Research Training Partnerships - (Secretary)
Dr Ren Yi
Chair Academic Senate
Prof Dominic Verity
Associate Dean HDR - Arts
Dr Andrew Alter
Associate Dean HDR Arts (Acting)
Dr Noah Bassil
Ancient History - Arts
A/Prof Boyo Ockinga
Associate Dean HDR - FBE
Prof Lorne Cummings
Business & Economics
A/Prof Pundarikaksha Mukhopadhaya
Faculty of Human Sciences
Associate Professor Jennifer Cornish
Psychology - Human Sciences
A/Prof Jennifer Cornish
Faculty of Science and Engineering
A/Prof Tracy Rushmer
Science
A/Prof Bridget Mabbutt
Deputy AD-HDR - Chiropractic
A/Prof Subramanyam Vemulpad
MGSM Dr Vito Mollica 
Associate Dean - Medicine & Health Sciences
Prof Roger Chung
Faculty Medicine & Health Science
Prof Mark Connor
Associate Director - International Relations
Ms Michele Robinson
University Librarian
Mrs JoAnne Sparks
Faculty Student Member - Arts
 Ms Selina Springett
Faculty Student Member
 Ms Jacqueline Mackaway


Ex Official Membership
Name
Vice-Chancellor
 Professor Bruce Dowton 
President of Academic Senate (Deputy Chair)
  Professor Dominic Verity 
Dean Higher Degree Research (Deputy Chair)
Professor Nick Mansfield
Director HDRO (Secretary) Dr Ren Yi
Director, Macquarie International 
Ms Nicole Brigg
Associate Dean Higher Degree Research - Faculty of Arts
Associate Professor Andrew Alter
Associate Dean Higher Degree Research - Faculty of Business and Economics
       Professor Lorne Cummings 
Associate Dean Higher Degree Research - Faculty of Human Sciences
  Associate Professor Judith Homewood  
Associate Dean Higher Degree Research - Faculty of Science and Engineering
Associate Professor Tracy Rushmer
Associate Dean Higher Degree Research (Acting) - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Professor Roger Chung


Sub-Committee Program and Examination Sub-Committee  (PESC)
Dean, Higher Degree Research
Professor Nick Mansfield (Chair)