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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

Molly Lamping Fleck
Senior Governance Support 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) Professor Sandra Schuck, Arts and Social Sciences

Dr Nico Schulenkorf, Business

To be advised, Design, Architecture and Building

Professor Massimo Piccardi, Engineering and Information Technology

Associate Professor Alex Wang, Health

Associate Professor Teresa Libesman, Law

Dr Wilhelmina (Willa) Huston, Science

Professor Louise McWhinnie, Transdisciplinary Innovation
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) Dr Nick Hopwood, Arts and Social Sciences

Dr Natalina Zlatevska, Business

Professor Perry Forsythe, Design, Architecture and Building

Dr Susan Stewart, Design, Architecture and Building

Dr Behzad Fatahi, Engineering and Information Technology

Professor Aaron Coutts, Health

Associate Professor Terri Libesman, Law

Associate Professor Andrew McDonagh, Science

Professor Kees Dorst, Transdisciplinary Innovation
A graduate research student of the University who has been enrolled at the University for at least one year, appointed from panel members nominated by the deans under Rule 17.2.1(2) Graeme Kinsella, Business

Mark Van Rijmenam, Business

Susan Bailey, Design, Architecture and Building

Catriona Fisk, Design, Architecture and Building

John Phung, Engineering and Information Technology

Jeffrey Vongmany, Health

Lucy York, Law

Andrew Walton, Science

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 2018.

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.