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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.

2018 meeting dates

Wednesday 2 May
Tuesday 23 October

Time: 10am to 12am
Location: Chancellery, room 26, level 4A, Building 1, Broadway (CB01.04A.26)

Committee contact

Lucille Paterson
Senior Governance Support Officer
Tel: 02 9514 1226
Email: Lucille.Paterson@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
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
One Associate Dean (Research), to be appointed by the Chair Professor Michael Blumenstein
Two senior Indigenous academics (at professor or associate professor level), from different faculties/units, to be appointed by the Chair (in consultation with the Chair, Indigenous Research) following a call for expressions of interest Professor John Evans

Associate Professor Sandra Phillips
One research-active Indigenous staff member, to be appointed by the Chair (in consultation with the Chair, Indigenous Research) following a call for expressions of interest Associate Professor Gawaian Bodkin-Andrew
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 Michael Hromek
Manager, Indigenous Employment, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) 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 Professor Michelle Trudgett

Professor Elizabeth Sullivan

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 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.