The University Consultative Committee (UCC) is a forum for strategic discussion, information sharing and engagement. The UCC provides an opportunity for ACU’s wider leadership group to have input into the development and execution of the university’s strategy and direction.

Committee meetings are chaired by the Chair of Academic Board and are held two to three times per year.

The UCC will:

  • seek to further the mission and Catholic identity of ACU
  • foster knowledge of and engagement with the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
  • discuss and provide advice on strategic initiatives of the university
  • consider matters related to higher education including sector developments in research, research impact, learning and teaching, and industry engagement
  • provide a collegial forum to share scholarship, innovation, and best practice relevant to ACU’s activities, and
  • advise ACU’s Senior Executive on mechanisms to improve the Student Experience.

Terms of Reference University Consultative Committee (UCC) March 2023 update (PDF, 22KB)

University Consultative Committee members

Chair Academic Board (Chair), Institutional Lead, Renewal of Registration

Professor Tim McKenry

Vice-Chancellor and President 

Professor Zlatko Skrbis

Provost (interim)

Professor Meg Stuart

Chief Operating Officer

Dr Stephen Weller

Vice President

Father Anthony Casamento

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise

Professor Abid Khan

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Ethics

Professor Hayden Ramsay

Deputy Provost (interim)

Professor Chris Lonsdale

Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director Campus Leadership

Mr Paul Campbell

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Scott Jenkins

Chief People Officer

Ms Anna Phillips

Chief of Staff

Dr Margriet Wooldridge

Academic Registrar and Director, Student Administration

Dr Kathryn Blyth

Executive Dean, Faculty of Education and Arts

Professor Mary Ryan

Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

Professor Suzanne Chambers

Executive Dean, Faculty of Law and Business

Professor Andrew O’Neil

Executive Dean, Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

Professor Dermot Nestor

Dean, Arts and Director of Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Joy Damousi

Dean, Innovation and Industry Engagement

Professor Myriam Amielh

Dean, Graduate Research

Professor Phil Parker

Dean, Thomas Moore Law School

Professor Patrick Keyzer

Dean, La Salle Academy

Professor Br David Hall

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global and Education Pathways

Mr Chris Riley

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research Impact

Professor Sandra Jones

Prof Canon Law & Children's Rights & Director, Canon Law Centre

Professor Michele Riondino

Director, Advancement and Alumni

Ms Rachelle Bramley

Director, Centre for Education and Innovation

Professor Anthony Whitty

Director, Centre for Liturgy & Prof of Liturgical Studies & Sacrament

Professor Clare Johnson 

Director, Corporate Services

Ms Sharone Ciancio

Chief Data & Insights Officer, Data Analytics & Strategic Insights

Mr Leon Bombotas

Director, Dianoia Institute of Philosophy

Professor Stephen Finlay

Director, Digital Education

Mr Andrew Vincent

Director, First Peoples

Ms Jane Ceolin

Director, Global Engagement

Ms Bronwyn Bartsch

Director, Governance and General Counsel, Office of General Counsel

Dr Diane Barker

Director, Government, Policy and Strategy

Mr Ashley Midalia

Director, Information Technology

Mr Niranjan Prabhu

Director, Institute of Child Protection Studies

Professor Daryl Higgins

Director, Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education

Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith

Director, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education

Professor Rhonda Craven

Director, Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry (acting)

Associate Professor Michael Champion

Director, Libraries

Ms Janet Fletcher

Director, Marketing & External Relations

Ms Kathy Vozella

Director, Mary Mackillop Institute for Health Research

Professor John Hawley

Director, Nursing Research Institute

Professor Sandy Middleton

Director, Pathways

Mrs Marta Spes-Skrbis

Director, PM Glynn Institute

Dr Michael Casey

Director, Portfolio Strategy and Operations (Office of the Provost)

Ms Sue Bolt

Director, Portfolio, Strategy and Operations (Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Ethics)

Mr Patrick Langrell

Director, Properties and Facilities

Mr Michael Tracey

Director, Queensland Bioethics Centre

Associate Professor David Kirchhoffer

Director, Research Services

Associate Professor Michael Baker

Director, Sport, Wellbeing and Residential Life

Mr Paul McJannett

Director, Student Support Services

Ms Georgina Ledvinka

Director, Rome Campus

Dr Claudio Betti

Director, Western Civilisation Program

Professor Robert Carver

Associate Professor & Reader / Director (Plunkett Centre for Ethics)

Associate Professor Bernadette Tobin 

Campus Dean, Ballarat

Professor Bridget Aitchison 

Campus Dean, Blacktown

Dr Valentine Mukuria

Campus Dean, Brisbane (interim)

Professor Suzanne Kuys 

Campus Dean, Canberra

Associate Professor Darius von Guttner

Campus Dean, Melbourne

Associate Professor Krista Maglen

Campus Dean, Strathfield

Associate Professor Miriam Tanti 

National Head, Peter Faber Business School

Professor Susan Dann

National Head, School of Allied Health (interim)

Professor Elspeth Froude

National Head, School of Behavioural and Health Sciences

Professor David Greene

National Head, School of Education

Professor Donna King

National Head, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine

Professor Karen Nightingale

National Head, School of Philosophy

Dr Stewart Braun

National Head, School of Theology

Associate Professor Michael Buchanan

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

Professor Justin Kemp

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education and Arts

Professor Jan Seruga

Associate Dean, Learning Teaching and Governance, Faculty of Education and Arts

Associate Professor Jennifer Carpenter

Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

Associate Professor Richard Colledge

Associate Dean, Learning, Teaching and Professional Experience, Faculty of Health Sciences

Associate Professor Stephen Guinea

Associate Dean, Learning Teaching and Accreditation, Faculty of Law and Business

Associate Professor Bhavani Sridharan

Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Education and Arts

Professor Clarence Ng

Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Health Sciences (acting)

Associate Professor Michael Cole

Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Law and Business (acting)

Professor Andrew O’Neil

Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

Associate Professor Michael Champion

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