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Graduate Research Committee

Clocktower at sunset

The Graduate Research Committee is a sub-committee of the Board of Graduate Studies (BOGS), and has delegated decision-making powers for operational graduate research matters. It also provides advice to the Board of Graduate Studies on policy and regulations regarding graduate research.

Terms of Reference

  • To provide academic oversight of the graduate research degree programmes at the University of Otago;
  • To make decisions on behalf of the Board of Graduate Studies relating to the admission and enrolment, progress, approved study and examinations, of candidates for thesis-based doctoral degrees, delegating as appropriate to the Dean of the Graduate Research School;
  • To consider the matters placed before it by the Dean, Graduate Research School and the Doctoral and Scholarships Office, and provide academic advice and recommend appropriate actions for implementation through established procedures; and,
  • To review the policy and regulations for Doctoral and Master's study in the University in the light of the material placed before it and recommend any modifications to policy or regulations to the Board of Graduate Studies through the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise).

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NameDepartmentRepresentingExpiry Date (if applicable)ExtensionEmail
Professor Richard BlaikieDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise)Chair
Professor Rachel Spronken-SmithGraduate Research SchoolEx-Officio
Dr Fiona EdgarManagementCommerce31 December,
Associate Professor Lois Surgenor Psychological MedicineHealth Sciences31 December, 2017(03) 372
Dr Sally ShawSchool of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise SciencesSciences31 December,
Associate Professor Lachlan PatersonSchool of Māori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies - Te TumuHumanities31 December,
Dr Vijay MallanStudent Learning Centre31 December,
Peter BostonGraduate Research
Andrew LonieGraduate Research
In Attendance
Susan CraigGraduate Research SchoolSecretary

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Meetings for 2017

Please find below the meeting dates for the Graduate Research Committee in 2017.

  • Tuesday February 28th
  • Tuesday March 28th
  • Tuesday May 2nd
  • Tuesday May 30th
  • Tuesday June 27th
  • Tuesday July 25th
  • Tuesday August 29th
  • Tuesday September 26th
  • Tuesday October 31st
  • Tuesday November 28th

These meeting will commence at 2pm. Committee Room North, Clocktower unless shown differently above.