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Research Committee

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Terms of Reference

  • To submit recommendations to the Senate on matters relating to research in the University, including policies and strategies for fostering and advancing research, innovation, and the commercialization of research;
  • To allocate and monitor funds within the Senate-approved Research Committee schemes in order to provide strategic support for research within the University of Otago;
  • To advise the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), and the Senate, on the development of and subsequent revisions to the University of Otago's strategic research plan and the ongoing monitoring of any outcomes defined in the plan.

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Composition of Committee Member Expiry date
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Convener) Professor Richard Blaikie Ex Officio

Division of Commerce (Associate Dean Research)

Associate Professor Kirsten Robertson

Ex Officio

Division of Health Sciences (Associate Dean Research) Professor Roslyn Kemp Ex Officio
Division of Humanities (Associate Dean Research) Professor Hugh Campbell Ex Officio
Division of Sciences (Associate Dean Research) Dr Ting Wang Ex Officio
Māori Staff (Te Poutama Māori) Associate Professor Emma Wyeth Ex Officio
University of Otago - Wellington (Associate Dean Research) Dr Sara Filoche Ex Officio
University of Otago – Christchurch (Associate Dean Research) Professor Lisa Stamp Ex Officio
Director, Research and Enterprise Dr Martin Gagnon Ex Officio
Early Career staff (Ozone) Dr Nic Rawlence Ex Officio
Pacific Staff Caucus Associate Professor Rose Richards Ex Officio
Dean of Graduate Research School Professor Rachel Spronken-Smith Ex Officio
Co-opted (Social Sciences) Associate Professor Tamlin Conner Dec 2023
In attendance

Committee Secretary, Research Committee

Key contact

Ruth Sharpe (Senior Administrator, Academic Committees and Services), ext 6531

Dr John Milnes (Research Information Co-ordinator, Research and Enterprise), ext 4517

Fiona Seaton (Research Committee Administrator), ext 5967


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Meetings for 2021

  • 10 February
  • 10 March
  • 14 April
  • 12 May
  • 9 June
  • 14 July
  • 11 August
  • 15 September
  • 13 October
  • 10 November
  • 8 December
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eResearch Advisory Group

The eResearch Advisory Group (ERA@Otago) is a sub-committee of the Research Committee. Its purpose is to support and promote eResearch across the University.