Elections are conducted by the University Secretary (as Returning Officer) for various positions on University bodies (Councils, Committees, Boards etc). Many other bodies conduct their own elections for positions on those bodies. This site only deals with those elections undertaken by the University Secretary.

Current Staff Elections


Nominations were called to elect academic staff of the University (UON) to the Faculty Boards for a two year term commencing 1 January 2020.

At the close of the nomination period, a number of valid nominations were received and an electronic optional preferential ballot will be conducted for the below position.

One academic staff member to the Faculty of Science, Faculty Board

The candidates from the School of Environmental and Life Sciences in this election are (in alphabetical order):

  • Dr Michael Stat
  • Dr Danielle Verdon-Kidd

Candidate statements will be available to voters during the voting process and are also available here.


Staff who are eligible to vote in this election will receive an email containing instructions on how to access the electronic ballot during the voting period. Voting opens on Wednesday 2nd October and closes at 5.00pm on Wednesday 16th October 2019.


If you would like more information or have questions, please contact the Deputy Returning Officer.

E: elections@newcastle.edu.au

Recent Staff Elections

President of the Academic Senate

Nominations were called to elect a President of the Academic Senate for a term of office of three years commencing 1 January 2020. At the close of the nomination period, two valid nominations were received.

A ballot was held and the successful candidate is:

  • Professor Victoria Haskins

Academic staff on Academic Senate

Nominations were called to fill elected academic staff positions on the Academic Senate with a term of office from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021. At the close of nominations on 17 July 2019, three positions were filled unopposed and four positions received no valid nominations. Ballots were held for four positions.

To view the list of newly elected members and outstanding vacant positions, click here.

Student Elections

Visit the Student Elections Web Page for more information.