Elections

Elections for staff positions on University Council, Academic Senate and the Faculty Boards are conducted by Governance Assurance Services with the University Secretary being the Returning Officer.

Other bodies throughout the University conduct their own elections for positions on their boards and Committees.

This webpage only deals with the elections undertaken by Governance Assurance Services.


The University has a range of opportunities for staff to become involved in Committees that contribute to the teaching, learning and the business of the University. Committee members get to meet an influential network of people, learn new skills, develop their professional skills and effect change at the University.

Do you have questions relating to elections?   Read the Frequently Asked Questions fact sheet and the documents located below in the 'Election Information and Resources' section.


Key Resources


Legislation and Key Documents


Register of Intending Members 

Are you interested in becoming a member of Council, Academic Senate or a Faculty Board?

You don't need to wait. You can have your name listed any time on the Register of Intending Members. All you need to do is send an email to elections@newcastle.edu.au giving us your contact details and telling us whether you are interested in Council, Academic Senate or Faculty Board, or both. It's that simple.

The Deputy Returning Officer will then contact you personally whenever there are vacancies for which you are eligible, inviting you to submit a Nomination Form, no obligation.

Current Staff Elections

There are no current staff elections.

Recent Election Results

NOTICE OF RESULTS


A preferential ballot was held to elect two academic staff members to the University Council for a term of office from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2022.

Ten valid nominations were received and an electronic ballot was held.

The voting period closed at 5:00pm on Wednesday 15 July and a count was conducted on Thursday 16 July 2020.

The following candidates are declared elected:
  • Associate Professor Brendan Boyle; and
  • Professor Jennifer Martin.

NOTICE OF RESULTS


A preferential ballot was held to elect one non-academic staff member to the University Council for a term of office from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2022.

Five valid nominations were received and an electronic ballot was held.

The voting period closed at 5:00pm on Wednesday 15 July and a count was conducted on Thursday 16 July 2020.

The following candidate is declared elected:

Ms Natalie Downing

NOTICE OF ELECTION RESULTS


Nominations were called to elect academic staff members of the University to the Academic Senate for a two year term from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022.

The following candidates are declared elected:

PositionLevelSuccessful Candidate

Members of the Professoriate - Callaghan

Level D or E

Associate Professor Sally Hewat

and

Associate Professor Jennifer Schneider

Member of the Professoriate - Non-Callaghan location

Level D or EAssociate Professor Stefania Paolini
Faculty of Education and ArtsLevel C or DDr Angela Page
Faculty of Health and MedicineLevel C or DDr Richard McGee
Faculty of ScienceLevel C or D

Dr Linda Campbell

Faculty of ScienceLevel EProfessor Florian Breuer

Faculty of Business and Law

Level C or DAssociate Professor Frank Agbola

Faculty of Business and Law

Level A or BDr Bin Li

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Level A or B

Dr Chethana Illankoon

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Level C or D

Associate Professor Karen Blackmore

NOTICE OF RESULTS

Nominations were called to elect Faculty Board staff members to the Academic Senate for a one year term from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.

The following candidates are declared elected:

Faculty

Position Available

Successful Candidate

Faculty of Education and Arts

1 x one year position available

  • Dr Suzanne Macqueen

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

1 x one year position available

  • Associate Professor Stephan Chalup

Faculty of Science

1 x one year position available

  • Dr Megan Huggett

Faculty of Business and Law

1 x one year position available

  • Dr Marcus Rodrigs

NOTICE OF ELECTION RESULTS


Nominations were called to elect academic staff members to the Faculty Boards for a one year term from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.

The following candidates are declared elected:

PositionSuccessful candidate
School of Creative Industries

Dr Helen English

School of Education

Dr Kate Ferguson-Patrick

Associate Professor Heather Sharp

School of Humanities and Social Science

Associate Professor Bill Palmer

Associate Professor Penny Buykx

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Dr Kim Maund

Mr Thomas Johnson

School of Electrical Engineering and Computing

Associate Professor Stephan Chalup

School of Engineering

Dr Lloyd Pilgrim

Associate Professor Kenneth Williams

School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

Professor Jon Hirst

School of Health Sciences

Dr Jennifer St George

School of Medicine and Public Health

Associate Professor Amanda Dawson

Dr Vanessa Murphy

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Dr Graeme Browne

Ms Jessica Wood

School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Dr Megan Huggett

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Professor Peter Howley

School of Psychology

Associate Professor Stefania Paolini

Newcastle Business School

Dr Marcus Rodrigs

Newcastle Law School

Associate Professor Neil Foster

Contact

Contact the Deputy Returning Officer for all elections questions on elections@newcastle.edu.au


STUDENT ELECTIONS

Visit the Student Elections Web Page for more information on student positions on Council, Academic Senate and Faculty Boards.