Professor Kevin Hall appointed member of the ARC Advisory Council

Thursday, 12 July 2018


The Australian Research Council (ARC) announced University of Newcastle Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Professor Kevin Hall has been appointed a member of its Advisory Council.

Professor Hall, who joined the University of Newcastle in 2014, is among seven new members announced by the ARC’s Chief Executive Officer, Professor Sue Thomas, to reinvigorate the ARC Advisory Council.

“I am pleased to announce the new members of the ARC Advisory Council who will provide advice to the ARC on key research policy issues – lending independent strategic guidance and experience that will strengthen the ARC’s ability to support research and innovation in Australia.

“It is important for the ARC to be informed by the views of suitably experienced individuals who can provide valuable insight into the issues faced by researchers in the higher education and research sector,” Professor Thomas said.

“Our new ARC Advisory Council members encompass strong backgrounds from academia and industry, to ensure input from those sectors who can both partner with, and benefit from, ARC-funded research,” Professor Thomas said.

Council members are appointed on the basis of their distinguished research records or achievements in business research and development.

An accomplished civil engineer, Professor Hall has a distinguished academic career holding senior academic leadership roles in universities in Australia and Canada.

Members serve a period of up to three years to advise on strategic issues relating to the mission of the ARC including strategic planning; policy matters relating to innovation, research and research training; and evaluation of research.