Board of Graduate Studies

Terms of reference

  • To advise on and develop policy on postgraduate study
  • To promote postgraduate study and research
  • To act on all administrative matters relating to all doctorates and higher degrees
  • To appoint examiners and moderators
  • To oversee the conduct of examinations of doctoral and higher degrees
  • To advise on the management and activities of the School of Graduate Studies
  • To collect and report on statistics relevant to graduate studies
  • To act on matters relating to the establishment and award of graduate Scholarships, Prizes and Awards as required by Scholarships Sub-Committee
  • To recommend the award of the University of Auckland doctoral scholarships to Council


  • Dean of Graduate Studies – Chair
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) or nominee
  • Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Faculty Associate Deans (Postgraduate)
  • Two professors elected by the professoriate
  • Two sub-professorial staff members elected by sub-professorial staff
  • Two representatives of postgraduate students nominated by the Postgraduate Students' Association

The Board of Graduate Studies reports to Senate.

Members and term of office

Dean of Graduate Studies Holds office until
Associate Professor C Daley - Chair Ex-officio
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)  or nominee
Holds office until
Professor J Morrow
Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies
Holds office until
Dr J Cronin
Faculty Associate Deans (Postgraduate)
Holds office until
Associate Professor L Bailey, Arts
Associate Professor M Benson-Rea, Business and Economics Ex-officio
Associate Professor N November, Creative Arts and Industries
Professor G Brown, Education and Social Work Ex-officio
Dr R Clarke, Engineering Ex-officio
Associate Professor C Noonan, Law Ex-officio
Professor T Sherwin, Medical and Health Sciences Ex-officio
Associate Professor V Kirk, Science   Ex-officio
Two Professors Elected by the Professoriate
Holds office until
Professor T McIntosh
Professor T ter Elst 31.01.22
Two Sub-Professorial Staff Members Elected by Sub-Professorial Staff
Holds office until
Associate Professor M Jones
Dr E Cochrane 31.01.22
Two Representatives of Postgraduate Students Nominated by the Postgraduate Students' Association
Holds office until
Mr P Davis
Mr Z Roberts 31.05.19
In Attendance
Holds office until
Dr H Ross
Mr S Maguire  
Ms J Browne  

Committee Secretary

Ms S Dickerson
Phone: +64 373 7599 ext 83778

Schedule of meetings

Date Time
18.02.19 9.00am
25.03.19 9.00am
20.05.19 9.00am
22.07.19 9.00am
16.09.19 9.00am
04.11.19 9.00am