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Chairing an Oral Examination Panel

Chairing an Oral Examination Panel

The role of a Panel Chair is to oversee and coordinate the oral examination process.

Prior to the oral examination, the Panel Chair will:

  • read the candidate’s thesis;
  • read the interim examiner reports;
  • devise an agenda for the oral examination based on the proposed questions set by the examiners; and
  • liaise with the GRS Cordinator Research Student Support to determine the arrangements for the oral examination.

During and after the oral examination, the Panel Chair will

  • welcome all parties and providing a brief introduction to the oral examination;
  • allow all parties participating in the oral examination to ask and fully answer questions;
  • ask questions from non-attending examiners;
  • ensure the requirements of the oral examination are followed; and,
  • ensure that a final verbal recommendation is made following the conclusion of the oral examination (where appropriate), and compile a written report which includes any required corrections or revisions before the examiners disband

Eligibility criteria

A Panel Chair:

  • must be an academic staff member of the University (including adjuncts, emeritus professors, and visiting scholars) at the level of Senior Lecturer or higher;
  • must be nominated by an Associate Dean (Research);
  • must complete professional development training provided by the Graduate Research School prior to chairing an oral examination;
  • may be from a different discipline, but should be conversant with the methodology used in the candidate’s research, and
  • must not be an examiner or a person appointed as a supervisor to the candidate.

Oral Examination Panel Chairs by School

School of Arts and Humanities

 

Dr Lyndall Adams

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/arts-and-humanities/staff/profiles/research-fellows/dr-lyndall-adams

Dr Vicki Banham

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/arts-and-humanities/staff/profiles/associate-deans/dr-vicki-banham

Dr Danielle Brady

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/arts-and-humanities/staff/profiles/senior-lecturers/dr-danielle-brady

Dr Ann-Claire Larsen

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/arts-and-humanities/staff/profiles/senior-lecturers/dr-ann-claire-larsen

Professor Craig Speelman

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/arts-and-humanities/staff/profiles/associate-deans/professor-craig-speelman

 

 

School of Business and Law

 

Associate Professor Hadrian Djajadikerta

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/business-and-law/staff/profiles/associate-dean/associate-professor-hadrian-g-djajadikerta

Professor  Stephen Teo

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/business-and-law/staff/profiles/professorial-research-fellows/professor-stephen-teo

Professor Robert Powellhttp://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/business-and-law/staff/profiles/professor/professor-robert-powell

 

 

School of Education

 

Associate Professor Glenda Campbell-Evans

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/education/staff/profiles/associate-dean/associate-professor-glenda-campbell-evans

Associate Professor Geoffrey Lummis

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/education/staff/profiles/associate-professors/associate-professor-geoffrey-lummis

Professor Dawn Penney

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/education/staff/profiles/professors/professor-dawn-penney

Associate Professor Nicola Johnsonhttp://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/education/staff/profiles/associate-professors/associate-professor-nicola-johnson

 

 

School of Engineering

 

Associate Professor Mehdi Khiadani

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/engineering/staff/profiles/associate-deans/dr-mehdi-khiadani

Professor Stefan Iglauer

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/engineering/staff/profiles/associate-professors/professor-stefan-iglauer

Associate Professor Iftekhar Ahmadhttp://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/engineering/staff/profiles/associate-professors/dr-iftekhar-ahmad

 

 

School of Medical and Health Sciences

 

Professor  Elizabeth Armstrong

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/medical-and-health-sciences/our-staff/profiles/professors/professor-beth-armstrong

Professor Amanda Devine

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/medical-and-health-sciences/our-staff/profiles/professors/professor-amanda-devine

Associate Professor Sophia Nimphius

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/medical-and-health-sciences/our-research/centre-for-exercise-and-sports-science-research-cessr/researchers-and-staff/profiles/research-team/associate-professor-sophia-nimphius

Associate Professor Ken Kazunori Nosaka

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/medical-and-health-sciences/our-research/centre-for-exercise-and-sports-science-research-cessr/researchers-and-staff/profiles/research-team/professor-ken-kazunori-nosaka

Professor Dennis Taaffe

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/medical-and-health-sciences/our-staff/profiles/professors/professor-dennis-taaffe

Associate Professor Chris Abbiss

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/medical-and-health-sciences/our-staff/profiles/associate-deans/associate-professor-chris-abbiss

Dr Claus Christophersenhttp://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/medical-and-health-sciences/our-staff/profiles/lecturers/dr-claus-christophersen

 

 

School of Nursing and Midwifery

 

Associate Professor Sara Bayes

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/nursing-and-midwifery/our-staff/profiles/associate-dean/associate-professor-sara-bayes

Dr Beverly Ewens

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/nursing-and-midwifery/our-staff/profiles/senior-lecturers/dr-beverley-ewens

Associate Professor Lisa Whitehead

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/nursing-and-midwifery/our-staff/profiles/associate-dean/professor-lisa-whitehead

 

 

School of Science

 

Professor Pierre Horwitz

http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/science/staff/profiles/professors/professor-pierre-horwitz

 

 

WAAPA

 

Dr Jonathan W. Marshall

http://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/about/our-staff/profiles/research-staff/dr-jonathan-w-marshall

Associate Professor Jonathan Paget

http://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/about/our-staff/profiles/associate-deans/associate-professor-jonathan-paget

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