The Accreditation Council plays an important role in the accreditation process, overseeing quality standards of module content and delivery agents and providing a measure of independence from the ARMS Executive over accreditation recommendations.
Membership for the Accreditation Council was finalised in May, 2013. The Accreditation Council meets face to face once per year.
Professor Lee Astheimer, retired DVCR, Deakin University (Chair) - A person who served in the position of Pro or Deputy Vice Chancellor Research
Professor Tony Peacock, CEO, CRC Association (Deputy Chair) - A member from a key Australian Agency involved in the research and Innovation System
Dr Laura Dan, Australian Research Council - A member from a key Australian Agency involved in the research and innovation system.
Dr Yelena Hill - Accident Compensation Corporation, ACC Governance, Legal, Policy and Research - A member drawn from key New Zealand agencies involved in research and innovation.
Position currently vacant - A member who has served in the position of General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of an independent Medical Research Institute.
Ms Janice Besch, ARMS President
Dr Campbell Thomson, (UWA)- A member who has served in the position of Director of a University Research Office.
Dr Peter Lilly, Chairman MRIWA - A member representing a broader industry stakeholder group.
The initial Chair will be the person who has served in the position of Pro or Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) and will occupy this position for two years. Future Chairs will be drawn from the membership of the Accreditation Council.
The Accreditation Council will receive administrative support from the ARMS Chief Operating Officer, Maria Zollo firstname.lastname@example.org