AEC membership

CATEGORY 1

At least four (4) members appointed by Academic Board, in accordance with minimum requirements for AEC membership outlined in the Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, including:

  1. A person with qualifications in veterinary science, preferably with experience relevant to the activities of the institution, or a person with qualifications and experience to provide comparable expertise:
    • Dr Michael Sheedy
    • Professor Wayne Robinson
    • Dr John Larsen
  2. A person with substantial recent experience in animal experimentation:
    • Mr Andrew Arnold
    • Professor David Peidrafita
  3. A person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals, who is not employed by or otherwise associated with the institution, and who is not involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. The person should where possible be selected on the basis of membership of an animal welfare organisation:
    • Mr Rolf Schlagloth
    • Mr Martin Scuffins
  4. An independent person who does not currently, and has not previously, conducted experiments using animals, and who is preferably not an employee of the institution:
    • Mr Scott Sherritt
    • Mrs Elizabeth Clay

CATEGORY 2

Additional members appointed by Academic Board:

  1. A Chairperson, appointed by the Academic Board on the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor (term as determined by the Board):
    • Professor Rob Wallis

Observers - Unable to vote

  1. A member of the University responsible for the care of animals appointed by the Board:
    • Dr Grant Palmer