8 March 2012

147 stand-out researchers to help evaluate our research strengths


One  hundred and forty seven (147) distinguished researchers will assess and report  on the quality of research in Australia as part of the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluations.

“These  researchers are experts in their field and in research evaluation, and have been selected from a pool of more than 600 national and international  researchers,” ARC Chief Executive Officer Professor Margaret Sheil said.

The 147 researchers are being appointed across eight Research Evaluation  Committees:

  • Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences (PCE)
  • Humanities and Creative Arts (HCA) 
  • Engineering and Environmental Sciences (EE)
  • Education and Human Society (EHS)
  • Economics and Commerce (EC)
  • Mathematical, Information and Computing Sciences (MIC) 
  • Biological and Biotechnological Sciences (BB)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (MHS)

Acknowledging the 600 plus nominations received by the ARC for the 2012 Committees, Professor Sheil said she was delighted with the response to the call for nominations and was pleased to have appointed such a strong group to undertake the 2012 ERA evaluations.

“The appointment of the Research Evaluation Committee members follows my  announcement of the eight committee chairs in October last year,” Professor Shiel said.

For more information on the Research Evaluation Committees and the membership visit the ARC Archive website. 

To view Professor Sheil’s 24 October 2011 announcement of the committee chairs visit the media release page.

Media contact: 
ARC Stakeholder Relations
0412 623 056 or communications@arc.gov.au