ACUR is overseen by an International Steering Group consisting of senior academics with interests and international profiles in higher education and the impact of student engagement in research on graduate outcomes, as well as their contributions to research programs.

The Steering Group acts as an influential advisory body in respect of the activities of ACUR. Currently, there are 78 active Steering Group members, representing 30 Australian and 3 New Zealand universities and 14 other organisations and universities worldwide.

ACUR Steering Group Members

Prof Elizabeth Ambos Executive Officer of CUR Council on Undergraduate Research USA
Mrs Neridah Baker Senior Advisor, Learning and Teaching La Trobe University Australia
Prof Richard Baker Pro-Vice-Chancellor Student Experience Australian National University Australia
Prof Carol Bender University Distinguished Outreach Professor (and Director of UBRP) University of Arizona (Tucson) USA
Prof Dawn Bennett Professorial Research Fellow, Faculty of Humanities Curtin University Australia
A/Prof Adam Bridgeman Director of  first year Chemistry and Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching University of Sydney Australia
Prof Liz Burd Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching University of Newcastle Australia
A/Prof Angela Carbone Associate Director, Office of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) Monash University Australia
Prof Geoffrey Crisp Pro-Vice-Chancellor University of New South Wales Australia
Prof Patrick Crookes Professor in the School of Nursing and  Director of the Wollongong Academy for Tertiary Teaching and Learning Excellence (WATTLE) University of Wollongong Australia
Dr Christine de Matos Associate Dean, Academic Development & Research; Senior Lecturer History University of Notre Dame Australia
Dr Efrat Eilam Institute of Sustainability and Innovation Victoria University Australia
Prof Darrell Evans Deputy Vice-Chancellor University of Newcastle Australia
Dr Cath Ferguson Senior Research Officer (Research Advisor) School of Education Edith Cowan University Australia
Dr Elisabeth Findlay Deputy Director (Learning and Teaching), Queensland College of Arts Griffith University Australia
Dr Jessica Gallagher Deputy Director (Global Engagement), UQ International University of Queensland Australia
Dr Susanne Haberstroh Director of Undergraduate Research Program Oldenburg University Germany
Prof Stuart Hampton-Reeves Director of Research for the Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries University of Central Lancashire UK
Dr Bettie Higgs Senior Fellow,Teaching and Learning University of Cork Ireland
Prof Marnie Hughes-Warrington Professor of History, College of Arts and Social Sciences Australian National University Australia
Mr Brian Hurd Manager of Scholarships and Prizes Macquarie University Australia
Prof Alan Jenkins Retired, Geography Oxford Brookes University UK
Dr Dan Johnstone Senior Lecturer University of Sydney Australia
Prof Tuajuanda Jordan President, St. Mary’s College of Maryland St. Mary’s, Maryland, USA USA
Prof Sally Kift Adjunct Professor James Cook University Australia
Dr Les Kirkup Science University of Technology Sydney Australia
Prof Kerri-Lee Krause Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) La Trobe University Australia
Prof Jennelle Kyd Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost Swinburne University of Technology Australia
Dr Sandra Laursen Ethnography and Evaluation Research University of Colorado Boulder USA
Dr Gwen Lawrie Chemistry and OLT ALURE Project University of Queensland Australia
Prof Nicolette Lee Executive Director, Quality and Standards La Trobe University Australia
Ms Siobhan Lenihan Advisor to Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deakin University Australia
Prof Birgit Lohmann Deputy Vice-Chancellor University of the Sunshine Coast Australia
Dr Lilia Mantai Lecturer, Academic Lead, Course Enhancement (University of Sydney Business School) & Associate Editor, Higher Education Research & Development Sydney University Australia
Prof Tim McCarthy Professor of Engineering University of Wollongong Australia
Ms Jan McLean Senior Lecturer University of New South Wales Australia
A/Prof Liz Milward Deputy President Academic Senate (Learning and Teaching) University of Newcastle Australia
Dr Kevin Morris Director of Teaching and Learning University of Auckland New Zealand
Dr Jennifer Murphy Head of Undergraduate Admissions University College Cork Ireland
Dr Paula Myatt TEDI University of Queensland Australia
A/Prof Kogi Naidoo Director, Learning Academy Charles Sturt University Australia
Dr Jeanne Narum Principal, Learning Spaces Collaboratory Project Kaleidescope USA
Prof Mike Neary Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor Lincoln University UK
A/Prof Paula Newitt Dean of Students Australian National University Australia
Dr Marcus O’Donnell Senior Lecturer, School of the Arts English and Media University of Wollongong Australia
Dr Andrys Onsman Centre for the Study of Higher Education University of Melbourne Australia
Dr Dominique Parrish Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) University of Wollongong Australia
Dr Mitch Parsell Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching, Human Sciences Macquarie University Australia
A/Prof Lee Partridge Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching University of Western Australia Australia
Prof Philippa Pattison Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) University of Sydney Australia
Prof Eric Pawson Professor of Geography University of Canterbury New Zealand
Dr Rachael Pitt Research Fellow Griffith University Australia
Prof Philip Poronnik Professor of Biomedical Sciences (Educational Strategy) University of Sydney Australia
A/Prof Jonathan Powles Director of the Teaching and Learning Centre University of Canberra Australia
A/Prof Jamie Quinton Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning), Associate Professor Nanotechnology/Physics/Chemical Physics Flinders University Australia
Dr Pam Roberts Senior Lecturer, Teaching & Learning Centre University of Canberra Australia
Prof Sarah Roberts-Thomson Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences University of Queensland Australia
A/Prof Susan Rowland Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences University of Queensland Australia
Prof Pamela Rowntree Director of Academic Programs, Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health Queensland University of Technology Australia
Ms Karen Whelan Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Science and Engineering Faculty Queensland University of Technology Australia
Prof David Ryan Head, School of History & Chair of Modern History University College Cork Ireland
Prof David Sadler Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) University of Western Australia Australia
Prof Kay Sambell Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement Edinburgh Napia University UK
Prof Sally Sandover Associate Dean (Medical Education) Curtin University Australia
Prof Andrew Seen Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) Science, Engineering and Technology University of Tasmania Australia
Prof Elaine Seymour Director Emerita, Ethnography & Evaluation Research; Fellow: Center for Science Learning University of Colorado Boulder USA
A/Prof Ian Solomonides Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning Innovation and Quality) Victoria University Australia
Prof Rachel Spronken-Smith Dean, Graduate Research School University of Otago New Zealand
Prof Deborah Terry Vice-Chancellor Curtin University Australia
Ms Lyn Torres Information Research Skills Manager Monash University Australia
Dr Roeland Van der Rijst Assistant Professor (Graduate School of Teaching) Leiden University Netherlands
Dr Panos Vlachopoulos Associate Dean (Quality & Standards) Faculty of Arts Macquarie University Australia
Dr John Willison Senior Lecturer, School of Education University of Adelaide Australia
Dr Dino Willox Director Student Employability University of Queensland Australia
Dr Anna Wilson Lecturer in Lifelong Learning, Faculty of Social Sciences University of Sterling UK
Prof Denise Wood Professor of Learning, Equity, Access and Participation Central Queensland University Australia
A/Prof Lisa Wynn Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology Macquarie University Australia
Dr Paula Myatt Senior Lecturer Teaching and Curriculum Transformation, Learning Futures Griffith University Australia
Prof Michael Ondaatje Head of the National School of Arts Australian Catholic University Australia