China Reference Group


About the China Reference Group

The focus of the China Reference Group is to share information amongst active and interested members of the CDU community, the Northern Territory Government and other key partners about collaborative activities that are being pursued by CDU in China.

The China Reference Group reports to the International Committee which reports to the Vice-Chancellor's Advisory Group.

The circulation of this information will assist in the coordination of a university wide approach to activities in China and act as a catalyst for generating more opportunities for collaborative engagement.

Membership of the Group comprises senior academic and administrative members of the University's governance hierarchy; active researchers; facilitators and managers of important stakeholder relationships, and representatives of the Northern Territory Government.

The Group meets once a year and is Chaired by Professor Sharon Bell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Secretariat support is provided by Sally Hodgetts, Manager, International Projects and Operations, Office of International Services. In addition, the University hosts a CDU Engagement with China event to showcase the diversity of collaborative activities being undertaken.

Meetings and events

Event Time/dateLocation
China Reference Group Meeting 2015Thursday August 20, 2015
2:00 – 3:00pm
The Confucius Institute
Building Orange 2
Level 4, Room 24
CDU Engagement with China eventThursday October 1, 2015
4:30 – 6:30pm
ACIKE Building Blue 2A, Room 1.01

The 2015 CDU Engagement with China event will showcase the University’s engagement with Chinese universities and other knowledge sector bodies, government agencies and private sector organisations.

The presentations will cover CDU’s diverse research collaboration, education and training initiatives, capacity building activities, outbound student mobility programs and its Chinese student community.

Mr Jan MoActing Director International Strategy and Development, Office of International Services
Currently vacantDeputy Director, Office of International Services
Ms Sally HodgettsManager, International Projects and Operations, Office of International Services
Mr Brendon DouglasDirector Research
Northern Territory Government 
Ms Kate WalkerDirector, Office of Asian Engagement, Trade and Investment, Dept of the Chief Minister, NT Government
Mr Brent CampbellAssistant Director, Office of Asian Engagement, Trade and Investment, Dept of the Chief Minister, NT Government
Ms Fiona ParkDept of Lands and Planning, NT Government
School of Engineering and Information Technology
Dr Peter ShawSchool of Engineering and IT
Dr Jamal El-DenSchool of Engineering and IT
School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences
Dr Mark DavisSchool of Psychological and Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts (LEBA)
Dr Douglas BellHead, School of Academic Language and Learning
School of Business
Prof Lisa McManusSchool of Business
School of Law
Prof David PriceSchool of Law
School of Education
Dr Greg SmithSchool of Education
Assoc Prof Greg ShawSchool of Education
Northern Institute
Dr Benxiang ZengResearch Fellow, Alice Springs
Confucius Institute
Prof Martin JarvisCo-Director, Confucius Institute
Navitas English
Ms Josie GawronCentre Manager, Navitas English