Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee

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Mike Rafferty and/or Rebecca Joel, Executive Officers.

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Constitution of the Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee.


Position of the committee within The University of Western Australia

1. The Health and Wellbeing Advisory Committee is an advisory committee to the Vice-Chancellor.


2. The role of the committee is to—

(a) provide advice on priorities and gaps within the University's health and wellbeing offerings to staff;

(b) consider and recommend ways in which any present impediments to staff health and wellbeing may be removed;

(c) provide assistance where required to deliver health and wellbeing offerings to staff;

(d) monitor and review performance of the University in regard to health and wellbeing; and

(e) promote a culture of valuing health and wellbeing throughout the University.


3.(1) The Committee comprises:

(a) the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor  or nominee as Chair;

(b) the Director, Human Resources or nominee as Deputy Chair;

(c) the Manager, Injury Management and Wellbeing;

(d) the Health and Wellbeing Officer;

(e) the Associate Director, Equity and Diversity or nominee;

(f) the Director, Medical Centre or nominee;

(g) the Manager, Health Promotion or nominee;

(h) the Executive Director, UWA Sport and Recreation Association or nominee;

(i) the Director, Centre for Built Environment and Health or nominee;

(j) an associate professor in Psychology nominated by the Head of School;

(k) the Associate Professor, Health Promotion Evaluation Unit or nominee; and

(l) a Dean or School Manager appointed by the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

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Terms of office

4. The term of office of the member appointed under 3(l) is two years.

Eligibility for a second or subsequent term of office

5. At the end of a term of office, the members appointed under 3(l) may be reappointed.


6. The quorum for the committee is five.

Frequency of meetings

7. The committee normally meets four times a year but may meet more frequently if necessary.


8.(1) The committee may delegate its responsibilities under 2 to the Chair or nominee.

(2) The committee may delegate responsibility in relation to considering and recommending on specific issues to a working party (not necessarily with committee membership) as required depending on the issue.

Decision-making and communication maps

The local communications map illustrates where information come to the committee from and which committees or groups need to be informed of the committee's decisions. Not all of these channels may be appropriate for all decisions/communications.

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