Postscript 14 September 2015 UTS Provost Peter Booth belatedly announced his review findings, from an analysis of email evidence by his departmental officer, Margaret Connolly.
Connolly's analyses are here, Booth's review findings are here.
Postscript 20 August 2014 From these FOI emails, and discussions with academics who have fact-checked this article and explained 'the way Desley works', Jackson has concluded that Luscombe ignited the beliefs and conversations among other professors who directly persuaded RMIT's Chancellery to refute its own evidence and formally state that the Snelling thesis, and its author, have no academic merit.
In 2013, Jackson's Australian Ph D failure was ignored by assessors at the British Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities, who approved her 'post-Ph D' credentials to win a UK 'Exceptional Talent' visa until 2016.
They have collaborated for many years with Luscombe, as fellow heads of Australian architecture schools, and as leaders of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and NZ (SAHANZ).
During Jackson's Ph D candidacy, Edquist hosted a vist by Luscombe to one of RMIT's invitation-only postgraduate research weekends.
The university appeals committee unanimously found that the thesis was wrongly failed and began a process to have it re-reviewed.
RMIT's Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Professor Daine Alcorn, then led an exceptional process which misled RMIT's three portfolio (super-faculty) deans to shut down the appeal process, reject the committee and school's findings of earlier process errors, reject the committee's recommendation for the thesis to be reviewed 'in light of the examiner's reports', and instead officially confirm RMIT's support for Mc Carthy and Leach's claims that Jackson was not academically competent.
Some of Luscombe's emails indicate this view was being circulated around members of the Australian Deans of Built Environment and Design (ADBED), effectively cancelling Jackson's potentials to work with any Australian architecture faculty.
In 2010, Jackson's failed Snelling thesis was the subject of an RMIT appeals process, supported by Blythe after belatedly agreeing with Jackson's claims of a 'hatchet job'.