Robyn Dowling will become head of school and dean of the University of Sydney’s School of Architecture, Design and Planning as of January 1. She steps up from associate dean, research. Professor Dowling will be the first woman to lead the school. She replaces John Redmond, dean since 2010.

The new team at the National Tertiary Education Union took over yesterday. Alison Barnes (Macquarie U) is now federal president, with Matt McGowan, general secretary and Gabe Gooding his deputy.

Michelle King joins consultants KPMG as director of the education practice. Ms King moves from Monash U where she leads alumni and external engagement.


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