La Trobe U reports it is losing Catherine Itsiopolous, head of the school of allied health. She is moving to Murdoch U to become PVC of the college covering science, health, engineering and education.

Ruth Shean is the new chair of the estimable National Centre for Vocational Education Research, replacing Peter Shergold. Dr Shean is a public servant, most recently DG of the WA Department of Training and Workforce Development.

The University of Melbourne has appointed Lucy Powell media manager. Ms Powell has “extensive experience” in corporate comms, external relations and reputation management.

The Deakin U MBA programme has four new adjunct professors, David Epstein (adviser to prime ministers and comms and regulatory affairs practitioner), recruiter Jo Fisher, director and former MP Chris Pearce and ACCI CEO James Pearson.


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