Appointments, achievement

Bonnie Dean is the new head of academic development at Uni Wollongong’s Learning, Teaching and Development Centre.

Lorraine Finlay (Murdoch U) is appointed commissioner at the Commonwealth’s Human Rights Commission.

Grace Karskens (UNSW) wins the NSW Premier’s Australian History Prize for People of the River: Lost worlds of early Australia (Allen and Unwin). Professor Karksens is also joint winner of this year’s Ernest Scott Prize (CMM May 21).