Of the day
Ian Frazer (cervical cancer vaccine) from the University of Queensland receives the 50th anniversary Life Time Achievement award from the Public Health Association of Australia. The PHA also honours two other Uni Queensland academics; PVC Indigenous Engagement Bronwyn Fredericks for her Indigenous health work and adjunct fellow Danette Langbecker who is mentor of the year.
Of the week
Lauren Kelly joins federally funded industry programme MTP as director of its biomedical translation bridge.
Paulo de Souza is the new head of Griffith U’s school of ICT, moving from CSIRO. He replaces Bela Stantic who returns to research and teaching after seven years as head of school.
The Media Centre for Education Research Australia announces six new members for its education research advisory panel; Kim Beswick (UNSW), Sheilah Degotardi (Macquarie U), Julianne Moss (Deakin U), Mary Ryan (Macquarie U), Pasi Sahlberg (UNSW) and Annette Woods (Australian Association for Research in Education).
Publons (Web of Science group) announces its top global peer reviewers for 2019. The cross-publisher awards “recognise global researchers for both the quality and quantity of their peer reviews.” Three ANZ based reviewers are on the ten-person list of top editors by number of manuscript peer-reviews managed, Anthony C Smith, (professor of on-line health at the University of Queensland), Sara Dolnicar (professor tourism, also Uni Queensland) and Marius Rademaker (dermatology, Uni Auckland).
Martina Stenzel (UNSW) wins the Royal Society of NSW’s bi-annual Liversidge Medal for chemistry. Professor Stenzel became a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science last year.
Team members for TEQSA’s new academic integrity-contract cheating workshop are; Tracey Bretag (Uni SA), Guy Curtis, (UWA), Margot McNeill, (International College of Management Sydney) and Christine Slade, (Uni Queensland).
Jane Pirkis (University of Melbourne) wins the Stengel Award for research from the International Association for Suicide Prevention.