Appointments, achievements

Of the day

 The UTS VC research award winners are announced

Research excellence: Jie Lu (Engineering and IT)

Research impact: Larissa Behrendt (Indigenous Education and Research)

Teaching and research: Alison Beavis (Trans-disciplinary Innovation)

Early career research: Emma Camp (Science)

Research leadership and development: Justin Seymour (Science)

Research excellence through collaboration/partnership: Hokyong Shon and Sherub Phuntsho (Engineering and IT)

Research management and development (professional staff): Mercedes Ballesteros (Science)

Supervisor of the year: Stephen Goodall (Business)

Of the week

Dan Johnson will become PVC Research Innovation at Macquarie U in February. He is now managing director of the Australian Wine Research Institute, at the Waite research precinct in Adelaide.

Ross McLennan (UniSA) is in-coming president of the Australasian Research Management Society. Other board apppointments are, Connie Mogg (Monash U) as treasurer and Misty Palmer (NHMRC) as secretary. The new committee is; Johanna Barclay (UNSW), Tania Bezzobs (Swinburne U), Maxine Bryant (Uni Canterbury) and Steve Hannan (Western Sydney U).

Mat Santamouris (UNSW) wins the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies 2019 award for low carbon buildings and future cities.

Flinders U has appointed Penny Edmonds dean of research for the arts, humanities and social sciences college. She joins from Uni Tasmania in February.

RMIT On-Line appoints Claire Macken (ex KPMG) as leader of its Future Learning unit and Narelle Stefanac (from LinkedIn) as RMIT Online growth director

The Royal Institution of Australian announces four new Bragg members. * Nalini Joshi (maths professor, Uni Sydney) * Helene Marsh (conservation of threatened species, Australian Academy of Science) * Catriona Wallace (founder and ED of AI fintech company Flamingo Ai) * Alex Zelinsky (computer scientist and VC, Uni Newcastle)

Stefan Bode (Uni Melbourne) is the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society’s young investigator of the year.

Curtin U’s Zheng-Xiang Li is a 2019 fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

Rodney Smith (Uni Sydney) is the new president of the Australian Political Studies Association.


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