Appointments, achievements

Of the day


The 2019 Prime Minister’s prizes for science:

PM Prize: Cheryl Praeger, (UWA)

Innovation: Peter Czabotar, David Huang, Guillaume Lessene, Andrew Roberts (Walter and Eliza Hall)

Life scientist: Laura Mackay (Uni Melbourne)

Physical scientist: Elizabeth New (Uni Sydney)

New Innovators: Luke Campbell (Nura)

Primary school teaching: Sarah Finney (Stirling East Primary, SA)

Secondary school teaching: Samantha Moyle (Brighton Secondary, SA)

Australian Catholic U announces its staff excellence awards

Mission: Refugee Law Project, Catherine Renshaw, Dominic Cudmore

Service: HR Business Partners, Liza Rainbird, Grace Porter, Leisa Waters, Kim O’Brien, Julie Crawford

Student Experience: Pro Bono law student placement, Diane Barker, Dominic Cudmore, Caroline Ryan, Kathryn Williams. Separately, Maxine Bradshaw for student support in Faculty of Law and Business

Research and Research Partnership: Acute stroke care programme,  Sandy Middleton, Simeon Dale, Elizabeth McInnes, Kelly Coughlan, Cintia Martinez, Tara Doyle, Joylynn Israel, Patty Zenonos, Benjamin McElduff

Community Engagement:  Daniel van den Hoek, Jye West 


Of the week

Adriana Verges is UNSW’s inaugural Emerging Thought Leader.

Monash U has appointed two new Sir John Monash Distinguished ProfessorsKim Cornish (Psychological Sciences) and Doug MacFarlane (ARC Centre for Electro-materials Science). Also at Monash U, the Vice Chancellor’s staff and student Diversity and Inclusion awards are announced. Staff honoured are; Nick McGuiganAlessandro GhioSudha Mani, Lisa Powell (Monash Business School) and Vivienne Mak (Pharmacy)

At UNSW, Mike Archer (UNSW) wins the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology​’s Romer-Simpson Medal for lifetime achievement and DVC Enterprise Brian Boyle becomes a professor emeritus

Uni Wollongong senior management moves

Vice Chancellor Paul Wellings takes on leadership of Advancement, “to improve the depth and range of relationships with alumni and stakeholders.”

Joe Chicharo moves from DVC A to the new Senior DVC role. He continues responsible for students, mcomms, planning and academic quality and standards and will have “particular responsibility” for the new strategic plan.

Theo Farrell takes up the new DVC E portfolio, “to focus on innovation of the curriculum to align with future workforce needs.” He moves from Executive Dean, law humanities and arts. Colin Picker, now dean of law takes up Farrell’s present role.

Damien Israel, now chief financial officer becomes inaugural chief operating officer


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