Appointments, achievements

Of the day

The Australian Research Council announces the 2020 College of Experts, nearly 200 of them, here.

Armando Maria Corsi is named best wine educator at the Wine Communicator Award, when not explaining the Albarino to Zinfandel of wine he researches consumer behaviour at Uni SA’s Ehrenberg-Bass Institute of Marketing Science, which CMM considers a corker, (sorry).

Janet Nelson will become DVC for research and innovation at the University of Newcastle in February. Professor Nelson joins from the University of Idaho where she is Chief Research Officer.

Western Sydney U announces three new deans, Kerry London (Built Environment), Eileen McLaughlin (Science) Tanya Meade (Psychology). Professors London and Meade are internal appointments. Professor McLaughlin was most recently a dean at the University of Canberra.

Of the week

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia announces its 2019 fellows,  here.

The Academy also announces its Paul Bourke early career research awards,  here.

Debra Bateman starts at Flinders U as dean of education in the college of Education, Psychology and Social Work.  Her recent CMM essay, “Unis behind a compliance rock and a quality hard place,” is here.

Alison Booth (ANU) is a new fellow of the (international) Econometric Society

Mark Brimble will become dean, learning and teaching, for Griffith U’s Business School, in January. He will move up from head of the accounting, finance and economics department.

Edith Cowan U announces its VC staff excellence awards, here.

Curtin U technology is the basis of the WA Innovator of the Year award. Jacques EksteenElsayed Oraby and colleague in the university’s WA School of Mines developed an environmentally friendly system for extracting metal from ore. It is licenced to company Mining and Process Solutions which won the award.  Andrew Guzzomi and Carlo Peressin from UWA, with colleagues from the University of Sydney, designed the winner of the Emerging Innovation category – a weed chipper, which can be an alternative to herbicides in large-scale cropping.

Curtin U also announces its learning and teaching awards, here.

Annie Fogarty is the West Australian of the year. Dr Fogarty is founder of the UWA Fogarty Scholarship Programme.

Rhys Pirie (Uni Queensland PhD student) wins the Young Innovator of the Year award at the Falling Walls innovation conference in Berlin. He proposed a process to turn waste glass into sodium-silicate based products.

The UTS teaching awards are here.

Iain Walker is to join ANU as director of the Research School of Psychology. He moves from Uni Canberra.

Sally Way switches lobbies, joining the Australian Technology Network from the Innovative Research Universities. She becomes engagement manager at ATN.


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