Appointments, achievements

Brian Anderson (ANU emeritus professor) is awarded Engineers Australia’s Peter Nicol Russell medal for career-contribution.

Anita Ho-Baillie is the inaugural John Hooke chair of Nanoscience at the University of Sydney. Dr Ho-Baillie is now an associate professor working in renewable energy engineering at UNSW. She appeared last night on the 2019 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher list. The late Mr Hooke donated $5m to the university in 2011 for nanoscience research, including a chair.

Teresa Finlayson is confirmed as Monash U chief information officer. She has acted in the role since August, stepping up from her substantive position of director, strategic enablement.

The National Library of Australia announces its 2020 research fellowships;
Vivien Johnson (UNSW adjunct professor) to work on, “Writing Papunya: The Making of an Illustrated Vernacular Literature 1974-1991

Judith Bennett (Uni Otago), “Constant coconuts, a history of a Pacific commodity”

Sugata Nandi (Uni West Bengal), “Superior and Subversive? Theosophy, esotericism and Indian magic, 1875-1950”

Georgia Pike (ANU), “Community singing in inter-war Australia”

Jeremie Gilbert (Uni Roehampton), “Indigenous peoples cosmovisions, ecological stewardship and the law: lessons from Australia”

Alisa Bunbury (Ian Potter Museum of Art), “Norfolk Island in colonial art and writings”

Louise Hamby (ANU), “Experiences at Milingimbi through Axel Poignant’s Photographs”

Susan Martin (La Trobe U), “I loved a sunburnt country”



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