Appointments, achievements

Of the day

 Shane Hearn becomes Uni Adelaide’s inaugural PVC, Indigenous Engagement. Professor Hearn is now the university’s dean of indigenous research and education.

Pregnancy researcher Claire Roberts is leaving the University of Adelaide’s medical school. Professor Roberts will move to Flinders U.

Of the week

 Medical informatics researcher Adam Dunn will move to Uni Sydney next month, from Macquarie U.

David Haig (Harvard U) will spend three weeks as Charles Darwin Scholar at CD U. Funded by a Fulbright grant, he will deliver Charles Darwin orations in Alice Springs and Darwin.

Gary Rogers is appointed dean of medicine in Deakin U’s health faculty. He starts in June.

Charles Darwin U announces Steve Rogers is its new director of Research and Innovation. Dr Rogers joins from the Alice Springs based Centre for Appropriate Technology.

Flinders U’s Simone Ulalka Tur becomes PVC Indigenous there.