Appointments, achievements

Elizabeth Capp is the new head of campus at La Trobe U, Shepparton. Ms Capp moves from the University of Melbourne where is director, students and equity.

John Germov will move to Charles Sturt University to become provost and DVC A. He is now PVC A at the University of Newcastle. He starts in November, taking over from Robyn McGuiggan (ex JCU) acting since June. The previous incumbent was Toni Downes.

Nalini Joshi (UniSydney) is elected VP of the International Mathematical Union.

The SA Young Tall Poppies research awards are announced. The awards are for “outstanding research by young scientists and science communicators”. Winners are:

Catherine Attard (molecular ecology) Flinders U

Ryan Balzan (psychology) Flinders U

Melanie MacGregor (nano-architecture) UniSA

Lewis Mitchell (maths) UniAdelaide

Rodrigo Praino (politics and public policy) Flinders U

Katharina Richter (antibiotic-resistant infections) UniAdelaide

Cameron Shearer (solar cells) UniAdelaide

Benjamin Sparkes (quantum cryptography) UniAdelaide

Emma Thomas (social psychology) Flinders U

Harriet Whiley (environmental health) Flinders U


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