Appointments, achievements

Melitta Hogarth becomes the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s first assistant dean (Indigenous). She moves up from senior lecturer at MGSE.

Keith Jones is leaving the University of Adelaide, where he is executive dean of the science faculty. He will move to the University of Sussex, to become PVC Research and Enterprise in October.

Eric Knight is appointed executive dean of the Macquarie University Business School. Professor Knight joins from Uni Sydney.

The (US) National Fire Protection Association honours Jim McLennan, (La Trobe U), Barbara Ryan, (Uni Southern Queensland), Chris Bearman (CQU),  and Keith Toh, (RMIT) with the Bigglestone Award for communication of fire protection concepts. They win for, “Should we leave now?: behavioural factors in evacuation under wildfire threat,” in Fire Technology, (July 2018).

Craig Simmons (Flinders U) joins the Australian Research Council as executive director for maths, physics, chemistry and earth sciences. He will continue research projects at Flinders U while at the ARC.