Appointments, achievements

Of the day

Anna Nowak is appointed Associate Dean (Research) and Deputy Executive Dean of UWA’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. She moves from the National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases.

Of the week

Fara AzmatHarsh Suri and Kim Watty from Deakin U win an excellence award from the UN supported Principles for Responsible Management Education.

Gemma Carey is to continue as acting director at Griffith U’s Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

Nicole Crawford becomes senior research fellow at the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education. She moves from Uni Tasmania where she works in pre-degree programmes.

Peter Eastwood is in-coming director of Flinders U’s Health and Medical Research Institute. He joins from UWA’s Centre for Sleep Science.

Facebook’s Ethics in AI in the Asia Pacific announces funding; successful bids include, Sarah BankinsDeborah RichardsPaul Formosa, (Macquarie University) with Yannick Griep (Radboud U, The Netherlands) for research on “interactional justice perceptions” and Robert SparrowMark Howard and Joshua Hatherley (Monash U) for work on AI in emergency medicine. Facebook does not state how much is awarded but Monash U says Sparrow and colleagues have $42 000.

Scott Harrison is confirmed as PVC for arts, education and law at Griffith U. He has been acting in the role for a year.

John Hattie (Uni Melbourne) has a third term as chair of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership.

Bal Kama (ANU) wins the Hank Nelson Prize for best dissertation at a university anywhere on Papua New Guinea history and society.

Larry Marshall has a new, three-year, term as chief executive of CSIRO. Dr Marshall joined the organisation in 2015.Barbara Miles (VP, Advancement ANU) receives a distinguished service award from US based, comms and fundraising industry association the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. “In less than two years at ANU, she has elevated the strategic importance and profile of advancement across the university and significantly grown its advancement capacity,” the citation states.

Conservation Scientist Amelia Wenger (Uni Queensland) is the Australian nominee for APEC’s Aspire prize – for young researchers cooperating with scientists in other APEC members.

Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh (UNSW) is awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Robert Boyle Prize for Analytical Science.