Appointments, achievements

Of the day

 Raj Shekhawat joins Flinders U as professor of audiology. He moves from UCL (which used to be named University College London).

CQU names winners of its awards for exemplary practice in learning and teaching;

* Michelle Roberts, (Education and the Arts)

* Vincent Dalbo (Health, Medical and Applied Sciences)

* Susan Richardson, Miriam Ham, Craig Richardson, (Third Space ISL Teaching and Learning Environment Team)

* Jacqui Sprenger, Viv Stevens, (Education and the Arts)

* Robert Vanderburg, (Education and the Arts)

* Jay Sul (Engineering and Tech)

* Victoria Walters (Access Education)

Of the week

 At Swinburne U, Matthew Bailes moves from astrophysics to lead the Data Science Research Institute. Biomedical manufacturing/engineering researcher Sally McArthur takes over at the Manufacturing Futures Research Institute.

Mel Dodd will become Monash U’s head of the Department of Architecture in January, replacing Naomi Stead. Professor Dodd joins from Central Saint Martins in London.

The NSW Deans of Education has a new executive:

president: Mary Ryan (Macquarie U)
VP: Sue Bennett (Uni Wollongong)

secretary: David Smith (Charles Sturt U)

treasurer: Michele Simons (Western Sydney U)