Appointments, achievements

Of the day

Nicole Asquith joins Uni Tasmania as director of the Institute of Law Enforcement Studies. She moves from Western Sydney U.

Of the week

Scott Burnell (Griffith U) becomes president of the Australasian University Safety Association.

Patricia Davidson starts as Uni Wollongong VC in May. She moves from Johns Hopkins where she is dean of nursing. Professor Davidson has a bachelors and masters from UoW.

Justin Gooding receives the Jaroslav Heyrovsky Prize for molecular electrochemistry from the International Society of ME

Gregor Kennedy moves up at the University of Melbourne, becoming DVC A and deputy provost. He is now PVC Teaching and Learning. Professor Kennedy succeeds long-serving Richard James, who will move to an as yet announced Uni Melbourne role.

Kerry London, (dean Built Environment, Western Sydney U) moves to PVC Research at Torrens U.

Melissa O’Donnell joins Uni SA’s Australian Centre for Child Protection after 15 years at UWA

Author Bruce Pascoe is appointed Enterprise Professor in Indigenous Agriculture at the University of Melbourne.