Appointments, achievements

Of the day

Rebecca Bond joins Macquarie U as GM Science and Engineering. She moves from Uni Melbourne.

The Australian Academy of the Humanities awards its 2020 medal for translation to Penny Hueston. Ms Hueston is honoured for her translation from French of Marie Darrieussecq’s biography of painter Paula Modersohn-Becker.

The International Education Association of Australia announces its 2020 awards;

Distinguished contribution: Marc Weedon-Newstead (UNSW)

Leadership: Heather Thomas (Uni Wollongong College)

Rising star: Ocean Cheung (Practera)

Best practice: Sharon Pickering, Cecilia Hewlett, Bodean Hedwards, Sarah McDonald (Monash U)

Best practice: Lisa Hayman, Elise Kavanagh, Alan James (Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority)

Innovation: David Granzow, David Hope (FutureLearn), Cinta Grimaitre, Sarah Stanton-French (Austrade)

Professional commentary: Catalina Florez (SBS)

Postgrad thesis: Le Thanh Huong Phan (Deakin U)

Of the week

 The Analytical Scientist magazine announces its 2020 pick of global analytical talent. The Australian list (in order published) is; Anthony Purcell (Monash U), Emily Hilder (Uni SA), Debbie Silvester-Dean (Curtin U), Gavin Reid (Uni Melbourne), Jeremy Nicholson (Murdoch U), Jessica Pandohee (Curtin U), Michael Breadmore (U Tas), Philip Marriott (Monash U), Simon Lewis (Curtin U), William Alexander Donald (UNSW)

The Association of Australian University Secretaries announces new executive appointments; president: Gioconda Di Lorenzo (Uni Melbourne), VP: Alyssa White (Uni Sydney), secretary: Nicole Beaumont (Uni Adelaide), treasurer: James Fitzgibbon (UNSW).

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences elects 28 new fellows – full list CMM, yesterday)

The 2020 L’Oreal ANZ women in science fellows are, Marzi Barghamadi-lithium battery technology (CSIRO), Emma Camp-marine science (UTS), Shari Gallop–marine environmental science (Uni Waikato), Adele Morrison-oceanographer (ANU), Kate Nguyen-chemical and civil engineer (RMIT)

 Jonathan Morris becomes chair of Universitas 21’s deans and directors of graduate studies.

The Georgina Sweet Awards for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science are announced; Antje Blumenthal (Uni Queensland), Michelle Dunstone (Monash U), Elin Gray (Edith Cowan U), Guozhen Liu (UNSW), Jessica Mar (Uni Queensland), Makrina Totsika (QUT)

The awards were created by Leann Tilley (Uni Melbourne) as part of her 2015 Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship programme.