Appointments, achievements

Debi Ashenden leaves Deakin U for Uni Adelaide where she will take up a chair of cyber security, jointly supported by the university and Defence Science and Technology Group.


Australian Catholic U announces its excellence awards

Medal for Excellence: Student Urgent Relief Fund team, Rachelle Bramley, Tara Loty, Kathy Sweeney, Jing Tong and Adrienne Conway

Mission excellence: Staff ministry team

Service excellence: Digital Workspace Programme and Team, Examination Team Plus

Community engagement: Syed Muhammad Fazal-e-Hasan, Laura Miller

Student experience: Response to COVID-19 Team, Living and Learning Communities Team

Research/Research partnership: Kathy Mills, Playgroups for Learning Team

Spirit of Reconciliation award: Occupational Therapy Curriculum Team, Culturally Responsive Practice During Fieldwork Team

Highly commended: Rhys King, Joe Perry, Chrissy Monteleone


Craig Batty joins UniSA becomes inaugural dean of research in the Creative Arts unit. He joins from UTS.

Warren Bebbington (Uni Melbourne) and Elizabeth Deane (Western Sydney U) have two-year terms on the board of the Commonwealth Tuition Protection Service, which assists students if their provider fails to deliver.

Perth social worker Shelly Skinner receives Curtin U’s John Curtin Medal for 2020. The award goes to individuals/organisations who display attributes associated with PM Curtin, “vision leadership and a commitment to community service.”