Appointments, achievements

Of the day

 Ed Byrne (ex Monash U VC) now president of King’s College (in London) will be a Distinguished VC’s Fellow at ANU, from February. Professor Sir Edward will be based in the College of Health and Medicine.

 Education Minister Dan Tehan has announced reappointments to the National School Resourcing Board. Michael Chaney (former UWA chancellor) continues as chair. Deborah Terry (VC Uni Queensland), who was appointed in August  is deputy. Other continuing members include, Natalie Brown (U Tas), Stephen Lamb (Victoria U), Greg Craven (outgoing VC, Australian Catholic U) and Ken Smith (ANZ School of Government).

Of the week

Deena Amorelli steps up at UNSW to become head of HR. She replaces David Ward.

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’s excellence awards are here.

THE Australian Collaborative Education Network (for work-integrated learning people) awards are  here.

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.

Melissa Brown (Uni Queensland) is the new president of the Australian Council of Deans of Science. She replaces Brian Yates (U Tas)  who continues on the council executive as past president.  Andrew Smith (Griffith U) is new secretary/treasurer. New council members are Farzad Khosrowshahi (Victoria U), Virginia Kilborn (Swinburne U),  Lee Smith(Newcastle) and Laura Parry (Adelaide). They join existing member Helen Blanchard (Uni Wollongong).

Robert Carver joins Australian Catholic U as director of the new Ramsay Programme in Western Civilisation. Professor Carver move from the University of Durham in the UK.

Kathy Laster (Victoria U) is chair of the Victorian Government’s interpreting and translating service.

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.”

Nelson Tansu is the new head of Uni Adelaide’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He joins from Lehigh U in Pennsylvania.

Melissa de Zwart (Uni Adelaide) is elected chair of the Council of Australian Law Deans.