Appointments, achievements

Tito Ambyo and Janak Rogers (RMIT) win the innovation in on-line teaching award from the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia.

Kerry Brown (Edith Cowan U) is the new president of the ANZ Academy of Management, replacing Melanie Bryant (U Tas).

 Claire Collins (nutrition and dietetics) and Ravi Naidu (environmental remediation) are named Laureate Professors by the University of Newcastle. Roger Smith (endocrinology) becomes a Distinguished Laureate of the university, (presumably to distinguish him from professors whose eminence is less eminent).

 Mark Febbraio (Monash U) wins drug company GSK’s award for research excellence. This provides him with $80 000 to continue his research on a treatment for obesity, type two diabetes and muscle mass loss.

At Uni Melbourne come February Jane Gunn will start a 12-month appointment as interim dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

 Matthew Tonts (UWA) is the new chair of the WA Environmental Protection Authority.

The Winnovation Awards are announced, (“elevating South Australia’s innovative women”. Winnovaters include, Alice Jones (Uni Adelaide – rural and remote category) and Manuela Klingler-Hoffman (Uni SA – science).