Digital sociologist Deborah Lupton is moving to UNSW from the University of Canberra, where she is now centenary research professor of communication.
A former dean of arts at Kings College London is taking up the same job at the University of Melbourne. Russell Goulbourne will start in January. His research interests cover 17-18th centuries French literature.
Nadine Kasparian from UNSW has won a 2018-19 Harkness Fellowship in healthcare policy and practice. She will spend the 12 months at Harvard U and Boston Children’s Hospital.
Syed Islam is the new dean of science, engineering and IT at Federation U. Professor Islam moves from Curtin U where he is dean of international international strategy and entrepreneurship in the science and engineering faculty.
University of Newcastle academics have won the medicine category in the British Medical Association’s book awards. Nick Talley and Simon O’Connor win for the eighth edition of their text, Clinical Examination.
The Australian Academy of the Humanities has announced the short-list for its 2018 Medal of Excellence in Translation. David Holm for Hanvueng: The Goose King and the Ancestral King, An Epic from the Guangxi in Southern China (Brill, 2015). Julie Rose for Simon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds by Philippe Paquet (La Trobe University Press/Black Inc. Books, 2017) (Simon Leys was the pen-name of sinologist Pierre Ryckmans. Geoff Wilkes for The Greater Hope by Ilse Aichinger (Königshausen and Neumann, 2016) (a novel of anti-semitism in Nazi Austria)