Appointments, achievements

Kim Beswick becomes director of the Gonski Institute for Education (UNSW). She moves from leading the School of Education.  Former director Adrian Piccoli was not mentioned in the announcement. Pasi Sahlberg stays deputy.

Grant Lovelock (ex Department of Education) is head of the Australian Public Service Academy, which will open in July at Old Parliament House (CMM February 22). He will move from first assistant commissioner-academy implantation at the APS Commission. According to Assistant Minister for the Public Service, Ben Morton, the academy will offer “a new, networked model for learning and development.”

The Royal Society (no, not The Royal Society of anywhere), THE Royal Society announces new fellows, including; David Craik (Uni Queensland) and Marilyn Renfree (Uni Melbourne)