Appointments, achievements

Of the day

Wieland Meyer is the new associate dean of the Curtin U med school. He moves from the University of Sydney and Westmead Institute of Medical Research.

Of the week

 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.

Monica Davis becomes CEO of the Country Universities Centre. It’s an internal appointment.

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.”

At QUT, Paige Maguire take on the new role of Director of Alumni, Venue and Events. She moves from Director, Graduate Research.


Sarah Pearce (CSIRO) becomes director of the Square Kilometre Array’s Australian telescope.


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)


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