Appointments, achievements

Nick Birbilis is moving from Monash to ANU where he will be deputy dean of engineering and computer science.

Simon Wilkie will be the next dean of business and economics at Monash U. He joins from the University of Southern California. It will not be his first experience of a Group of Eight institution, having done an undergraduate degree at UNSW. Professor Wilkie was chief economic policy strategist at Microsoft from 2014 until this year. He starts at Monash in January.

Isabelle Skinner from James Cook U is the new CEO of the International Council of Nurses, the global umbrella body for 130 national associations. Dr Skinner is now a research fellow at JCU’s Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health.

Mike Daube was made WA Australian of the Year last week and this week Curtin U awarded him a professorship emeritus, along with Gwidon Stachowiak and adjunct professor John Stephens. PVC Andris Stelbovics becomes a John Curtin distinguished professor.


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