Appointments, achievements

Of the day

Odette Best (Uni Southern Queensland) becomes a fellow of the Australian College of Nursing.

Suresh Cuganesan moves up from associate dean to Deputy Dean for students and external partnerships in the Uni Sydney Business School.

At Griffith U, Vanessa Tomlinson becomes head of the new Creative Arts Research Institute.

G Greg Haff (Edith Cowan U) receives the US National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Impact Award for his research on resistance training.

Science and Technology Australia announces new committee members. Policy Committee: Marguerite Evans-Galea (Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering). Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee: Susanna Cramb (Statistical Society of Australia), Erin McGillick (Reproductive Health Australia) and Tara Roberson (ARC centre for Engineered Quantum Systems). Adrian Barnett (Statistical Society of Australia) and Bek Christensen (Ecological Society of Australia) are re-elected to the Policy Committee

Of the week

 At Uni Adelaide, Nick Warner continues as branch president of the National Tertiary Education UnionHe was returned unopposed, as was branch VP (professional staff) Kent Getsinger.  The new VP (academic) Virginie Masson was also unopposed.

 The Australasian Research Management Society announces appointments to its accreditation council, Kate Gunn (Children’s MRI) and Andy Hor (Agency for Science, Technology and Research of Singapore).

 The Australian Health Research Alliance Women’s Health Research, Translation and Impact Network announces its inaugural rewards to support EMCRs, here.

At Edith Cowan UCobie Rudd becomes DVC (Regional Futures) and MD of the university’s Bunbury campus. In the latter role she replaces Lyn Farrell, who is retiring.

Tamara Davis (Uni Queensland) will deliverer the Astronomical Society of Australia’s Robert Ellery Lecture.

Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop (Uni Queensland) wins the 2020 Harrie Massey Medal from the Australian Institute of Physics. In February she was awarded the C.E.K. Mees Medal from the Optical Society of America.

Griffith U shuffleMario Pinto will leave the DVC R portfolio next month. After medical leave, he will become director of the university’s Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct. PVC Health Sheena Reilly will act as DVC R while the position is recruited. Analise O’Donovan (Dean of Health) will cover for Professor Reilly. Plus, (pause for breath) Griffith Enterprise and the GC Health and Knowledge Precinct both move to Vice President Peter Binks’ Industry and External Engagement portfolio. Yes, the Peter Binks who used to run the now no-more Business Higher Education Round Table.

G Graff Hall (Edith Cowan U) receives the US National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Impact Award for his research on resistance training.

Rob Heferen is in-coming CEO of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. He moves from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

Geoff Masters (Australian Council for Educational Research) receives the Lifetime Contribution Award in the 2021 International e-Assessment awards from the UK based 3-Assessment Association.

At Murdoch UAndrew Webster becomes executive dean of the College of Arts, Business, Law and Social ScienceJon Hill will be ED at Science, Health, Engineering and Education. They will “lead the Colleges over the coming 12 months.”

Uni SA council: Chancellor Pauline Carr has a new four-year term, to 20206. Bill Muirhead (now SA Agent General in London) will join council in January.

At Uni Wollongong, Marc in het Panhuis becomes Interim ED, Science Medicine and Health, replacing previous interim dean, Tracey Moroney. “Exciting news” about a permanent appointment is said to be imminent.

Magdalena Zych (Uni Queensland) is the Australian Institute of Physics 2020 Ruby Payne-Scott Award winner.