Appointments, achievements

Kingsley Dixon (Curtin U) is the new chair of the board of the Society for Ecological Restoration.

 Kathomi Gatwiri (Southern Cross U) is in-coming president of the Australian Women and Gender Studies Association.

Uni Melbourne appoints Anne Orford a laureate professor. Not to be confused with her appointment as Australian Research Council Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Professor (2015-16).

Edward Palmisano joins the United States Studies Centre at Uni Sydney as COO. He was last at the university in 2014-15 as director of government relations.

 The Queensland Government announces its 2021 women in STEM. Judges’ Award: Chloe Yap (Uni Queensland), Inclusion Award: Christabel Webber (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries), Commendatinons: Fiona Holmstron (founder, STEM Punks), Kate Kingston (Griffith U) and Sally McPhee (Griffith U)

 Human Rights Commissioner Ed Santow will join UTS in September, as Industry Professor-Responsible Technology. He will lead a UTS initiative on AI.