Appointments, achievements

Andrew Fraser becomes deputy chancellor of Griffith U. “Many Queenslanders know him from various roles in state government,” GU tweets, without mentioning the roles included treasurer and deputy premier in state Labor governments.

Gail Garvey joins Uni Queensland as professor of Indigenous Health Research. She moves from the Menzies School of Health Research.

Leslie Loble will join UTS as an Industry Professor with a brief to research EdTech. The position is funded by the Paul Ramsay Foundation, (chill people, same Paul Ramsay but different philanthropy to the western civ fund). This one is chaired by Glyn Davis and supports research on ending intergenerational disadvantage. Professor Loble is a former NSW education official. She was a member of the panel that recently reviewed the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Mark Scott starts as Uni Sydney VC this week. He moves from department secretary at the NSW Department of Education.

A UWA project is short-listed for two WA Government innovation awards. It’s Apricot, which stands for advanced coronary artery assessment and it is up for innovation of the year and the wellbeing award.