Appointments, achievements

Of the day

 Krystal Campbell wins the “visualise your thesis” competition at UTS. Her entry on the experiences of first in family university students and graduates is on YouTube and is worth a look.

Katarina Miljkovic (Curtin U) has funding via the Australian Academy of Science to develop a pilot mentoring programme for PhD students and early mid-career researchers in space and radio science.

Stephin Vervoot will join the MRI formerly known as Walter and Eliza Hall in March. He is now at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Of the week

 ANU’s Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions announces two appointments. Frank Jotzo (ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy) becomes head of energy. Roslyn Prinsley (now head of strategic research initiatives at the university) takes charge of disaster solutions.

Ian Douglas (UNSW) becomes a fellow of the Air Transport Research Society.

Jessica Gallagher is the inaugural DVC External Engagement at Uni Adelaide, starting NovemberShe moves from Uni Queensland where she is PVC Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship.

Susan Howitt is appointed director of the Australian Council of Deans of Science Teaching and Learning Centre. She moves from the Research School of Biology at ANU.

Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia announces board appointments. Alan Bowen-James (Le Cordon Bleu Australia) becomes deputy chair, higher education.  Kathryn von Treuer (Cairnmillar Institute) also joins the board.

At Uni Sydney FASS dean Annamarie Jagose is appointed provost. She starts mid-October. An interim FASS dean will be appointed “ahead of an international search” for a permanent one.

Shelley Kinash is confirmed at Uni New England as executive principal, student experience., (she was “interim” in the role from June). Professor Kinash was previously at Uni Southern Queensland. Peter Gunning (UNSW) is awarded the president’s medal of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology.

 Helen Klaebe starts this morning as dean of Uni Queensland’s Graduate School. She moves from QUT.

At Griffith U Andrew O’Neill moves from Business School research dean to dean of the Griffith Graduate Research School.

Lisa Singh becomes director of Uni Melbourne’s Australia India Institute. The former Labor senator for Tasmania moves from government advocacy at the Minderoo Foundation

Flinders U marketing director Callista Thillou is leaving to become to become ED Engagement at the new Sydney-based James Martin Institute for Public Policy