Appointments. achievements

of the day

 Lisa Adkins is appointed interim dean of Uni Sydney’s FASS. She moves up from head of the School of Social and Political Sciences and deputy dean, replacing Annamarie Jagose who is now provost and a DVC.

Mary-Louise Huppatz becomes MD of the Association of Tertiary Education Management

In March Duncan Ivison will step down from his DVC R portfolio at Uni Sydney. VC Mark Scott says, “I know he will continue to provide leadership and advocate for our world-leading research” and “we hope to continue working with him towards this purpose in whatever he does next.”

Uni Wollongong names two former staff University Fellows: Chris Grange, former VP Administration and Brian Jones, now an associate earth science researcher.

of the week

Monash U management professor Véronique Ambrosini becomes a Fellow of the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences.

Rachel Wilson (Uni Sydney) and Scott Eacott (UNSW) win the NSW Education Research Awards from the state branch of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders.

Julie Bishop is appointed ANU chancellor for a second term, a year before her first three years expire.

Reuben Bolt becomes DVC First Nations Leadership at Charles Darwin U. He steps up from PVC Indigenous Leadership at CDU.

At Uni Wollongong, Corinne Cortese starts as interim dean of Graduate Research. Hers is an internal appointment.

 ANU announces women’s safety and equality advocate Brittany Higgins is inaugural visiting fellow at its Global Institute for Women’s Leadership.

The 2021 International Education Association of Australia awards are here.


Birgit Loch is moving from La Trobe U to Uni New England, to become faculty dean of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law.

Defence Industry Minister, Melissa Price adds science and technology to her responsibilities in the ministry shuffle announced Friday. Angus Taylor adds industry to his existing energy and natural resources brief in the dismemberment of the now backbenched Christian Porter’s portfolio.

Ken Sloan (VC Enterprise and Governance) leaves Monash U this week, on his way to start as VC of Harper Adams U in the UK. VP Government Relations Damien Farrell will act in Professor Sloan’s portfolio.