Appointments, achievements

Uni Sydney appoints Jennifer Barrett to the new role of PVC Indigenous (Academic).

Jane Gunn is appointed dean of the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. She has been interim dean since February.  

Jane den Hollander joins the board of “leading global education provider Navitas. Professor den Hollander is the nominee director for major shareholder Australian Super. After retiring as VC of Deakin U in 2019 she was interim VC of UWA last year and is now acting at Murdoch U.

Business leader and football champion (Richmond FC chair) Peggy O’Neal will become chancellor of RMIT in January.  She succeeds Ziggy Switkowski who will step down as chancellor at the end of the month. Deputy Chancellor Janet Latchford will act.

The Snow Family biomedical fellows are announced. $8m each goes to Melanie Eckersley Maslin (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre), Marina Pajic (Garvan institute of Medical Research) and Shom Goel (Uni Melbourne and Peter MacCallum)