Appointments, achievements

Of the day

 Uni Adelaide announces winners of the Stephen Cole awards for learning and teaching. * Joanne Bowen (Biomedicine) and Natalie Edwards (Humanities) both HDR supervision * Kayoko Enomoto (Social Sciences) for leadership in teaching practice * Thomas Wanner (Social Sciences) for teaching and support for learning

Kathryn North (Murdoch Children’s Research Institute) is the new president of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes.

Of the week

At Griffith U Dawn Adams will become director of the Autism Centre of Excellence. She steps up from deputy director, replacing Jacqueline Roberts who will retire at year end.

Peter Ashman (Uni Adelaide) is the new chair of the ANZ Federation of Chemical Engineers.

The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training wins educational site of the year at the Australian Access Awards.

Australian Catholic U announces the Vice Chancellor’s Medal for Excellence goes to the “Credit where credit is due” project team, for “their work to develop a ground-breaking framework to map military training to tertiary credits.” Eduardo AlmeidaAaron CornwallWendy JamesNick Linnell and Liz Moon.

 ANU announces the VC’s education awards. * Teaching: Leslie BarnesDavid ChengChristina ClarkeAlex Maier *Supervision: Benjamin PennyZhengdao Ye * Tutoring/demonstrating: Anna Buckley * Enhance learning: College Education Innovation and Support Team.

ANU also announces the Chancellor and VC awards. * Peter Baume award: John Braithwaite * Distinguished contribution: Ken Baldwin, Amanda Barnard * Outstanding service: Tracy Smart, Patricia Teh * Service: Belinda FarrellyNicki Middleton and COVID Ops team * Early career academics: Xiaolin WangKinley Wangdi * Research: Tegan CruwysKatie SteeleCéline d’Orgeville * Impact, engagement: Blair WilliamsMatthew Gray and Nicholas Biddle and the COVID-19 Impact Monitoring team * Education: Alexander Maier * Health and safety: Jeremy Lepisto and the Art-Design Tech Services Team * Equity, diversity: Amy King

Bruce Campbell (Melbourne Brain Centre) wins the Leading Light Award from the Australian Society for Medical Research for his “stunning work in the stroke space.”

Curtin U announces its research and engagement awards. * Research leadership: Debbie Silvester-Dean * Early career researchers: Kefyalew AleneCrystal AbidinJoanna Moullin * Early career researcher-creative practice: Michael Gray *STEM early career research: Kefyalew Alene * Research team: Binar-1 Space Programme * Research news story: Phil Bland and the SSTC Binar-1 Team * Scholarship:  to PhD candidate Callan Wood * Business, society, communities: Rachel Ong ViforJ * Creative practises: Susan Bradley Smith * STEM: Debbie Silvester-Dean

Chennupati Jagadish (ANU) is the in-coming president of the Australian Academy of Science.

L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science awards for 2021 go to, Pip Karoly (Uni Melbourne). Jiawen Li (Uni Adelaide), Kirsty Nash (Uni Tas), Mahdokht Shaibani (Monash U).

Sharynne McLeod (Charles Sturt U) receives the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association honours award.

Colleen Nelson (QUT) wins the Life Sciences Queensland – QIMR Berghofer Woman of Influence award.

Science and Technology Australia has new leadership. Mark Hutchinson (Uni Adelaide) – president.  Anita Goh (Uni Melbourne) – VP. Mark Stickells (Pawsey Supercomputing Centre) – treasurer. Chris Matthews (UTS) – executive member.

Chris Turney will join UTS in January as PVC R. He is now at UNSW.

Kristen Lyons is elected academic staff member of Uni Queensland’s SenateDino Willox is the professional staff elected member.