Appointments, achievements

TEQSA chief commissioner Peter Coaldrake will conduct “a wide-ranging review into culture and accountability” of the Queensland public sector. Premier Palaszczuk announced his appointment Friday

Evelyne Deplazes (Uni Queensland) has up to $130 000 over two years from pharma company Gilead Sciences to research fungal infections.

Stephen Foley (Macquarie U) is a 2022 fellow of the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry.

Tim Soutphommasane becomes acting head of Uni Sydney’s Sydney Policy Lab (“bringing people together to help them change the world”). He replaces Mark Stears, moving to be inaugural head of the new policy lab at University College London, where his old boss, Michael Spence will be his new boss. Professor Soutphommasane is Uni Sydney’s director of culture strategy.

Uni SA announces its 2021 Research Excellence awards, going to, * higher degree: Sarah McDonald (Education Futures) *ECR: Dr Renly Lim, (Clinical, Health Sciences) * MCR: Amanda Hutchinson, (Justice and Society) * senior researcher: Carol Maher, (Allied Health and Human Performance) * Media performer:  Adrian Esterman, (COVID-19 coverage).

Erica Wilson (Southern Cross U) is the new chair of Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education.