Daniel Pellicci from the University of Melbourne is awarded the Commonwealth health minister’s Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research. Dr Pellicci researches immune T cells.
Theoretical physicist Susan Coppersmith will join UNSW next year, moving from the University of Wisconsin.
The WA state government has joined with Edith Cowan U and Murdoch U to fund visiting phenomics fellows. Elaine Holmes (Imperial College London) and Ruey Leng Loo (Medway School of Pharmacy) will work in WA for four years.
Microbiologist Bill Ashraf is Macquarie University’s first principal fellow of the organisation formerly known as the Higher Education Academy. (It’s now AdvanceHE).
Curtin U’s new head of the school of public health will be Rosa Alati. She will move from the University of Queensland later in the year.