Appointments, achievements

The Asian Studies Association of Australia awards the Reid Prize (“exemplary contribution to the understanding of Asia”) to Assa Doron (ANU) and Robin Jeffrey (La Trobe U). It’s for their, Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India (Harvard UP).

Josh Byrne becomes Dean, Sustainable Futures in Curtin U’s humanities faculty.

Chris Dixon is appointed Interim Executive Dean of Macquarie U’s arts faculty. He replaces Martina Möllering who leaves at month’s end.

Véronique Duché, (Uni Melbourne professor of French) is awarded France’s Order of Merit.

The WA Government announces $2.3m for four fellowships, “aimed at increasing uptake of research findings into health care.”  * Fenella Gill (Curtin U) * detecting/responding to “clinical deterioration of children in hospital, * Mary Kennedy (Edith Cowan U)  nutrition/exercise for cancer patients in regions * Ivan Lin (UWA) “communication between clinicians and Aboriginal patients” and *Suzanne Robinson (Curtin U) “real-time view” of regional health system