Appointments, achievements

of the day

Graham Brown is Charles Sturt U’s new DVC A. He moves from PVC A at UWA.

Julia Hamilton will be a lecturer in Egyptology at Macquarie U from September. She moves from Leiden U.

of the week

 Lisa Adkins is confirmed as dean of Uni Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesShe has been interim dean since October, prior to which she was deputy dean and head of the Social and Political Sciences school.

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).

The 2022 Australian Council of Graduate Research Excellence in Graduate Research Education Awards include, * Lauren Ball (Griffith U):  supervision * Dani Milos (Flinders U): leadership *  Uni Melbourne’s ARC Centre for Medical Implant Technology, (including, David Ackland, Meg Belmonte, Jia-Yee Lee, Peter Lee): industry engagement

Caitlin Byrne becomes PVC Business at Griffith U in July. It’s an internal appointment.

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

Nigel Curtis (Murdoch Children’s RI) wins the European Society for Paediatric Diseases’ award for clinical practice, teaching and research.

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.

Simone Heald (Sunraysia Community Health)  is the new chair of La Trobe U Mildura’s advisory board.

Michael Healy wins the Career Development Association of Australia’s 2022 award for  research.

Anita Heiss (Uni Queensland) wins the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writers. It’s for her novel, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (Simon and Schuster).

At Flinders U Jaqui Hughes is the inaugural clinical research professor for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Advancement

Michael Milgate becomes CEO of Sydney International School of Technology and Commerce. He moves from Polytechnic Institute Australia.

Uni Melbourne presents the Marles Medals (“excellence in research impact”) for HASS to Sharon Goldfeld (children’s health and wellbeing) and Jane Pirkis (mental health).

Uni Melbourne’s Council is in the market for a new chancellor. After six years in the role Allan Myers does not want a new term.

National Computational Infrastructure announces the Australasian Leadership Computing Grants go to, Igor Bray (Curtin U), Evelyne Deplazes (Uni Queensland) Richard Sandberg (Uni Melbourne). They have research time on NCI’s Gadi super computer.

Teresa Tjia becomes CEO of the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre. She moves from dean of students at Federation U.

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

Monica Whitty has joined Monash U from UNSW, as a professor in the IT faculty. She will become head of the Software Systems and Cybersecurity department from July.