Appointments, achievements

Of the day

 The Queensland Government announces 2022 Education Horizon research grants ($36000-$99 000 to,

* Dawn Adams, Griffith U (supportive and inclusive physical environments for students on the autism spectrum) * Rebecca Armstrong, (Uni Queensland) (classroom comms for children with Developmental Language Disorder)  * Stephen Billet, Griffith U (industry partnerships for post-school pathways)  * Jennifer Cartmel, Griffith U (practises in outside school hours care) * Michael Cowling, CQU (digital safety cultures in schools)  * Susan Hopkins, Uni Southern Queensland (inclusive social media literacy) * Margaret Kettle, QUT (multilingual glossary of school-based terminology) * Natasha Matthews, Uni Queensland (metacognition and emotional regulation in academic wellbeing)  * Francisco Perales, Uni Queensland (school-level factors influencing Indigenous student outcomes) * Louise Phillips, Southern Cross U, (global citizenship literacies and leadership)  * Tasha Riley, Griffith U (“indigenising classroom”) * Matthew Sanders, Uni Queensland (professional development for sustainability education) * Claire Wyatt-Smith, Australian Catholic U (encouraging career changers into teaching) * Kate Williams QUT (neuroscience for early childhood education) *

 Of the week

Six emerging research leaders join the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences mentor programme. * James Chong, cardiologist. Westmead IMR and Uni Sydney * Tomas Kalincik, clinical outcomes research. Uni Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital * Francine Marques, genetics, genomics. Monash U * Lisa Moran, health lifestyle research. Monash U. * Suzanne Nielsen, addiction research. Monash U. * David Scott, emerging leadership fellow, Deakin U.

The Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology announces Jose Polo (Uni Adelaide) receives the 2022 president’s medal. Kelly Smith (Uni Melbourne) has the emerging leader award.

 Christy Collis moves from Uni Southern Queensland to become provost at both the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors and International College of Hotel Management.

 The Department of Defence Science and Technology Group announces its inaugural research partner awards, including Sarah Zhang (Western Sydney U) for collaborative research and Uni Wollongong for enterprise collaboration.

At Flinders U Michelle Picard will become PVC Learning & Teaching Innovation. She moves from Murdoch U. Chris Brebner becomes inaugural PVC Curriculum Impact, moving from interim PVC Learning and Teaching.

Evelyn Goh (ANU) is elected a corresponding fellow of the British Academy.

Miranda Harman becomes Comms Team Manager  at Uni Tasmania. It’s an internal appointment.

Jane den Hollander (former VC Deakin U, Murdoch U and UWA) becomes an honorary fellow of Cardiff University. So does former prime minister Julia Gillard. Professor den Hollander did her PhD at Cardiff U.

Brett Mitchell (Avondale U) wins the Commonwealth Health Minister’s 2022 Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research. Professor Mitchell works on healthcare-associated infection.

Alison Pennington from The Australia Institute joins La Trobe U as an adjunct senior research fellows with the Philosophy, Politics and Economics programme.

Simon Ridings starts as Swinburne U’s DVC External Engagement in September. He moves from Edith Cowan U.

Science and Technology Australia announces committee appointments. STEM sector policy: Kate McGeoch (ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science), Miloš Tanurdžić (Uni Queensland) and Vanessa Wong (Monash U). Equity, diversity and inclusion: Muneera Bano (CSIRO) Kate Callaghan (CSIRO), Corey Tutt (Deadly Science) and Sumeet Walia (RMIT).

David Llewellyn is Victoria U’s inaugural chief marketing officer. He comes from the Bellweather Agency, which he founded in 2017. He joins Corrina Langelaan who started in June as media and corporate comms director, moving from Uni Melbourne.