Appointments, achievements

of the day

Chennupati Jagadish (ANU and Australian Academy of Science) is elected an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Monash U DVC Global Engagement Abid Khan is moving to Australian Catholic U to become DVC Research and Enterprise. He starts November 7.

Dennis Petrie (Monash U) win the Australian Health Economics Society’s Policy Impact Prize.

Tim Soutphommasane is leaving Uni Sydney where he is Director, Culture Strategy to become inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at Uni Oxford.

The Commonwealth’s Women’s Economic Equality Taskforce includes, Rae Cooper (Uni Sydney), Jenny Macklin (VC Fellow, Uni Melbourne), Jennifer Westacott (CEO Business Council of Australia and in-coming chancellor of Western Sydney U) and Danielle Wood (Grattan Institute). Sam Mostyn (Chief Executive Women) is chair.

of the week

Philip Boyd (Uni Tasmania) and Wenju Cai (CSIRO) are named 2022 Fellows of the American Geophysical Union.  

 Australian Awarded University Teachers Network 2022 programme awards committee is, Mark Brimble (Griffith U) Graham Brown (Charles Sturt U), Abby Cathcart (QUT), Nicolette Lee (La Trobe U) David Sadler – chair (UWA).

Ian Burnett is incoming DVC STEM at RMIT, starting January. He will move from dean of engineering at UTS.

Melissa Edwards (UTS) is the Australian Business Deans Council inaugural Climate Action Fellow. She will “coordinate (member business schools) actions nationally and liaise with industry, the not-for-profit sector and government.”

Leah Heiss (Monash U) wins the 2022 Australian Women in Design Award.

The International Pharmaceutical Federation announces Betty Exintaris (Monash U) receives its award for pharmaceutical education. Carl R Schneider (Uni Sydney) becomes a Fellow.

Andrew Lawrence (Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health) is named VP of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism.

 National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership awards were in CMM Monday, HERE .

Women in Technology awards were in CMM Monday, HERE