Appointments, achievements

Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has received the Engineers Australia award for outstanding service to engineering. Marlene Kanga (boards of Academy of Technology and Engineering, HEARing CRC among othe roles) is professional engineer of the year.

James Cook U has awarded an hon doc to Bonita Mabo for her advocacy for indigenous schooling and the rights of Indigenous Australians and Australian South Sea Islanders.

Ingrid Day joins the Australian Institute of Business, (“the practical business school”) as academic dean. She moves from the University of Adelaide where she was ED teaching, learning and student experience in the professions faculty.

The University of Melbourne has announced three Woodward medallists, Geoffrey McFadden for malaria research, Katherine Kedzierska for work on immune system response to the H7N9 strain of bird flu and Cordelia Fine for her study of cultural and social causes of gender gaps. The Woodward Medal is awarded for published research over the past five years.


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