Appointments, achievements

Of the Day

Anthony Kelleher is the new director of UNSW’s infectious diseases researching Kirby Institute. He has worked at the KI since 2001 and is now head of immunovirology and pathogenesis. Professor Kelleher replaces the late David Cooper.

Derek Abbott (Uni Adelaide, electrical and electronic engineering) wins the National Measurement Institute’s Barry Ingis Award for (who would have thought), measurement research. The uni says he is the third staffer to have won the Inglis award in its ten year history.

University of Adelaide VC Peter Rathjen this morning becomes deputy chair of the Group of Eight.


Of the week

The Australia Day Order of Australia announcements included six higher education people receiving ACs.   Gillian Broadbent, chancellor, Uni Wollongong. Elizabeth Dennis, genomics, UTS. Peter Hoj, VC, Uni Queensland. Richard Larkins, chancellor, La Trobe U. Kathryn North, genetics, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. (The late) Patrick Troy, urban planning, ANU. The all-hons list was in CMM on Tuesday.

Renee Hindmarsh is leaving the Australian Technology Network where she is now executive director. She will become the South Australian government’s Training Advocate next month.

Michelle Colgrave joins Edith Cowan U to study proteins in agriculture and food science. This will be a joint appointment for Professor Colgrave, who will continue at CSIRO.

The Australian University Safety Association has elected its new executive committee, including, president Stephen Ween (CSU) and VP Julia Cohen (Uni Sydney), both second terms, Xin Li from ANU is secretary, – Colin Chua (University of Sydney) is treasurer and Glenn Blackley (UTS), Bonnie Meiselbach (RMIT) and Mikhail Farid (UNSW) handle comms.

The Regional University Network has a new chairFederation U VC Helen Bartlett. Professor Bartlett replaces Greg Hill (VC, University of the Sunshine Coast) whose two-year term expires today.

LeRoy Poff (distinguished professor, Uni Canberra, also at Colorado State) wins the 2019 excellence award from the Society for Freshwater Science.


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