Appointments, achievements

James Boyd will become La Trobe U’s inaugural chair in digital health at end April. He joins from the Centre for Data Linkage at Curtin U.

Richard Hillis returns to the University of Adelaide as PVC Research. His appointment was announced, and commenced yesterday – it runs until next January. Professor Hillis was last at Uni Adelaide a decade back as head of the school of petroleum. He replaces Julie Owens, who moved to Deakin U in December to be DVC R.  It’s a short-term appointment to cover the role until a new DVC R is appointed and looks to make their own selection. The present DVC R Mike Brooks is giving up the role to focus on his other job as provost.

Bond U has appointed Chris Knapp head of the school of architecture. He moves from Western Sydney U. Professor Knapp was a member of Bond’s architecture school 2013-2017.

A Melbourne University team has won the Emory University 2019 Global Health Case competition. The subject was hurricane preparedness.


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