Appointments, achievements

Peter Klinken has a new three-year term as WA Chief Scientist. He commenced in 2014 and will continue to 2022.

Mia Lindgren will become Swinburne U’s dean of arts, social sciences and humanities, in August. She will move from Monash U, where she is head of media, film and journalism.  Professor Lindgren replaces inaugural dean, Robbie Robertson who is retiring.

ANU announces “internationally renowned comedian,” Hannah Gadsby (BA ’03) is alumna of the year.

The Australian Accounting Hall of Fame has inducted Wai Fong Chua (Uni Sydney) and Roger Simnett (UNSW).

Australian Catholic University announces its new Institute for Philosophy, to be based in Melbourne. Stephen Finlay will move from the University of Southern California to lead it. Professor Finlay’s researches meta-ethics and moral psychology.

Griffith U has appointed Reserve Bank analyst Ellana Brand to a new research fellowship on financial advice. The post is funded by AMP.


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