Appointments, achievements

 Of the day

Evalotte Morelius, (ex Linköping University in Sweden), will become professor of nursing for children and young people at Edith Cowan U. It is a joint appointment with Perth Children’s Hospital and its Foundation.

UWA announces Kevin Pfleger is director of the new WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub.

Paoli Magni (forensic science, Murdoch U) has won Australian Fame Lab (it’s a three-minute thesis style event). She will now compete in the world-final in the UK.

Curtin U has made four recently retired academics emeritus professors; Brian Kinsella, Jonathan Majer, and Jie Sun, are from the science and engineering faculty and Janette Hartz-Karp is from humanities.

Armando Corsi from the University of South Australia is named a future industry leader by the federal industry agency, Wine Australia. Aspro Corsi researches consumer behaviour at the University of South Australia’s Ehrenberg Bass Institute for Marketing Science.

Of the week

Nadine Zacharias joins Swinburne U as director, student engagementDr Zacharias is a big-picture painter on equity and access, the author, with Matthew Brett, of a platform statement on where Australia needs to be in a decade, ( CMM March 6).

Monash U has appointed Louise Adler and John Funder as vice chancellor’s professorial fellows. Ms Adler is the former head of Melbourne University PublishingProfessor Funder is a cardiovascular endocrinologist, who has published 600 scientific papers.

Maria Saarela joins the SA Research and Development Institute as research director, food scienceSARDI is based at the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus. Dr Saarela joins from the VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland.

Sally Wheeler becomes PVC International Strategy at ANU, sharing time between the new appointment and her continuing role as dean of the College of Law. Professor Wheeler joined ANU from Queens U in Belfast in January 2018.

Prue Monument joins the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency from the national charities regulator. Ms Monument will become TEQSA’s inaugural executive director for quality assurance and regulatory operations.

Rowena Harper is moving to Edith Cowan U, where she will be director of the Centre for Learning and Teaching. Professor Harper leaves the University of South Australia.

Portfolio movements at Griffith U: DVC A Debra Henly adds the senior DVC role to her responsibilities. She replaces DVC R Ned Pankhurst who retires. Sheena ReillyPro Vice Chancellor (Health) will act as head of the Gold Coast campus until year end. Andrea Bishop becomes PVC R and will act as DVC R while Professor Pankhurst’s successor is recruited. Professor Bishop is now director of the Research Office.


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