Judyth Sachs becomes chief academic officer at online study support provider, Studiosity. Professor Sachs is now a member of Studiosity’s academic advisory board. Professor Sachs is a previous provost of Macquarie U, where she created the PACE (for professional and community engagement) job placement for undergraduates. Studiosity is now a PACE partner.
Lisa Adkins is moving from the University of Newcastle to become head of the social and political sciences school at the University of Sydney. Professor Adkins starts next month.
ANU and University of Canberra academics have received Max Crawford Medals from the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Raihan Ismail is a lecturer at ANU’s Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies and researches Islamic theology and Arab culture. Ana Tanasoca is a post doc at the University of Canberra with research interests in moral philosophy, ethics and political theory. The Crawford Medal is for early career researchers.
Richard Hopkins joins UNSW’s engineering faculty as a professor of practise. A former operations head for the Red Bull Formula One team, Professor Hopkins will mentor students in the solar car and Formula SAE race car programmes.