Appointments, achievements including the new NHMRC council

The Australian Psychological Society’s new distinguished contribution award goes to Herb Marsh from the Australian Catholic University.

 Lisa Hunt (UniAdelaide) is awarded the Australian Academy of Science’s Moran Award for History of Science Research.  Grace Muriuki (UoQ) receives the Academy’s 2019 WH Gladstones Population and Environment Fund.

The new council for the National Health and Medical Research Council is announced.

Bruce Robinson continues as chair. Ingrid Winship (UniMelbourne) chairs the health ethics committee.  Steve Wesselingh chairs the research committee. Professor Wesselingh, from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, chaired the NHMRC’s recent structural review of the NHMRC’s grant programme.  Sharon Lewin (Peter Doherty Institute) is a continuing council member. She chairs the health translation advisory committee. Katherine Woodthorpe (non-executive director of oncology company Sirtex Medical) chairs the health innovation advisory committee.

Other members are: Sandra Eades (Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes), Judi Moylan (chair of Diabetes Australia), Brendan Crabb (Burnet Institute), Ian Frazer (chair of the Translation Research Institute Foundation Board), Ingrid Scheffer (Universuty of Melbourne), Michael Gannon (obstetrician and gynaecologist), Caroline Homer (UTS), Maree Teesson (UNSW), Carol Pollock (University of Sydney), Alison Venn (University of Tasmania).


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