Appointments, achievements of the week

Pat Anderson has received an hon doc in law from UNSW. The “Aboriginal health and education champion,” “is honoured for her eminent service and long-standing dedication to advocacy for Australia’s First Peoples.”

Peak body UniSport Australia announces Mark Sinderberry will become CEO in December.

Kerry Wilkinson (University of Adelaide) is the Wine Communicators of Australia’s educator of the year.

Barry Marshall’s Noisy Guts Project has won the emerging innovation category at the WA Innovator of the Year. The Nobel Prize winner’s “brainchild” uses an acoustic belt to record and analyse gut noises. Research shows “a strong correlation between gut noises and gut disorders.”

Curtin U has announced the Vice Chancellor’s award for professional staff excellence. InnovationLiving Campus Team. Collaboration –  Chris Earl (Housing and Recreation Services) and the Student Ergonomic Assessment Partnership. LeadershipGlen Lawson, (School of Electrical, Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences) and the Professionals @ Curtin team. Service –  Jess Sertis (IT Service Delivery) and Services eConcierges team.

Peter Coaldrake will chair Jobs Queensland, the state government adviser “to prepare Queensland for the jobs of the future.”

Dominique Parrish has started at Macquarie U as PVC Learning and Teaching. She joins from the University of Wollongong where she was associate dean in the science, medicine, health faculty.

Julia Richardson moves up to head the school of management at Curtin University. She is now deputy head of school.

University of Queensland virologist Kirsty Short is a  L’Oréal UNESCO Women in Science Australian Fellow for 2018

Judy Raper (UniWollongong DVC R) has won UNSW’s Ada Lovelace medal for an outstanding woman engineer.

Mark Baker (Macquarie U) is the incoming chair of the Human Proteome Project, which is mapping the protein-based molecular architecture of the human body.

The Murray Darling Basin Authority has appointed seven scientists to an advisory committee; Robert Vertessy (chair), Uni Melbourne. Poh-Ling Tan, Griffith U. Michael Stewardson, Uni Melbourne. David James, Uni Sunshine Coast. Sue Jackson, Griffith U. Roger Stone, Uni Southern Queensland. Nick Bond, La Trobe U.

Jonathan Pickering from the University of Canberra, has won the Australian Political Studies Association’s Peter Hay prize for a paper on environmental politics.

Kate Henne (ANU) is the American Society of Criminology’s Critical Criminologist of the Year. Dr Henne has an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and a chair at the University of Waterloo in Canada.

The UNSW business school has appointed five professors of practise to, “embed industry experience within the curriculum.”  They are; Nicolas Chu, CEO technology business Sinorbis. Elaine Collins, insurance industry non-executive director. Jennifer Granger, ex ATO and UK Revenue and Customs. Peter Leonard, business lawyer in data analytics. Su-Ming Wong co-founder of equity funds manager CHAMP Ventures.


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