Appointments, achievements of the week

Mel Haines joins the Digital Health CRC as education manager, working with postgrads, postdocs, early career researchers and industry partners. She was previously with the University of Canberra.

Michael Bunce moves from Curtin U is to be chief scientist for the New Zealand Environmental Protection AgencyProfessor Bunce is a Curtin professor of molecular and life sciences.

An Australian-based team receives an honourable mention in the University of CaliforniaCase Studies in the Environment 2018 essay award. R. M. Colvin (ANU), G Bradd Witt (Uni Queensland) and Justine Lacey (CSIRO) are  noted for “Using a community vote for wind energy development decision-making in King Island, Tasmania,” December 2018

Southern Cross U announces three senior appointments for July;

Nicholas Ashbolt will become dean of environment, science and engineering. Professor Ashbolt joins from the University of Alberta – he was previously at UNSW. Yang Liu, also from Uni Alberta, will take up a one-year research professorship in black water. Peter Wilson moves from the University of Tasmania to work in the VC’s office, where he will work on SCU’s Japan Strategy.


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