Appointments, achievements of the week

Of the day

Katrina Falkner is appointed interim executive dean of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide. She replaces Anton Middelberg, who has moved up to DVC R,

Catherine Joustra and Ali Moroney win the Australian Book Industry award for outstanding tertiary/TAFE resource for their Clinical Placement Manual for the Diploma of Nursing (Cengage).

Of the week

University of the Sunshine Coast exercise physiologist Chris Askew is the first joint appointment between university and the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. USC teaches pre-med at the hospital, with Griffith U running the med school component.

Anthony Maeder (Flinders U) becomes a fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics

Bruce Neal moves up from deputy to executive director of the George Institute. He replaces Vlado Perlovic who has moved to dean of medicine at UNSW.

Peter Gething moves to Perth to take up the Kerry M Stokes chair of child health research, a partnership of Curtin University, the Channel 7 Telethon Trust and the Telethon Kids Institute. Professor Gething is now a professor of epidemiology in the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford.

Also at Curtin U, Tim McInnis becomes chief advancement officer. He moves from the Telethon Kids Institute, where he is head of philanthropic development.

Bradey Moggridge (Uni Canberra) is the ACT Science Tall Poppy of the year. He works on cultural awareness in water policy.

The Young Tall Poppies are; Amelia Gulliver (access to mental health), Lara Malins (therapeutic potential of peptides and proteins), A J Mitchell (nuclear physics), Riccardo Natoli (age-related macular degeneration ) – all ANU. Madeline Mitchell (CSIRO) works on biodegradable plant-based fibres.

Chris Anderson will become the Australian Academy of Science policy director. He moves from chief of staff to former Labor research minister Kim Carr.

Adrienne Erickson is the Swayne Senior Fellow in Australian design at the National Museum of Australia. She joins from DFAT.


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