Appointments, achievements of the week

Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology announces more 2022 awards, (others in CMM July 28). Ivar Noordstra (Uni Queensland) and Lilian Schimmel (Uni Queensland) are the Early Career Researchers.

Emily Banks (ANU) receives the Australian Medical Association Gold Medal for her, “important and timely research” into e-cigarettes.

Craig Batty (Uni SA) is interim president of the Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts Australia, standing in for Cat Hope (Monash U) who is away for nine months.

Saraid Billiards is new CEO of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes. She moves from the Commonwealth Department of Health.

Ellen Broad (associate professor in ANU’s School of Cybernetics) is joining Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic’s office as senior science advisor.

John Chalmers becomes CEO of the Australian Institute of Music. He moves from marketing head at UTS.

Carla Drakeford moves to Swinburne U as government relations director. She makes the move from the Victorian public service.

Jim Elliott is the new academic director of Uni Sydney’s Kolling Institute, “the longest running MRI in NSW.”

Bronwyn Everett joins Uni Wollongong as deputy head of the School of Nursing. She moves from Western Sydney University.

Barney Glover (VC Western Sydney U) joins the council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Daniel Gschwind (stet) becomes a professor of practise at Griffith U’s Institute for Tourism. He was CEO of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council up to May.

John Juriansz is confirmed as director of Western Sydney U’s Whitlam Institute. He is now the institute’s interim director

Maria Kavallaris (Children’s Cancer Institute and UNSW) receives the President of Cyprus Medal for contributions in cancer biology and therapeutics.

Katherine Kenny (Uni Sydney) is announced as editor in chief 2023-26 of Health Sociology Review, from the Australian Sociological Association.

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Alliance announces David Kok (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Monash campus) is the new chair of its Education and Training Advisory Committee.

Sharon Lewin (Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity) will be the next president of the International AIDS society.

Paul Loh joins Bond U as head its Abedian School of Architecture. He moves from Uni Melbourne.

Andrew Zammit-Mangion (Uni Wollongong) wins an Early Investigator award from the environment stats section of the American Statistical Association.

Helen Marshall (Uni Adelaide) is the inaugural clinical research director at the Women and Children’s Health Network.

Dineli Mather has moved from Deakin  U PVC for graduate employment to Wells Advisory.

Jerry Nockles joins Independent Higher Education Australia to manage membership services and government relations. Dr Nockles moves from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

Geoff Purcell (James Cook U) is appointed secretary to the executive committee of the Council of Australasian University Directors of IT.

Kate O’Shaughnessy becomes research director at the Perth-based USAsia Centre. She moves from DFAT.

Steward Riddle (Uni Southern Queensland) is incoming editor in chief of the Australian Educational Researcher (from the Australian Association for Research in Education).

Steve Robson (ANU) is the new federal president of the Australian Medical Association.

Australian Catholic U VC Zlatko Skrbis is elected president of the Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities.

Kate Witenden will join ANU as Chief People Officer in October. She will move from HR deputy director at Uni Sydney.