Appointments, achievements of the week

Former Labor higher education and research minister Kim Carr receives the Academy Medal from the Australian Academy of Science. The award is for people who are not researchers but whose “ sustained efforts in the public domain, significantly advanced the cause of science and technology in Australia.” That would be Mr Carr, who Academy President Chennupati Jagadish calls, “one of the most significant federal science ministers in recent decades.”

 The Discovery Indigenous Research Grant awards are in CMM here.

 Ngaire Elwood (Murdoch Children’s RI) is having a good couple of weeks, newly appointed director of the Cord Blood Association and now inducted to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

Griffith U announces new council appointments.  Rebecca Frizelle (deputy chancellor) and pro chancellors, Amelia EvansKaren Prentis and Jessica Rudd.

Yun-Hee Jeon (Uni Sydney) is one of the UN’s Health Ageing 50, (“working to improve the lives of older people”)

Philip Mendes (Monash U) wins the Australian Journal of Political Science’s Mayer Prize for his paper, “Is Conditional Welfare an Effective Means for Reducing Alcohol and Drug Abuse?”

Brenton Prosser joins UNSW in Canberra as a professor of public policy. He moves from Uni Canberra.


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