Appointments, achievements of the week

The new dean of humanities and social sciences at the University of Queensland starts Tuesday. Heather Zwicker joins from the University of Alberta, where she was vice provost and dean of graduate studies and research.

The Australian Society for Parasitology has elected Alex Maier from ANU a fellow.

The Australian Council for Education Leaders has named Martin Westwell from Finders U its gold medallist for the study and practise of educational administration and leadership.

Iain Martin will be the next vice chancellor of Deakin University. Professor Martin was DVC A at UNSW, before he moved to become vice chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University in 2016.

John Pluske from Murdoch U is the new CEO of the Australasian Pork Research Institute Ltd.

Brent Moyle is University of the Sunshine Coast’s associate dean research. He joins from Griffith U where he was a researcher in the Institute for Tourism.

Glyn Davis (yes that one) will join ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy as a distinguished professor.

Dennis McDermott is La Trobe U’s inaugural PVC Indigenous. He joins from Flinders Uwhere he is director of the two Poche Centre’s for Indigenous Health and Wellbeing.

The University of Sydney has announced the 2018 Payne Scott professorial distinction for leaders and mentors, Carol Armour (pharmacology) physicist Tim Bedding, Patrick Brennan from health sciences and Kate Joliffe, in chemistry. The award is named for pioneer radio astronomer and UniSydney graduate Ruby Payne Scott.

University of Canberra honours one of its own with an hon doc to emeritus professor Meredith EdwardsProfessor Edwards is a mandarin’s mandarin an economist and public policy researcher of decades standing.

Karen Quinlan is the incoming director of the National Portrait Gallery of AustraliaMs Quinlan is now director of the Bendigo Art Gallery and director and professor of practice at La Trobe U’s art institute.

A full list of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia’s 2018 fellows is in  CMM’s Thursday issue.


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