Appointments, achievements of the week

UTS announces Maureen Taylor will join in May, as professor of strategic communication. Professor Taylor is now at the University of Tennessee.

 The University of the Sunshine Coast has promoted one of its own, Jay Sanderson, to be head of the law school.

The Australian Psychological Society’s new distinguished contribution award goes to Herb Marsh from the Australian Catholic University.

 Lisa Hunt (UniAdelaide) is awarded the Australian Academy of Science’s Moran Award for History of Science Research.  Grace Muriuki (UoQ) receives the Academy’s 2019 WH Gladstones Population and Environment Fund.

Troy Williams in the incoming CEO of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training. He joins from the Australian Dental Industry Association.

Sue MacLeman is the new chair of federally funded med tech and pharmaceutical growth centre MTP Connect. She replaces Bronwyn Evans, in the chair since the agency was established in 2016. In July Ms MacLeman was replaced as MD of MTP by Dan Grant, who moved from La Trobe U.

The new council for the National Health and Medical Research Council is announced. Bruce Robinson continues as chair. Ingrid Winship (UniMelbourne) chairs the health ethics committee.  Steve Wesselingh chairs the research committee. Professor Wesselingh, from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, chaired the NHMRC’s recent structural review of the NHMRC’s grant programme.  Sharon Lewin (Peter Doherty Institute) is a continuing council member. She chairs the health translation advisory committee. Katherine Woodthorpe (non-executive director of oncology company Sirtex Medical) chairs the health innovation advisory committee.


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