Appointments and achievements

Of the day

Gary Brook moves from TEQSA to GM Student Experience for the career and industry division of Navitas.

Nicole Clark is appointed QUT librarian, she has acted since January, stepping up from associate director.

At Monash U Christina Mitchell (dean, Medicine, Nursing, Health Sciences) is reappointed a Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor. Jamie Cooper (Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre) and Aibing Yu (PVC Monash Suzhou) join the SJM professoriate.

Emma Redding is incoming director of Uni Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts. Professor Redding joins from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in the UK.

Of the week

Uni Sydney appoints Jennifer Barrett to the new role of PVC Indigenous (Academic).

Quin Chang (RMIT) is the new chair of Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia

Universities Australia announces Peter Chesworth will become Deputy CEO next month. He succeeds Anne-Marie Lansdown. Mr Chesworth moves from FAS for ministerial executive coordination and communication in the Department of Defence.

At Deakin U the MOOC team wins the 2021 VC’s award for teaching excellenceChie AdachiBlake Borcich, Jo ElliottNicholas EnglishBianca FrostLeigh GlanvillDaniel GlassLisa HanlonAnthony Neylan and Travis Zimmer.

Marcia Devlin (ex DVC Victoria U) is the inaugural CEO of the Victorian government’s Academy of Teaching and Leadership.

Jane Gunn is appointed dean of the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. She has been interim dean since February.  

The Heart Foundation announces 14 2021 Future Leadership Fellowships, Anna Calkin (Baker HDI), Rachel Climie (U Tas), Ryan Courtney (UNSW), Michael Falster (UNSW), Kylie Hesketh (Deakin U), Li Jiawen (Uni Adelaide), Lining Ju (Uni Sydney), Monique Kilkenny (Monash U), Yugeesh Lankadeva (Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health), Francine Marques (Monash U), Ziad Nehme (Monash U), Dion Stub (Monash U), Steven Wise (Uni Sydney), Rebecca Wyse (Uni Newcastle),

Susie Siew Yuen Ho (Monash U) is a foundation member of the advisory board for the new Victorian Skills Authority.

Jane den Hollander joins the board of “leading global education provider Navitas. Professor den Hollander is the nominee director for major shareholder Australian Super. After retiring as VC of Deakin U in 2019 she was interim VC of UWA last year and is now acting at Murdoch U.

Sam Jacob becomes DVC Student Engagement-Success and Voced at dual sector Charles Darwin U. Ms Jacob was previously PVC for student engagement.

Michael Kiernan will act as ED of Charles Sturt U’s Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Studies at Charles Sturt U, following Tracey Green’s departure next month. Jenny Kent will cover AsPro Kiernan’s deputy dean role.

Saeid Nahavandi (Deakin U) is Engineers Australia’s professional engineer of the year award for Victoria.

Business leader and football champion (Richmond FC chair) Peggy O’Neal will become chancellor of RMIT in January.  She succeeds Ziggy Switkowski who will step down as chancellor at the end of the month. Deputy Chancellor Janet Latchford will act.

The Snow Family biomedical fellows are announced. $8m each goes to Melanie Eckersley Maslin (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre), Marina Pajic (Garvan institute of Medical Research) and Shom Goel (Uni Melbourne and Peter MacCallum)

State Library of NSW announces the 2022 Fellows * Shuxia Chen (Uni Sydney) * Alexandra Dellios (ANU) * Molly Duggins (National Art School) * Johanna Ellersdorfer (Uni Sydney) * Damian Gleeson * Sarah Kirby (Uni Melbourne) * Sean Scalmer (Uni Melbourne) * Paolo Stracchi (Uni Sydney)

Uni Melbourne’s Universitas 21 fellowships for this year go to Elisa Bone (academic staff) and Mark Gregory (professional staff).