Appointments and achievements

Composer and classical music composer and explainer (ABC Radio) Andrew Ford has a 12-month H C Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship at ANU.

Petroleum engineer Stefan Igauer joins Edith Cowan U as a professorial research fellow.

CSIRO astronomer Ron Ekers and David Penny, a bioscientist at Massey U are elected foreign associates of the US National Academy of Sciences.

Prolific political commentator Peter van Onselen is joining Griffith University’s business school as a part-time academic in politics and policy. He continues as a professor of politics at UWA.

Blake Repine, an associate VC at CQU (not DVC as CMM previously reported) is appointed to the Queensland Government’scentral west hospital and health service board. Smart move. CQU has, and will need for years, state government support if it has any hope of getting its proposed medical school funded by the feds.

Anne Kelso has a second term as chair of the National Health and Medical Research Council. She has a further five years in the job, announced just three into her first term. Professor Kelso is widely considered to have done well overseeing and selling a new system for choosing research grants.

Leanne Holt is appointed PVC Indigenous at Macquarie University. She joined MU in 2016 as director of indigenous strategy.

Patrick Parkinson is leaving the University of Sydney for UoQ, where he will become head and academic dean of the school of law.


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