Appointments and achievements of the week  

Colm Harmon moves up at the University of Sydney, from head of the economics school to vice provost for academic performance.

Education academic Jenny Gore (University of Newcastle) is appointed visiting professor at the University of Oxford.

Kerry Sanderson will be the next chancellor of Edith Cowan U. She replaces Hendy Cowan who is to stand-down after 14 years as chancellor. Mrs Sanderson was governor of Western Australia for nearly four years, finishing in May.

Umberto Ansaldo is to join the arts and social sciences faculty at the University of SydneyProfessor Ansaldo is a scholar of linguistic diversity, language contact and multilingualism in Asia. He is now head of humanities at the University of Hong Kong.

David Suter joins Edith Cowan U as a professorial research fellow. The computer vision and machine learning researcher moves from the University of Adelaide.

Jennifer Kay is the new manager of the cooperative research centre programme in the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

Gary Thomas is the University of the Sunshine Coast’s first dean of indigenous engagement and advancement. Professor Thomas moves from Batchelor Institute, where he was acting CEO. From 2013 to 2017 he was an associate professor at QUT.


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