Top cop on campus at UTS

Nick Kaldas becomes an industry professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Mr Kaldas is a former deputy commissioner of NSW Police, a long-time counter-terrorism consultant and present chair of the Commonwealth’s Royal Commission on Defence and veteran suicide.

FASS dean Alan Davison says, he will “take a leading role in industry and agency engagement” and work on new programmes, including a new criminology programme and “short-courses to meet industry and employer needs.”

This is presumably part of Professor Davison’s plan “to adjust its academic staff profile” and “develop actions that address principal areas of focus.”

FASS has a $3.2m savings target this year, which will include compulsory redundancies (CMM April 30).