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NHMRC selects new CEO

Anne kelso

Professor Anne Kelso has been appointed chief executive of the National Health and Medical Research Council and will begin in April. Kelso succeeds professor Warwick Anderson. In her previous role as director of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Centre on ...

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UTAS Weapons law expert A Fulbright Scholar

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Adjunct professor Tim McCormack has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to take up the prestigious position of Charles H. Stockton Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. McCormack begins his one-year appointment ...

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New Arts Faculty chief at Macquarie

Professor Martina Mollering, Acting Executive Dean Faculty of Arts

Professor Martina Möllering has been appointed as the executive dean of Macquarie University’s Faculty of Arts. Macquarie University professor Bruce Dowton said he was delighted with the appointment. “Her many leadership roles at the university throughout her career, and her ...

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Fabb to lead Griffith’s LiveLab


Award-winning producer Richard Fabb has been appointed as the new creative director of Griffith Film School’s commercial student enterprise LiveLab. “To come into the film school with no academic background and be part of the industry yet within the university ...

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Glover to chair Universities Australia

Vice Chnacellor Barney Glover

University of Western Sydney vice-chancellor professor Barney Glover will take over from current Universities Australia chair Sandra Harding on May 19. Harding said Glover has “demonstrated a deep knowledge and executive leadership role in research and a passionate commitment to ...

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FedUni’s 1st chancellor gets 2nd term

Paul Hemming Dr

Federation University Australia has announced the reappointment of its chancellor Dr Paul Hemming to a second three-year term. Hemming was appointed chancellor of University Ballarat in 2012. When Ballarat joined with the Gippsland campus of Monash University last year to ...

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UTAS council adds long-time attorney


Practising lawyer and University of Tasmania alumnus Leanne Topfer has been appointed to the university’s governing council. Topfer, who previously served on the UTAS North-West Advisory Board between 2005 and 2012, graduated from the university’s bachelor of laws course in ...

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Indigenous education institute picks director

Robert Somerville

The Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education has appointed Robert Somerville as its new director. A Martu Aboriginal man from the Gascoyne Murchison region of Western Australia, Somerville spent four years at Edith Cowan University’s Kurongkurl Katitjin Centre for Indigenous ...

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