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UNSW adds CFO from Deakin

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UNSW has named Andrew Walters as vice-president and chief financial officer. Walters, who is CFO at Deakin University, will step into the role in August. His portfolio will include finance, facilities management and IT services. “Andrew will be leading our ...

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New Torrens PVC noted innovator

Hurriyet Babacan

Torrens University Australia has appointed professor Hurriyet Babacan its new pro vice-chancellor. In the dual academic and research role, Turkey native Babacan will be responsible for the launch and development of programs and innovative teaching, and for enhancing the university’s ...

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New MHIQ boss health leader


The newly appointed director of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, professor Sheena Reilly, will start in June. Reilly is associate director of clinical and public health at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and professor of speech pathology at the University of Melbourne. Her ...

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Edith Cowan VC starts

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Edith Cowan University has welcomed a new vice-chancellor and president. Professor Steve Chapman joins ECU from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, where he was vice-chancellor and principal from 2009. He says it’s an “honour and a privilege” to be the university’s ...

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Yates joins UTAS science faculty


Professor Brian Yates has been named the University of Tasmania’s new dean of the faculty of science, engineering and technology. Yates has been the executive director at the Australian Research Council since 2013. He oversaw the grant awarding processes as ...

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Bond names Indigenous health lead

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Bond University has appointed associate professor Shannon Springer as its academic lead for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Springer, a prominent Aboriginal doctor, will oversee the university’s Indigenous health curriculum, develop clinical placement opportunities and engage with the Indigenous ...

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NHMRC selects new CEO

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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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