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Business leader appointed to UC Council


Leading business executive Joanne Metcalfe has been appointed to the University of Canberra Council by Andrew Barr, the ACT chief minister. Metcalfe is the ACT and Southern NSW operating centre manager for consulting services firm GHD and has experience in ...

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QUT prof joins science academy

Peter Bartlett2

Professor Peter Bartlett, from the Queensland University of Technology, has been named a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Each year, 20 fellows are elected to the academy for their achievements and excellence in science. Bartlett was appointed in ...

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Sandra Harding stayS as JCU VC

Sandra Harding

Professor Sandra Harding has been re-appointed James Cook University’s vice-chancellor and president through the end of 2021. Lieutenant-General John Grey, chancellor of JCU, said the university council recognised Harding’s strong leadership of the university and that she “is held in ...

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Griffith PICKS new Chancellor


Griffith University has welcomed Henry Smerdon as its new Chancellor following the retirement of Leneen Forde. With a long career in finance – including a stints in senior executive roles at both Queensland Treasury and the Queensland Investment Corporation – ...

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VU selects McGuinness fellow

Tony Birch

Dr Tony Birch will join Victoria University from July this year as the first recipient of the Dr Bruce McGuinness Indigenous Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The Bruce McGuinness Fellowship is named for one of Victoria’s most respected Aboriginal Elders and supports ...

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USYD’s Karl Kramer leaves music school

8.81 Dr Karl Kramer

The University of Sydney has announced professor Karl Kramer has resigned from his position as dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for personal and family reasons. Kramer was appointed dean in April 2012. His term was marked with more ...

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Inaugural UWS-CSIRO chair

Rosemary Leonard

The University of Western Sydney has announced professor Rosemary Leonard as the inaugural UWS-CSIRO joint chair in social capital and sustainability. Working in the UWS School of Social Sciences and Psychology and the Behavioural and Social Sciences Group at CSIRO, ...

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Productivity Commission veteran joins UTS

Mike Woods

Mike Woods, former deputy chair of the Productivity Commission, has joined the University of Technology, Sydney as a professor of health economics. Woods will be based in the Centre for Health Economic Research and Evaluation. Woods has had a long ...

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John Stanhope new Deakin chancellor

John Stanhope

Deakin University has announced the election of John Stanhope as its sixth chancellor, for a five-year term. Stanhope will take up his position on January 1, upon the retirement of current chancellor David Morgan. Stanhope has been a member of ...

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