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On the move – August-September

NEW SCIENCE DEAN FOR WSU Graciela Metternicht has joined WSU as its new Dean of the School of Science. Born and raised in Argentina, Metternicht will head west from UNSW Sydney where she is currently professor of Environmental Geography in ...

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On the move: June–July

DAVIS TOP PUBLIC SERVANT Former UniMelb VC Glynn Davis has taken on the position of secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Most recently the CEO of the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Davis has spent time at the head ...

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On the move: April-May

LA TROBE MEANS BUSINESS Professor Aron O’Cass is the new Dean of La Trobe University’s Business School. The world-renowned expert in marketing strategy, innovation and new product development, brand management and data analysis was previously head of the department of ...

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On the move – January

NASH NAMED IN NEW ROLE Former Nationals deputy leader Fiona Nash has been appointed Australia’s first Regional Education Commissioner. A senator for NSW between 2004 and 2017, Nash will be tasked with overseeing the implementation of the strategy to improve ...

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On the move | December

CHEERIO TO CHICHARO Professor Joe Chicharo OM has announced his retirement after nearly four decades at the University of Wollongong. Chicharo joined UOW in 1985 after a decade in the Illawarra steel industry as a trainee and then engineer. He ...

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On The Move | November

BENNETT GETS THE GONG Professor Sue Bennett is the University of Wollongong’s new executive dean of the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. Bennett has been acting executive dean since May this year, and brings nearly 30 years’ ...

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On the move | October

Professor Christopher Lawrence has been appointed the first Dean of Indigenous Engagement at Curtin University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering. In the role Lawrence, a proud Nyungar (Whadjuk and Ballardong) man, will help extend cultural understanding and open up career ...

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On the move | September

VILLE HARVARD-BOUND University of Wollongong Senior Professor Simon Ville will take up the Australian Studies Chair at Harvard University for the 2022–23 academic year. Ville said he was thrilled to learn he would take up the Chair, which has previously ...

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On the move | August

YOUNG INNOVATOR AT USC Professor Ross Young has joined USC as its new deputy vice-chancellor (Research and Innovation).Young was previously the executive dean of the Faculty of Health at QUT. He said he was keen to amplify the impact of ...

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