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Curtin School of Mines selects deputy chief

Dr Sam Spearing has been appointed deputy director of the Curtin Western Australian School of Mines. “As deputy director, I would like to help grow research and international collaborations with the Curtin WA School of Mines whilst maintaining the proud ...

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USQ names head of library services

The University of Southern Queensland will have a new director of library services as of July 20. USQ research librarian Carmel O’Sullivan will take on the role, an appointment that pro vice-chancellor professor Helen Partridge said signalled the dynamic landscape ...

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Macquarie prof to lead think tank

A Macquarie University economics professor has been appointed chairman of the scientific board of the Forum d’Avignon – a French think tank dedicated to strengthening the link between culture and economy. David Throsby, who is internationally renowned as one of ...

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Bond adds new chair in biology

Professor Helen O’Neill has been named the chair of immunology and stem cell biology at Bond University. The newly created position is part of a plan to expand the university’s medical research expertise. O’Neill, who has worked in medical research ...

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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

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

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

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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