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Devlin moves to OUA

Open Universities Australia (OUA) has announced the appointment of Professor Marcia Devlin as its executive director of academic products and services. Devlin is currently the chair of higher education research at Deakin University, and is the director of Deakin’s higher ...

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Gadek heads JCU academic board

James Cook University has appointed Professor Paul Gadek to a further term as chairman of its academic board. Gadek was first appointed chairman in 2007, when it was a part-time position.  For the past six months he has acted as ...

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Marketing academic for La Trobe

The former University of Melbourne ANZ professor of strategic marketing, Dr Richard Speed, has joined La Trobe University as executive deputy dean in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law. Speed is an extensively published researcher in marketing. With a ...

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Sydney palliative care post

Professor Roderick MacLeod has been appointed senior staff specialist in palliative care by aged care provider HammondCare. MacLeod also becomes conjoint professor at the University of Sydney, based in the new clinical training centre at Pallister House at the provider’s ...

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VET researcher honoured

Professor Erica Smith of the University of Ballarat has been presented with the Berwyn Clayton Award for Distinguished Service at the recent annual conference of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association. The biennial award recognises the distinguished service ...

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Definitive coastal study

A James Cook University academic Dr Eric Wolanski has launched what is believed to be the world’s most comprehensive work on estuarine and coastal science. The collection of 12 books, Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science,  has more than 350 authors from ...

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Gold ‘foundation’ for new research

The University of Tasmania has secured $2.5 million from one of the world’s top gold producers as a foundation client of its new mineral research facility. Newcrest Mining Ltd and the university signed an agreement last week in which the ...

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Director for UQ mining centre

Dr Saleem Ali has been appointed the director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), at the University of Queensland (UQ). Named “Young Global Leader” at the World Economic Forum 2011, Ali is recognised for his research and ...

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Honorary doctorate for leading scientist

A world leader in the field of environmental sciences and technology was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of the Sunshine Coast last week. Professor Ian Lowe, was presented with the honorary award at USC’s Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday ...

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Luiten gets physics chair at Adelaide

Professor Andre Luiten will relocate from Western Australia to take up the chair of experimental physics at the University of Adelaide in February 2013, with support from a $1 million South Australian Research Fellowship. Luiten will bring with him a ...

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