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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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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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Kofman to head Melbourne business faculty

Professor Paul Kofman is to become the new dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. Currently deputy dean and professor of finance, Kofman, succeeds Professor Margaret Abernethy as faculty dean. Abernethy has stepped down ...

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Nursing college appoints new CEO

Adjunct Professor Debra Thoms FRCNA FCN has been appointed the inaugural chief executive officer of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN). Thoms is a registered nurse and midwife with wide experience across the health system. She has held positions in ...

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UWA scientists join search for new minerals

Three leading scientists from the University of Western Australia have joined a global first scientific Cluster to assist industry in accelerating the search for new minerals. The CSIRO Organic Geochemistry of Mineral Systems Cluster was launched recently to bring geochemistry ...

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Adelaide researchers win DART grants

Five University of Adelaide researchers have won funding for new research projects on one of Australia’s biggest health problems, diabetes. The 2012 Diabetes Australia Research Trust (DART) awards held recently saw more than $2.8 million in diabetes research grants presented to ...

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