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UQ tech institute picks director

Professor Alan Rowan has been appointed director for the University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN). Rowan has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles with more than 12,000 citations. He expressed his enthusiasm for his new role ...

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Griffith names business school PVC

Professor David Grant has been appointed pro vice-chancellor for the business school at Griffith University. Grant is currently the senior deputy dean at the University of New South Wales Business School. Prior to that, he was co-dean of the University ...

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New fishery research head at Bond

Bond University will welcome Dr Daryl McPhee as the new director of the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC). McPhee will help guide the research and investment efforts of the FRDC and play a role in investing producer and taxpayer ...

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USQ VC to lead regional uni group

University of Southern Queensland vice-chancellor Jan Thomas has been named the new chair of the Regional Universities Network (RUN). Thomas, who will replace Southern Cross University vice-chancellor professor Peter Lee, said she was looking forward to her new role. “I’m ...

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FedUni VC to retire

Federation University Australia vice-chancellor professor David Battersby has announced that he will retire in the second half of 2016. Battersby was appointed vice-chancellor in 2006. “My decade as vice-chancellor has been the highlight of my academic career, which has spanned ...

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Melbourne adds VC’s fellow

The University of Melbourne has named Noel Pearson a vice-chancellor’s fellow. Coming from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hope Vale, Pearson has for decades advanced native title reform and economic development and social policy for the people of Cape York Peninsula. “I am ...

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Curtin Public Health School picks chief

Professor Rachel Huxley has been appointed Curtin University’s new head of the School of Public Health. Huxley joins Curtin after her appointment as chair of epidemiology at the University of Queensland. Professor Michael Berndt, Curtin pro-vice chancellor of health sciences, says Huxley is ...

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Tourism giant joins Griffith University

Paul Donovan, a prominent Gold Coast tourism figure, has been recruited as an adjunct professor at Griffith University’s Institute for Tourism. Donovan is the executive general manager of business development and marketing for Queensland airports, and was also the chief executive of Gold Coast airports ...

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ANU prof joins economics society

Professor Rabee Tourky, director of the Australian National University’s Research School of Economics and Trevor Swan chair, has been named a fellow in the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory. The society is one of the largest and most ...

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CSU student elected NAPSA president

A Charles Sturt University pharmacy student has been elected to head the National Australia Pharmacy Students Association. Eleanna Ballis, who is studying a bachelor of pharmacy degree at CSU’s Wagga Wagga campus, was elected president of the peak body at ...

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