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UTAS names interim Underwood Centre chief

Professor Elaine Stratford has been appointed as interim director for the University of Tasmania’s Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment. This centre is designed to evaluate approaches to boosting the state’s educational outcomes, and works in partnership with the Tasmanian ...

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UniSA adds oncology expert

Professor Eva Bezak, one of Australia’s leading researchers in radiation oncology, has been appointed to University of South Australia’s division of health sciences. Bezak was recruited under the university’s 100 Professors Scheme, which aims to boost UniSA’s research and education ...

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Private trainers, unis praise incoming TEQSA chief

The appointment of Anthony McClaran as the new chief executive of the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) has been hailed by private training providers as “great news for the higher education sector”. Universities also welcomed the move and McClaran is ...

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Evocca names CEO, CFO

Craig White has joined the Evocca College executive leadership team as chief executive. This follows the decision of managing director Robert Gordon to step down and focus on his board position. The position of chief financial officer, which White holds, ...

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La Trobe extends VC’s contract

The La Trobe University Council has offered vice-chancellor professor John Dewar a contract for a second five-year term. Dewar, who is an internationally recognised family law specialist and researcher, said he is excited to have the opportunity. “La Trobe is a great and ...

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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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