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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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Deakin appoints new Pro Vice-Chancellor

Deakin University has appointed Professor Trevor Day as pro vice-chancellor to lead its Faculty of Science and Technology.  He will be based at the university’s Geelong Waurn Ponds campus.  Day moved to Deakin from the University of Newcastle where he ...

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World recognition for Daube

Professor Mike Daube was presented the 2012 Luther L Terry Award for Distinguished Career at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health conference in Singapore recently. The awards honour outstanding leadership and accomplishment. Daube is professor of health policy ...

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New chair and deputy chair for English Australia

Chris Wallis, director of Swinburne College, has been appointed chair of English Australia. She will work with Marc Weedon‐Newstead, principal/group executive of the UNSW Institute of Languages, who takes on the role of deputy chair. Sue Blundell, executive director of ...

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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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Beynon to be engineering head at UA

The University of Adelaide has announced the appointment of Professor John Beynon as executive dean, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. Beynon will take over the position from Professor Peter Dowd who led the Faculty since July 2004 and ...

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JCU professor wins Heineken Prize

William Laurance, a Distinguished Professor and Australian Laureate at James Cook University in Cairns is to receive the 2012 Heineken Prize for Environmental Science. The Heineken Prizes are among the largest awards in the sciences, presented biennially for medicine, history, ...

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New advisory board for RMIT Business College

RMIT’s College of Business has announced an industry advisory board which includes Telstra chief information officer, Patrick Eltridge, and Graham Hodges, deputy CEO, ANZ Bank as well as Gerhard Vorster, chief strategy officer, Deloitte. Vorster will chair the inaugural board. ...

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UQ appointees to ARC College

Two University of Queensland professors at the Institute for Social Science Research have been appointed to the Australian Research Council College (formerly known as College of Experts).  The new appointees are Professors Janeen Baxter and Brian Head.  The ARC College ...

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