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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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Visvader elected to Australian Academy of Science

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute breast cancer researcher Professor Jane Visvader has been selected to become a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. The fellowship recognises Visvaderʼs research over the past decade that has identified rare breast stem cells that ...

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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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Strategy expert for Flinders

Gill Troup, who has been deputy principal (strategy and performance) at the University of the West of Scotland for four years, has been appointed vice-president (strategy and planning) at Flinders University in South Australia. Troup has been hired to provide ...

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Wright takes DVC job

Curtin University has appointed  Professor Graeme Wright as deputy vice-chancellor, research and development. Wright began his career at Curtin in 1991 as a lecturer in spatial sciences, before obtaining his PhD in the same discipline in 2000. In 2004, he was ...

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Harvey joins UNSW

Dr Sam Harvey, has been appointed to the first dedicated clinical research post into workplace mental health in an Australian university. Harvey joins the University of New South Wales from the Institute of Psychiatry in London, one of Europe’s largest ...

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Tourism role for Bauer

International tourism expert Dr Thomas Bauer has become the first adjunct professor in sustainable tourism at CQUniversity. Bauer recently completed a 12-year posting as assistant professor in the school of hotel and tourism management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has ...

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Curtin psychology-speech post

Curtin University has appointed Professor Adrian North as its head of the school of psychology and speech pathology. North comes from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, where he was deputy head of the school of life sciences, and director of psychology education ...

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