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Recent appointments: Dean (Education), College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University

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Professor Debra Bateman has been appointed Dean (Education) of the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University. She will take up the position this month on November 25, 2019. Welcoming the appointment, Flinders Vice-President and Executive Dean Professor Mike Kyrios said Professor Bateman’s outstanding record at RMIT and Deakin University, and leading academic endeavours in the field of education, social work, human services and social sciences, ideally qualify her to join the College leadership team. Professor Bateman brings a sustained track record of success and commitment in areas of Teacher Education, Curriculum Policy and Tertiary Education Leadership (Higher…

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Recent appointments: Head of School, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

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Congratulations to Professor Julian Epps on his appointment as the Head of School, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at UNSW. Professor Epps was previously Deputy Head of School (Education), School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications and a Professor in Signal Processing at UNSW. ABOUT THE ROLE UNSW is currently seeking a new Head who is energetic, visionary and ambitious to collaboratively build future excellence for the School. The appointee will ideally be an outstanding researcher in one or more of the School’s key research disciplines. The role requires a leader who can strategically drive academic excellence in research and…

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Dean (Research), Matthew Flinders Fellow, College of HASS

Recent appointments: Dean (Research), College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences & Matthew Flinders Fellow

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Congratulations to Penelope Edmonds. She joins from University of Tasmania, where she was Associate Professor in History and Classics in the School of Humanities. She is a recent Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2012-2017). Penny has qualifications in history and heritage studies, and has taught in the Australian, Pacific, imperial and postcolonial, museum and public history areas. ABOUT THE APPOINTMENT The Dean (Research), College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is an active research leader who provides strategic guidance and direction to advance the pursuit of high quality academic research activity within the College, leads improvements in the quality and…

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Recent appointments: Head, School of Earth, Atmospheric & Life Sciences, University of Wollongong

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Congratulations to Guang Shi, currently an Alfred Deakin Professor and personal chair of Palaeontology at Deakin University, where he has previously served as Head of School. Professor Shi’s own research investigates marine invertebrate fossils to explore environmental change through geological time, and he has published widely in areas of geology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, palaeontology and biogeography. Professor Shi will be moving to the University of Wollongong in early 2019, to take up the position of Head of the new School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences. The School’s academic community includes archaeology, atmospheric chemistry, earth surface processes, ecology, ecotoxicology, environmental sciences, geology,…

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Recent appointments: Head of School in sciences at University of Wollongong

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Congratulations to Professor Helen Blanchard on her appointment as the Head of School, School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience at the University of Wollongong. Professor Blanchard was previously Director of Higher Degree Research, Sciences and a Professor of Structural Biology as well as Research Group Leader at the Institute for Glycomics at Griffith University. The Role These founding Head of School will cultivate dynamic collaborative environments to foster excellence and innovation in research, teaching and learning across all discipline areas of their School. Working collaboratively with colleagues, they will lead the future directions of their School by enabling academic staff…

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Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research, Development and Industry)

Recent appointments: Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Research, Development and Industry)

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Congratulations to Professor Heather Cavanagh on her appointment as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research, Development and Industry) at Charles Sturt University. Professor Cavanagh was previously Pro Vice Chancellor, Global Engagement (Research and Partnerships) & Professor at Charles Sturt University. About the Position Charles Sturt University is seeking a leader who can steward the development of collaborative connections between CSU and industry, end-users and stakeholders to strengthen and expand the research agenda. They will seek closer strategic partnerships based on the internationally competitive nature and relevance of CSU research and the opportunity to provide Higher Degree by Research students with…

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Recent appointments: Director of the UNSW Defence Research Institute

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Congratulations to Vice-Admiral Paul Maddison on his appointment as the Director of the Defence Research Institute at UNSW Canberra. Vice-Admiral Maddison was previously the High Commissioner to Australia for the Canadian Government, and former Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy.   Through the UNSW Defence Research Institute, UNSW aspires to be known internationally for its broad based defence research, with domains of excellence based on specific cross-disciplinary applications such as space, cyber security, systems engineering, logistics, defence-related public-sector management, and conflict studies. The Director is responsible for translating this vision into reality. The inaugural Director will foster Defence research and…

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Massey CIO

CIO at Massey – New Zealand’s defining university

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Transform IT capability at New Zealand’s defining university With a distinctive mix of campus-based, distance and international teaching, and a proud 80-year tradition of academic excellence, Massey University is committed to innovation. The university boasts nearly 18,000 students enrolled on three main campuses in New Zealand, and approximately 17,000 national and worldwide distance learning (extramural) students. Its forward-thinking spirit, research-led teaching, and cutting-edge discoveries make Massey New Zealand’s defining university. Tiriti-led, Massey is upholding Tiriti o Waitangi principles through the University’s practice.   About the role The Chief Information Officer (CIO) leads an enthusiastic team of 170 FTE staff to…

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Western Sydney University

Recent appointments: University Librarian – Western Sydney University

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Congratulations to Pete Maggs who joins Western from Lancaster University, where he was Director of Library Services. Lancaster University Library came first in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017. Pete brings to Australia extensive higher education library experience from the United Kingdom, including roles as Deputy Librarian at Durham (2011-2015), Academic Development Librarian at UWE (2010-2011), Faculty Librarian at Newcastle U (2001-2009), Subject Librarian at Exeter (1995-2001) and Assistant Librarian at University of Southhampton. About the role As the library for Western Sydney University (WSU), Western Library has a worldwide reputation for leadership in information, spaces, collections and…

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Recent appointments: Professor of Education (Schooling, Innovation and Educational Technologies)

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Congratulations to Professor Peter Twining, who joins University of Newcastle from the Open University UK, where he was Professor of Education (Futures) since 2013. Previous roles at the OU include, Head of the Department of Education,  Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology, and Associate Dean Research and Scholarship. Career highlights include being awarded the Times Higher Education ‘Outstanding ICT Initiative’ for his work on virtual worlds, and being awarded government funding for large scale projects to enhance digital technology strategies in schools. About the role The University of Newcastle School of Education is seeking a…

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