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Recent appointments: Leah Armstrong as Director, Wollotuka Institute – University of Newcastle, Australia

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Leah Armstrong is confirmed as the next Director of Wollotuka Institute. Leah Armstrong brings to the role professional experience developed over the past 22 years in the Indigenous community in economic development, governance and reconciliation fields.Her management experience includes CEO of Reconciliation Australia and Executive Director of Yarnteen. She has had board roles at a variety of organisations in education, government, corporate and community sectors, these include: o Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council o Chairperson – NSW Aboriginal Housing Office o Chairperson – Federal Indigenous Business Policy Advisory Group o Member – National Policy Commission on Indigenous Housing o Advisor – Macquarie…

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Schizophrenia Research Group Leader – NeuRA Discovery Fund Appointment

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Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), is one of the largest independent centres of research on the brain and nervous system in Australia, based in Sydney. Recognised as an international leader, NeuRA is changing the face of research into diseases and disorders of the brain and nervous system. NeuRA hosts a dynamic, large and diverse group of neuroscientists, clinicians and research leaders who are united by a goal of excellence in research that is translated into benefits to improve people’s lives. The Institute hosts over 300 staff and students in 33 research groups across five broad themes. Staff work in a world-class…

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Recent appointment: Paula Jones as Director Research and Innovation, University of Newcastle

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Welcome Dr Paula Jones, commencing as the Director of Research and Innovation. Dr Jones’s professional experience includes working for over 15 years in international, national and industry research and development.  This has included roles as General Manager R&D Investment and then Chief Operating Officer with the Cotton Catchment Communities CRC (Cotton CRC), Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, National Research and Bid Manager at integratedliving and an Australian Project Representative with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).  Dr Jones was recognised for excellence in research management in 2012 when she was awarded the Australian Cotton Industry Researcher of the Year….

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Recent appointments: Dean of Engineering and Science

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Professor Farzad Khosrowshahi takes up the position of Dean at Victoria University, moving from Leeds Beckett University where he has been serving as Dean of the School of Built Environment and Engineering. The College of Engineering and Science at Victoria University is distinguished by a practical curricula and external commitments to community and industry. The College is a research leader in the University, and region. Its strengths were recognised in the latest national research quality assessment exercise, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). In the ERA 2015 Victoria University achieved outcomes of: ♣ well above world standing (rating 5) in electrical and…

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Recent appointments: Dean of Arts and Education at Victoria University

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Congratulations to Professor Rob Strathdee on the recent appointment to this role. Professor Strathdee’s research draws upon critical theories of the relationship between education, employment and the re/production of inequality. He brings extensive academic leadership experience to the role, from Australia and New Zealand. About Victoria University The University’s value proposition is to be a great university of the twenty first century by being inclusive and enabling students to ‘beat the odds’ and achieve beyond expectations in completions and employment. The University aims to be known as a champion of its heartland and for transforming communities. The new Dean comes in…

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Recent appointment: Senior Policy Advisor and Project Manager @westernsydneyu

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Congratulations to Simon French on his recent appointment and commencement in this role. Western Sydney University (westernsydney.edu.au) is a major urban university spread over six campuses in Greater Western Sydney; a region of great opportunity, multicultural diversity, challenge and economic growth – in one of the world’s great cities. The University is culturally diverse and has approximately 3,000 staff and over 40,000 students. Senior Policy Advisor and Project Manager The position of Senior Policy Advisor and Project Manager provides high level policy advice and project management support to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Academic) to achieve the Division’s objectives…

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Recently appointed: Dean, College of Law and Justice

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Offer accepted, to be announced soon About Victoria University The University’s value proposition is to be a great university of the twenty first century by being inclusive and enabling students to ‘beat the odds’ and achieve beyond expectations in completions and employment. The University aims to be known as a champion of its heartland and for transforming communities. About the College of Law and Justice The College has an enviable City Queen Campus located right in the legal precinct. There is potential to build and grow links with the law and justice community, and to adapt the College to ensuring…

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Recently appointed: Professor of Innovation in Schooling

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The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) is committed to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact. The Faculty of Arts and Education is key to realising this commitment as part of the University’s NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025. These newly created positions are part of a strategic investment to pursue an ambitious agenda: to harness the capacity of the University’s world class research in order to foster innovation and entrepreneurship across its regions and contribute to social and economic resilience and growth. About the Professor of Innovation in…

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Recently appointed: Paul Egglestone as Head of School, School of Creative Industries, UON

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Professor Paul Egglestone joins the University of Newcastle to lead UON’s new School of Creative Industries. He brings an extensive background in television and digital media production and a passion for collaborating across disciplines to connect students and researchers with industry – and each other –  nationally and internationally. Paul was formerly the Director of Research and Innovation in the College of Culture and the Creative Industries at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) where he holds a chair in Digital and Creative Technologies. As a passionate, award winning researcher, Paul has won large grants from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research…

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Recently appointed: leaders in bioinformatics at University of Auckland

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Congratulations to Professor Anthony Poole and Associate Professor Nicole Cloonan on their recent appointments to lead bioinformatics and act as the interface between biologists and data, within the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) at the University of Auckland. The University recognises that the future of biology will be determined by big data, and that future leaders in the field are finding answers to complex problems, problems faced by researchers as well as by society, by applying biological knowledge to data. SBS is ranked in the top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015). School members conduct research across…

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