University News

Appointments

Winthrop Professor Sharon Parker

UWA Professor elected fellow of social sciences academy

Monday, 15 September 2014

The UWA Business School's Winthrop Professor Sharon Parker has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Professor Jacqueline Batley

Australian agriculture builds on world expertise

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

One of the world’s leading institutes for agricultural research has just added another international expert to its stable of scientists working to breed more resilient crops and increase Australia’s primary industry competitiveness.

Renae Barker

Renae Barker Joins The Centre for Muslim States and Societies, UWA, as Honorary Research Fellow

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Ms Renae Barker, Lecturer in law at the University of Western Australia's Law School, has been appointed Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Muslim States and Societies at UWA.  

Ms Barker's appointment links the Centre for Muslim States and Societies to the Faculty of Law, reinforcing the University's research culture across all disciplines.  

Professor Kent Anderson

New UWA Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Community and Engagement

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A Professor of Law who grew up in Alaska and speaks Japanese has been appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Community and Engagement) at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Erika Techera

New Dean of Law School appointed

Friday, 20 June 2014

Following an extensive international search, Winthrop Professor Erika Techera has been appointed as The University of Western Australia's Dean of Law.

Assistant Professor Gerardine Neylon at her desk

Introducing Ger

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Dr Gerardine Neylon has recently been appointed Assistant Professor in Early Childhood in the Faculty of Education. Ger hails from Ireland and completed her PhD at the University of Limerick. She is an expert in early childhood policy and pedagogy, with a special interest in the continued professional development of child care workers and the development of services for children aged 0 to 5 years. Her experience will guide the Faculty’s development of Early Childhood education and care to meet the ACECQA national standards for initial teacher education.

Chief Scientist of WA Professor Peter Klinken.

Peter Klinken appointed new Chief Scientist of WA

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett today announced the appointment of The University of Western Australia's Professor Peter Klinken as the new Chief Scientist of Western Australia, the third UWA researcher to be appointed to the role.

Meysam Banimahd

Senior geotechnical engineer at Woodside Energy has been appointed as an Adjunct Research Fellow

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Dr Meysam Banimahd, PhD CEng, Senior Geotechnical Engineer at Woodside Energy, has been appointed as an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS).  Meysam is currently working with Professors Susan Gourvenec and Conleth O'Loughlin and PhD student Dimitra Zografou to optimize cyclic load design methods for offshore geotechnical systems.  Dr Banimahd will bring his industry, technical and theoretical expertise to COFS which will benefit a range of research projects and teaching.

Deidre Willmott, Liz Constable and Lisa Scaffidi

Leading WA women join Perth USAsia Centre Board

Friday, 2 May 2014

Three prominent West Australian women have been appointed to the board of the Perth USAsia Centre, based at The University of Western Australia.

Ms Tammy Solonec

Indigenous lawyer a champion for the vulnerable and disadvantaged

Friday, 2 May 2014

An Indigenous law graduate of The University of Western Australia has been appointed as the new Indigenous Peoples' Rights Manager at Amnesty International.