University News

Appointments

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.

Professor Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith appointed as Winthrop Professor of Law at UWA

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Former foreign affairs and defence minister Stephen Smith has returned to scholarship at The University of Western Australia as Winthrop Professor of International Law.

Winthrop Professor Geoff Laurent

New directions for the Lung Institute of WA

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Lung Institute of WA's Annual General Meeting had historic significance with guest speaker Winthrop Professor Geoff Laurent of The University of Western Australia meeting members for the first time in his capacity as director.

Microfossil

Palynology professor to help revive vital science

Monday, 7 April 2014

The University of Western Australia, Chevron and Woodside will launch an international search for an expert who can breathe new life into the discipline of palynology in WA.

Andrew Smith, Country Chair of Shell Australia

Head of Shell Australia appointed to UWA Business School Board

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Andrew Smith, Country Chair of Shell Australia has been appointed to the Board of The University of Western Australia's Business School.