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Iain Martin, cur­rently vice-chan­cel­lor of Anglia Ruskin Uni­ver­sity, will re­turn to Aus­tralia to lead Deakin Uni­ver­sity. Pro­fes­sor Martin will re­place Jane den Hol­lan­der as head of the Vic­to­ria in­sti­tu­tion in May. The sur­geon, who be­gan his aca­demic ca­reer at the Uni­ver­sity of Leeds be­fore mov­ing to the Uni­ver­sity of Auck­land and then the Uni­ver­sity of New South Wales, de­scribed Deakin as an “out­stand­ing ex­em­plar of a uni­ver­sity that has de­liv­ered re­gional rel­e­vance, global link­ages, re­search ex­cel­lence and…a very strong ed­u­ca­tional port­fo­lio that blends the best of cam­pus and dig­i­tal de­liv­ery into a highly sup­port­ive ed­u­ca­tional ecosys­tem”.

A new UK med­i­cal school, a part­ner­ship be­tween the uni­ver­si­ties of Not­ting­ham and Lin­coln, has ap­pointed its first as­so­ciate dean. Daniel McLaugh­lin, cur­rently aca­demic di­rec­tor of un­der­grad­u­ate medicine at New­cas­tle Uni­ver­sity, will lead the Uni­ver­sity of Not­ting­ham Lin­coln Med­i­cal School as it pre­pares to wel­come its first un­der­grad­u­ates in Septem­ber 2019. Pro­fes­sor McLaugh­lin said that he was “hon­oured to have the op­por­tu­nity to lead the devel­op­ment of…a project that will have a ma­jor pos­i­tive im­pact on the health and well-be­ing of the peo­ple of Lin­colnshire”.

Sharon El­lis has been ap­pointed the new di­rec­tor of re­search ser­vices at Queen Mary Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don. Dr El­lis will join the east Lon­don in­sti­tu­tion next month from the De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­trial Strat­egy, where she is di­rec­tor of in­ter­na­tional science and in­no­va­tion.

Den­nis McDermott has been named pro vice-chan­cel­lor (indige­nous) at La Trobe Uni­ver­sity. He is cur­rently di­rec­tor of the Poche Cen­tres for Indige­nous Health and Well­be­ing at Flin­ders Uni­ver­sity.

Ge­off Day has been ap­pointed di­rec­tor of mar­ket­ing and ex­ter­nal re­la­tions at Ed­in­burgh Napier Uni­ver­sity. He has pre­vi­ously run his own PR agency in New York, where he was also di­rec­tor of com­mu­ni­ca­tions at Mercedes-Benz USA.

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