WA News Beneath the Drapes July 2008
July 2008
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Leah Williams has left the position of Marketing, Membership, and Events Officer of the RACGP WA Faculty to travel abroad. She is replaced by Abby Roberts, who has returned from working in the UK and has a background in marketing, PR, and management.

Ear Science Institute Australia has promoted Dr Brett Robertson from Manager Clinical Services to General Manager.

Nobel Laureate Prof Barry Marshall, currently working at UWA, has been elected into the prestigious US National Academy of Sciences. The Academy boasts only a handful of Australians amongst its 2000 members and 390 foreign associates.

Former WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief John Langoulant has been appointed chairman of the Telethon Institute of Child Health Research after Kevin Campbell stepped down following fourteen years of service in the job.

Phillip McLeod has been named Company Secretary of Solbec Pharmaceuticals in the wake of John Sendziuk's departure.

Tim Lo has been appointed as Residential Care Manager, Services for Younger People at Brightwater Care Group (based at Brightwater Marangaroo) Tim is a qualified occupational therapist who has a degree in healthcare management.

Respiratory Research Fellow at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Dr Jonathan Williamson has won an Australian Society for Medical Research Award for the world first use of a new laser-based imaging technique to guide the treatment of lung disease.

St John of God Hospital Subiaco Clinical Nurse Consultant Sam Gibson has won the National 'Hesta Nurse of the Year' award.

Prof Fiona Stanley and Dr Ron Edwards have been chosen to select WA on the Australian Social Inclusion Board, formed by the federal government to advise on work, education, and community engagement issues.

Prof Celia Hammond has been appointed as The University of Notre Dame's third Vice Chancellor, replacing Acting Chancellor Dr Michael Quinlan.

Mr Michael Perrott AM of Applecross was named in the Queen's Birthday honours for his service to the community through support for a range of mental health and suicide prevention organisations.