Issue 4
28 May
Charles Darwin University


Welcome to E-news, Charles Darwin University’s news bulletin. Read on to learn about the exciting research conducted by graduands and Professorial Fellow Dr Alan Andersen, who has become the first Territorian to be elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Graduands Kiran McLaren, Gabrielle Hill and Sean Hartley

Grads shine at ceremonies

Graduands have tipped their mortarboards and crossed the stage as part of Charles Darwin University graduation ceremonies in Darwin.

The ceremonies have drawn to a close years of dedication to their chosen field of study and were an opportunity...


Other Top Stories

Dr Melanie Underwood has been working to analyse the causes of system failure

Nurse numbers key to preventable deaths

With more than 25,000 preventable deaths in hospitals around Australia each year, Dr Melanie Underwood has been working to analyse the causes of system failure, finding that nurse numbers are key.

As a nurse for eight years before becoming a...


Other Research News

Natalie Merida working with Dr Jim Lee on her quest to complete the New York Marathon

Expert to help runner on miracle journey to New York

An exercise and sports science expert is helping prepare a Northern Territory amateur runner hoping to be an “everyday hero” in the lead up to the New York Marathon later this year.

Charles Darwin University lecturer Jim Lee who has run a...


Other Community News

Business Development and Operations Manager Kelly McCarthy

Former US law maker drumming up business for CDU

A former US law maker who also served in the United States Air Force has been appointed to a newly created strategic business role at Charles Darwin University in Alice Springs.

Kelly McCarthy had been a member of the Montana House of Representatives...


Other Staff News

Luke Unwin has his eyes set on a medal

Best of best to compete at WorldSkills

Three Charles Darwin University students are among a team of six from the Northern Territory that will vie for gold at the WorldSkills National Championships in Sydney.

More than 500 of Australia’s best apprentices and tradespeople will compete...


Other Students News

Jessica Daniels and Sherryn Killmister from Group Training NT
Australian Apprenticeships Support Network Assistant Manager Lee Frappe, Cummins apprentice (award winner) Thomas Mitchell, Service Manager Troy Hosking, Apprentice Program Manager Suzy Grdosic
VET Executive Officer Barbara Cram, Head of School  - Trades Roy Brandner and PVC VET Christine Robertson
Andres Hoffman and award winner Savanne Canobie

Trades Awards Night

Nineteen high achieving apprentice or trainee tradies have been acknowledged for excellence at a prize ceremony that showcased the diversity and talent among students in the School of Trades. Images by Rohan Badenhop and David Cook.


Warling (Young Initiate), Warrangin (Ceremonial) Law Man, Gujingga (Law Man)

Warling (Young Initiate), Warrangin (Ceremonial) Law Man, Gujingga (Law Man)

Yidumduma Bill Harney, Natural pigments and feathers on wood, 2012, Courtesy Ross Bonthorne

Exhibiting Yidumduma Bill Harney: Bush Professor, 31 May – 21 July, CDU Art Gallery


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