Fellows of the Royal Society of NSW (A)

On this page are listed brief biographies of the following Fellows.
The recorded year references the date on which the Fellow joined the Society,
while the suffixed entry displays the Branch with which the Fellow is associated.

  • Christopher Abbott, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Chris Adam, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • David Adams, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Lisa Adkins, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
  • Peter Aggleton, Fellow (2017) : Overseas
  • Igor Aharonovich, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
  • John Aitken, Fellow (2014) : Hunter
  • Christine Alexander, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Rose Amal, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Lyndon Anderson, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Warwick Anderson, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Kaarin Anstey, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Paul Ashton, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Erik Aslaksen, Fellow (2013) : Sydney
  • Christopher Abbott, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    AM FRSN Hon DLitt (UoW) FCA
    Chairman, Asia Union Investments Pty Ltd

    Christopher Abbott has been a foundation stone in biotechnology and molecular genetics in Australia. He has stimulated growth in the biotechnology sector through his academic and financial support to young scientists.

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    Chris Adam, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    FRSN BEc(Hons) (UWA) MA (Harvard) PhD (Harvard)
    Emeritus Professor, Business School, UNSW (Sydney)

    Christopher Adam has built a successful professional career in university postgraduate business education, through teaching, research and institutional management at the highest levels at major universities in Australia and overseas.

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    David Adams, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (UNSW) FAHMS FAPS FTPS
    Distinguished Professor, and CEO and Executive Director, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong

    David Adams is internationally recognised as a leader in membrane physiology and neuroscience research related to the study of membrane receptor and ion channel function in pain pathways.

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    Lisa Adkins, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) Sussex PhD (Lancaster) FiDiPro
    Professor of Sociology and Interim Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney

    Lisa Adkins is a sociologist of international standing who is recognized for her research in economic sociology, social theory and feminist theory, recently on wealth inequalities in Australia.

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    Peter Aggleton, Fellow (2017) : Overseas
    FRSN MA (Oxon) MEd (Aberdeen) PhD (London) FASSA FAcSS
    Emeritus Scientia Professor, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney, UNSW (Sydney)

    Peter Aggleton is a leading social scientist in the field of policy studies, education and international health.

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    Igor Aharonovich, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Cum Laude) BA (Cum Laude) MSc (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology) PhD (Melb.) OpticaF
    Professor, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Technology Sydney

    Igor Aharonovich is an internationally recognised scientist who has made significant contributions to the research and development of nanoscale optics and photonics, especially to non classical quantum light sources for scalable quantum technologies

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    John Aitken, Fellow (2014) : Hunter
    FRSN FRSE BS (Hons) (London) MS (Cardiff) PhD (Cambridge) FAA FAHMS FSRB
    Distinguished Emeritus Laureate Professor, Priority Research Centre for Reproductive Science, University of Newcastle

    John Aitken is reproductive biologist, widely known for identifying oxidative stress as a significant contribution to infertility and its actions on human sperm function. He has also made substantial contributions to clinical practice translation in male reproductive health, notably the development of a new contraceptive vaccine.

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    Christine Alexander, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BA MA (Hons) PhD FAHA
    Emeritus Professor, School of Arts and Media, UNSW (Sydney)

    Christine Alexander is internationally recognised for her work on the Bronte sisters and has been instrumental in establishing the new literary genre of Juvenilia.

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    Rose Amal, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    AC FRSN B.E (Hons) PhD (UNSW) FAA FTSE HonIEAust, FIChemE
    Scientia Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW (Sydney)

    Rose Amal is an eminent chemical engineer through seminal contributions to photocatalysis applied to particle technology, to education as a researcher and academic, and to women in science as a role model and mentor.

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    Lyndon Anderson, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Kingston UK) MA (CSM) MTEM (Melb.) PhD (RMIT) FDIA
    Swayn Senior Fellow in Australian Design, National Museum of Australia, University of Canberra

    Lyndon Anderson is an experienced higher education administrator with more than 25 years of experience across product, technology and material design-based research, education and practice.

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    Warwick Anderson, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN BMedSc MB BS MS (Melbourne) MA PhD (Penn.) FAHA FASSA FAHMS
    Professor, Department of History and Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

    Warwick Anderson is a distinguished historian of science and medicine whose research focuses on the biomedical dimensions of racial thought, especially in colonial settings, and the globalisation of medicine and science. His influential formulation of the postcolonial studies of science and medicine has generated a new style of inquiry within science and technology studies.

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    Kaarin Anstey, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) (Sydney) PhD (Qld) FASSA, FHMS FGSA FAPS FAAG
    Scientia Professor and Director, Ageing Futures Institute, UNSW (Sydney)

    Kaarin Anstey is a world leader in cognitive ageing and dementia risk reduction, applying her research in the real world to inform clinicians, policy makers and the public.

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    Paul Ashton, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) DipEd PhD (Macq)
    Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney

    Paul Ashton is a leader in the field of Public and Australian History. His work has helped drive social justice agendas and he has been a role model for students of history.

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    Erik Aslaksen, Fellow (2013) : Sydney
    FRSN Dipl.-Ing (ETH) PhD (Lehigh) INCOSE
    Independent Researcher, Gumbooya Pty Ltd

    Erik Aslaksen is an engineer and physicist with over fifty years industry experience in microwave components, power electronics, quantum electronics, and telecommunications, gained in the US, Switzerland and Australia, and ranging from basic research to corporate management.

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