Fellows of the Royal Society of NSW (H)

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.

  • Trevor Hambley, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Suzanne Hand, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Alex Harrison, Fellow (2018) : Hunter
  • Medy Hassan, Fellow (2019) : Interstate
  • Paul Heather, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Donald Hector, Fellow (2008) : Sydney
  • Gernot Heiser, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
  • Graham Hellestrand, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Bruce Henry, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
  • Richard Henry, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Yves Hernot, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Jan Herrmann, Fellow (2009) : Sydney
  • Robert Hewitt, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Adrian Hibberd, Fellow (2018) : Hunter
  • Brynn Hibbert, Fellow (2009) : Sydney
  • Ian Hickie, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • John Hilton, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Jonathan Hirst, Fellow (2019) : Hunter
  • Simon Ho, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Deb Hodgson, Fellow (2017) : Hunter
  • Mark Hoffman, Fellow (2017) : Hunter
  • Carolyn Hogg, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Eddie Holmes, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Martin Holt, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Tony Hulbert, Fellow (2021) : Southern Highlands
  • Herbert Huppert, Fellow (2018) : Overseas
  • David Hush, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Julia Hush, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Pat Hutchings, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Belinda Hutchinson, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Trevor Hambley, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (WA) PhD (Adelaide) FAA FRACI
    Emeritus Professor, Chemistry, University of Sydney

    Trevor Hambley is a distinguished chemist, best known for his research in bioinorganic chemistry, crystallography, and molecular mechanics research, and also a senior administrator in the higher-education sector.

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    Suzanne Hand, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc Hons, PhD FRZS
    Emeritus Professor, Earth and Sustainability Science Research Centre, UNSW (Sydney)

    Suzanne Hand is a distinguished vertebrate palaeontologist and mammalogist, and the author of more than 90 new Australian mammal taxa.

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    Alex Harrison, Fellow (2018) : Hunter
    FRSN BA (Hons) (Macq.) BE (UTS) MSc (Macq.) PhD (Newcastle)
    Conjoint Professor, School of Engineering, University of Newcastle

    Alexander Harrison has made internationally-recognised contributions to the engineering profession through the advancement of science, technology and industrial consulting in the field of bulk-materials handling associated with resources and mineral production.

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    Medy Hassan, Fellow (2019) : Interstate
    OAM FRSN BArch Hons (RMIT) BAppSc (Canberra) FAIB
    Managing Director and CEO, Haus Holdings Pty Ltd

    Medy Hassan is a businessman of exceptional repute. ,Working with universities in Australia and overseas, he has successfully married "blue-sky research" with commercial funding within NSW, this country, and abroad.

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    Paul Heather, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    AM FRSN MProjMgt (Newcastle) FAIB
    Adjunct Professor, Central Queensland University
    Head, Construction Compliance, ALAND

    Paul Heather is a leading construction practitioner and educator who has played a critical role in the leadership of the building profession, the training of the leadership Corps of the RAE, and ensuring the continuance of artisan skills in the trades.

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    Donald Hector, Fellow (2008) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BE (Chem) PhD (Syd) FIChemE FIEAust FAICD
    Principal, Grassick SSG Pty Ltd

    Donald Hector is an Australian chemical engineer and company director who has served in executive management roles in major Australian and international corporations. He is a former President of the Royal Society of NSW.

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    Gernot Heiser, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Freiburg) MSc (Brock) DrScTech (ETH) FTSE FACM FIEEE
    Professor, School of Computer Science Engineering, UNSW (Sydney)

    Gernot Heiser has made ground-breaking contributions to the security and safety of computer systems through the application of mathematical proof techniques to real-world operating systems.

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    Graham Hellestrand, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc PhD MBA (UNSW) MBA (Sydney) FIEE FIEAust CPEng
    Emeritus Professor, UNSW (Sydney)
    CEO, Embedded Systems Technology Inc. (USA) and Embedded Systems Technology Intl Pty Ltd (AU)

    Graham Hellestrand has carried out high-performance simulations of large-scale distributed systems. He is Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of the US-Australia based start-up, Embedded Systems Technology, and other companies.

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    Bruce Henry, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (UNSW) FAIP FAustMS
    Emeritus Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW

    Bruce Henry has an international research reputation in nonlinear and statistical science and as a leader in tertiary mathematics education. He has co-led the introduction of new teaching programs in Data Science.

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    Richard Henry, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    AM FRSN MB BS (Hons) (Sydney) DipClinEpi MD (Newcastle) Hon DUniv (UNSW) FRACP
    Consultant in Health and Higher Education
    Emeritus Professor, UNSW (Sydney)

    Richard Henry is an academic paediatrician with a significant career in university and hospital leadership.

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    Yves Hernot, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    KONM (France) FRSN ENSBA (Paris) - LAFA
    Philanthropist and Patron of the Arts

    Yves Hernot is a photographic artist, art curator and auctioneer, and major patron of art. He has contributed to and supports French and Australian culture in Australia and vice versa Australia in France.

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    Jan Herrmann, Fellow (2009) : Sydney
    FRSN
    General Manager, Department of Physical Metrology, National Measurement Institute

    Jan Herrmann is a leader in the field of physical metrology, overseeing a branch that delivers world-class measurement standards, expert advice, and services for industry, research, and government.

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    Robert Hewitt, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (Sydney) FAIP FASA
    Honorary Associate Professor, School of Physics, University of Sydney

    Robert Hewitt has served Australian Physics and Higher Education for more than fifty years. He has worked on theoretical problems of reactions in matter particularly associated with space.

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    Adrian Hibberd, Fellow (2018) : Hunter
    AM FRSN MB BS BMedSci (Melb) MD (Dist) (Otago) FRACS FACS
    Conjoint Professor of Surgery, University of Newcastle NSW
    Emeritus Consultant in Transplantation, Newcastle Transplant Unit, John Hunter Hospital

    Adrian Hibberd has made reforming contributions in organ donation and renal transplantation in Australia and internationally. He has made contributions to transplant immunology including a novel immunosuppressive drug and cancer analyses.

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    Brynn Hibbert, Fellow (2009) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (KCL) FRACI FRSC
    Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, UNSW (Sydney)

    Brynn Hibbert, a former President of the RSNSW, is an academic chemist known for his work on metrology in chemistry, and the analysis of drugs of abuse in human and equine sport.

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    Ian Hickie, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    AM FRSN MB BS MD (UNSW) FASSA FAHMS FRANZCP
    Professor and Co-Director, Health and Policy, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney

    Through his clinical research and contributions to public policy, Ian Hickie's work has led to significant improvements in the lives of those directly affected by major mood and depressive disorders.

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    John Hilton, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    RFD FRSN MB ChB (St Andrews) FRCPA FFLM RFD
    Forensic Pathologist (Retired)

    John Hilton is an internationally known forensic pathologist, who is prominent in research into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. He led teams investigating the Bali bombings, human rights in East Timor and the Victorian bushfires.

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    Jonathan Hirst, Fellow (2019) : Hunter
    FRSN PhD (Monash)
    Professor of Pharmacology, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Newcastle

    Jonathan Hirst has made a significant contribution to perinatology, particularly in the area of foetal brain injury. He has made an exemplary contribution to mentoring early career researchers.

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    Simon Ho, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) MSc (Res) (Sydney) PhD (Oxon)
    Professor of Molecular Evolution, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney

    Simon Ho, who was awarded the Society’s Edgeworth David Medal in 2015, has led significant advances in our understanding of the evolutionary processes that have produced the diversity of life.

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    Deb Hodgson, Fellow (2017) : Hunter
    AM FRSN BA (Hons) PhD (Macq) GAICD
    Professor of Neuroscience and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), University of Newcastle

    Deborah Hodgson has made significant contributions to our understanding of the role of neuroimmunomodulation in disease, with particular emphasis on neonatal stress and health.

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    Mark Hoffman, Fellow (2017) : Hunter
    FRSN BE PhD (Syd.) MBT (UNSW) FTSE
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Newcastle

    Mark Hoffman is a leading materials scientist and university administrator whose research expertise is in the area of structural integrity of materials.

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    Carolyn Hogg, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (UWA) BSc (Hons) (Murdoch) PhD (Syd.)
    Senior Research Manager, Australasian Wildlife Genomics Group, School of Life
    Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney

    Carolyn Hogg is considered one of Australia's thought-leaders in wildlife population management and globally recognised for her contribution to conservation genomics for threatened species.

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    Eddie Holmes, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (UCL) PhD (Cantab) FAA FRS
    Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, and School of Medical Sciences, University of Sydney

    Edward Holmes has revealed the origin and evolution of major viral pathogens and the biodiversity of the viral world, and made fundamental insights into how viruses emerge in new hosts.

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    Martin Holt, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Birmingham) MSc (LSE) PhD (Birmingham)
    Professor, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW (Sydney)

    Martin Holt has contributed significantly to the field of HIV prevention with gay and bisexual men, in particular the understanding of community attitudes to new prevention technologies and their impact on sexual cultures.

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    Tony Hulbert, Fellow (2021) : Southern Highlands
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD DSc (UNSW)
    Emeritus Professor, University of Wollongong

    John Hulbert, a Clarke Medal awardee, is a leading international scholar with major achievements in comparative physiology, membrane dynamics and biochemical processes.

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    Herbert Huppert, Fellow (2018) : Overseas
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Syd) MA (Cantab) MSc (ANU) MS PhD (California) ScD (Cantab) FRS FAPS FAGU
    Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geophysics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

    Herbert Huppert is internationally distinguished in geophysical fluid dynamics. Although long based at the University of Cambridge, he retains strong links with Australia, through contacts with UNSW.

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    David Hush, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BA BMus (Sydney) MFA PhD (Princeton)
    Composer, Musician, Music Theorist, Publisher and Writer, Music, Hush Edition

    David Hush is a brilliant composer of music. His compositions have been performed world-wide. David has composed the bicentennial fanfare for the RSNSW 2021 celebrations.

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    Julia Hush, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) BAppSc (Physiotherapy) PhD (Sydney)
    Professor of Physiotherapy (Honorary), Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Health
    Human Science, Macquarie University

    Julia Hush currently leads a program of pain education and research, including clinical pain neuroscience, low back pain and paediatric pain. Her current research is founded on a decade of research in cell biology.

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    Pat Hutchings, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    FRZS FRSN BSc(Hons) PhD DSc
    Senior Fellow, Australian Museum Research Institute, Australian Museum

    Dr Pat Hutchings is an internationally recognised expert in polychaetes systematics and ecology, and has been an active contributor to the development of marine parks and their management, raising the awareness of the value of estuarine wetlands.

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    Belinda Hutchinson, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    AC FRSN BEc (Sydney) FAICD FICA
    Chancellor, University of Sydney

    Belinda Hutchinson has given extraordinary service to Australian business and society, and, through her Chancellorship of the University of Sydney, to higher education.

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