Fellows of the Royal Society of NSW (K)

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.

  • Scott Kable, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Mike Kagioglou, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
  • Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Naguib Kanawati, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Gisela Kaplan, Fellow (2005) : Hunter
  • Sami Kara, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Grace Karskens, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Amir Karton, Fellow (2023) : Hunter
  • Peter Karuso, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Maria Kavallaris, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Peter Keegan, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
  • Christopher Kelen, Fellow (2019) : Hunter
  • Simon Killcross, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Richard Kingsford, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • The Hon. Michael Kirby, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Eric Knight, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Rachael Kohn, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Gregory Kolt, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Venni Krishna, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Scott Kable, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc(Hons) GradDipBusAdmin PhD FAPS FRACI
    President of Academic Board, University of New South Wales, UNSW (Sydney)

    Scott Kable is an internationally recognised expert in photochemical reaction mechanisms, particularly with regard to the atmosphere, and a highly awarded science educator.

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    Mike Kagioglou, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
    FRSN BEng (Hons) (MMU) MSc PhD (Salford) FCIB FRICS FCIM
    Pro-Vice Chancellor Research and Business Innovation, Executive directorate, Western Sydney University

    Mike Kagioglou is a built environment academic of significant international repute.

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    Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Sharif) MSc (Tehran) PhD (RMIT) FRSC FIET FAAAS
    Head of School, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UNSW

    Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh is an Australian scientist involved in research in the fields of materials sciences, electronics and transducers. He led his group to the invention of ingestible chemical sensors.

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    Naguib Kanawati, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BA (Alexandria) MA (Alexandria) PhD (Macq)
    Distinguished Professor of Egyptology, Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University

    Naguib Kanawati is an internationally recognised expert in archaeology and art history, and in particular, Egyptology.

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    Gisela Kaplan, Fellow (2005) : Hunter
    AM FRSN BA(Hons), MA, DipEd, PhD (Monash), PhD (UQ), Hon.DSc (UNE) LMIPS HonFAOS FIOU
    Emeritus Professor in Animal Behaviour, School of Science and Technology, University of New England

    Gisela Kaplan is internationally recognised for ground-breaking research into vocal learning, communication and cognition of birds and other vertebrates, and for her advocacy for science on wildlife, especially native birds.

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    Sami Kara, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc MSc PhD (UNSW) FCIRP FACATECH
    Professor in Manufacturing Engineering, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW (Sydney)

    Sami Kara is a world-renowned researcher and educator in the area of sustainability in manufacturing. He approaches engineering problems with a life-cycle view in order to address sustainability at the source.

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    Grace Karskens, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BA MA PhD (Sydney) FAHA
    Professor of History, School of Humanities and Languages, UNSW (Sydney)

    Grace Karskens is a leading authority on early colonial Australia, cross-cultural history and ethnographic history. Her research expertise also includes environmental and urban history, historical archaeology and public history.

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    Amir Karton, Fellow (2023) : Hunter
    FRSN BSc (Ben-Gurion) MSc PhD (Weizmann)
    Professor of Physical and Materials Chemistry, School of Science and Technology, University of New England

    Amir Katon has made a significant contribution to chemistry in the area of high-level quantum chemical theories.

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    Peter Karuso, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Syd.) CertEd (Macq.) PhD (Syd.) FRACI
    Professor of Chemistry, Department of Molecular Sciences, Macquarie University

    Peter Karuso is a world-renowned chemist recognised for his research in natural products chemistry and for pioneering the field of "reverse chemical propteomics".

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    Maria Kavallaris, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BAppSc (UTS) PhD (UNSW) FAHMS
    Professor and Head, Translational Cancer Nanomedicine Theme, Children's Cancer Institute and UNSW (Sydney)

    Maria Kavallaris is an outstanding scientific leader who is internationally recognised for her research in cancer biology and therapeutics and her innovation in driving interdisciplinary research in cancer nanomedicine.

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    Peter Keegan, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) PhD (Macq.) GradDipHum (UNE) FRHS FASGLE FSCS FASCS FCANSW
    Professor of Roman History, Department of History and Archaeology, Macquarie University

    Peter Keegan is an internationally recognised scholar in the fields of ancient graffiti studies and gendered historiography in the context of the political, military, social and cultural histories of Rome.

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    Christopher Kelen, Fellow (2019) : Hunter
    FRSN BA DipEd DipComm MA (TESOL) PhD EdD
    Emeritus Professor, Department of English, University of Macau

    Christopher (Kit) Kelen is a well-known Australian poet, scholar, and visual artist, and Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Macau, where he taught Creative Writing and Literature for many years.

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    Simon Killcross, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons), MA, PhD (Cantab) FASSA FEPA
    Professor and Head, School of Psychology, UNSW (Sydney)

    Simon Killcross has an international reputation in the field of behavioural neuroscience, including studies of brain mechanisms underlying learning, and the cognition neural substrates underlying executive function, particularly with reference to animal models of schizophrenia.

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    Richard Kingsford, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc DipEd (Sydney) PhD (UNSW)
    Professor and Director, Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW (Sydney)

    Richard Kingsford is a well-known academic and public communicator who has made a significant contribution to the ecology of rivers and wetlands in Australia.

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    The Hon. Michael Kirby, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    AC CMG FRSN BA LLB BEc LLM(Hons) (Sydney) HonDLitt (various) HonLLD (various)
    International Jurist, Professor and Visiting Fellow Past Justice of the High Court of Australia

    Michael Kirby has made a great contribution to the welfare of Australians through his long careeer as a High Court Judge and international jurist. He is Patron of the Kirby Institute UNSW.

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    Eric Knight, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BA LLB (Hons) (Sydney) DPhil (Oxon)
    Professor and Executive Dean, Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University

    Eric Knight is internationally recognised for his work on strategic complexity and how organizations manage multiple competing goals, with impact both into academia and the wider community.

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    Rachael Kohn, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    AO FRSN Dip Social Work (Ryerson) BA (Hons) (Concordia) MA PhD (McMaster) HonDLitt (UNSW)
    Former presenter and producer of religion programs, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    Rachael Kohn has examined some of the most serious issues threatening the cohesiveness of Australian society and provided a scholarly basis for the recognition and avoidance of sectarian conflict.

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    Gregory Kolt, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Melb.) GradDipEd (Hawthorn) BAppSc GradDipBehavStudsHealth PhD (LaT)
    Professor and Dean, School of Health Sciences, Western Sydney University

    Gregory Kolt is a recognised senior academic leader and manager with extensive experience in University settings, including achievements in significant change and growth processes.

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    Venni Krishna, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc MA MPhil (Osmania) PhD (Wollongong)
    Professorial Fellow, School of Humanities and Languages, UNSW (Sydney)

    For over 25 years V.V.Krishna has been a leading authority in science policy studies in Australia, Asia and France. He held important positions as an expert at OECD, UNESCO, UNU, Japan and the European Union, and has widely published in the field

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