Fellows of the Royal Society of NSW (M)

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.

  • Heather MacDonald, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Vaughan Macefield, Fellow (2019) : Interstate
  • Hugh Mackay, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Bill Mansell, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Francesco Marino, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
  • David Marshall, Fellow (2022) : Western NSW
  • Jennifer Martin, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
  • Jennifer Martin, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Thomas Maschmeyer, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Dane McCamey, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Adam McCluskey, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
  • Michael McDaniel, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • John McDonald, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Trevor McDougall, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Paul McGreevy, Fellow (2022) : Hunter
  • Kim McKay, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Mary-Louise McLaws, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Sharynne McLeod, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
  • Belinda Medlyn, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Samantha Meers, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Katrin Meissner, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Joanna Mendelssohn, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Jason Middleton, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Jessica Milner Davis, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Bruce Milthorpe, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Robert Minasian, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Angela Moles, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Andrea Morello, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • John Morris, Fellow (2021) : Southern Highlands
  • Mark Morrison, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
  • Alice Motion, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • David Musgrave, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
  • Heather MacDonald, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Pret) MTownRegPlann (Natal) PhD (Rutgers) FAPI
    Professor and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, University of Technology Sydney

    Heather MacDonald is an outstanding academic with an extensive body of international research in the built environment. She has filled leading academic appointments in her field both in America and Australia.

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    Vaughan Macefield, Fellow (2019) : Interstate
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD DSc (UNSW)
    Conjoint Professor, UNSW
    Senior Principal Research Fellow, Department of Human Autonomic Neurophysiology, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

    Vaughan Macefield is a leading researcher into functional changes in the brain of people with obstructive sleep apnoea. Using fMRI he has identified areas of the brain involved in cardiovascular control in health and disease.

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    Hugh Mackay, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    AO FRSN BA (Syd.) MA (Macq.) DLitt (CSU, Macq, UNSW, WSU, Wollongong) FAPS
    Social psychologist, Hugh Mackay Pty Ltd

    Hugh Mackay, one of the founders of The St James Ethics Centre, is a social psychologist and social researcher. He is known for the Mackay Report, and is the author of 12 popular works of non-fiction.

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    Bill Mansell, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    AM FRSN HonDEng (Sydney) FAIB FAIM CIEAust
    Managing Director, Chadwick Technology Pty Limited

    Bill Mansell has contributed to the science of building and, in particular, construction acoustic and radio interference screening. Has also contributed to construction education (TAFE) and university course accreditation.

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    Francesco Marino, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
    FRSN DSc PhD MEd(Merit) BPE DipTeach SpCertClinRes(Neuro) FESSA
    Professor of Physiology, School of Allied Health, Exercise
    Sports Science, Charles Sturt University

    Francesco Marino is a leading academic researcher in Exercise Science, Sport & Health, who studies human evolutionary biology and its relationship to human performance, health and fatigue.

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    David Marshall, Fellow (2022) : Western NSW
    FRSN BA (UWO) MA (SFU) PhD (McGill)
    Professor of Communication, School of Information Communication Studies, Charles Sturt University

    David Marshall has been a leading international scholar in media, communication and cultural studies with expertise in public personality systems, leadership studies and digital culture.

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    Jennifer Martin, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
    FRSN MB ChB (Otago) BA MA (Oxon) PhD (Monash) GAICD FAHMS FRACP FAAHSM
    Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Physician, NSW Health, School of Medicine, University of Newcastle

    Jennifer Martin is a clinical pharmacologist and toxicologist who enables drug development for optimal availability to patients, based on scientifically detailed pathophysiological conditions and appropriate drug response work.

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    Jennifer Martin, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    AC FRSN BPharm MPharm (VicColl Pharmacy) DPhil (Oxon) FAA FRACI CChem
    Adjunct Professor, Griffith University

    Jenny Martin is an internationally renowned protein crystallographer, academic leader, role model, and advocate for gender equality in science.

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    Thomas Maschmeyer, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    FRSN PhD HonDSc FAA FTSE
    Professor of Chemistry and ARC Future Fellow, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney

    Thomas Maschmeyer is a distinguished chemist recognised for his work in catalysis. that has commercialised fundamental research in fields that address environmental problems: plastic-waste recycling and safe, scalable storage for renewable energy. His research has realised new and efficient way to convert renewable and plastic-waste inputs into their constituent chemical materials for reuse, and has reimagined zinc-bromide chemistry to develop a completely new solar-energy battery technology.

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    Dane McCamey, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (UNSW) FAIP
    Professor, School of Physics, UNSW (Sydney)

    Dane McCamey is an expert in the application of spin resonance to optoelectronic materials and devices, and also makes significant leadership contributions to the scientific community.

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    Adam McCluskey, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
    FRSN BSc PhD (Strathclyde)
    Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle

    Adam McCluskey is a world-class medicinal chemist who has pioneered the development of drugs targeting dynamin and protein phosphatases with applications ranging from cancer therapy to the control of parasitic infections.

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    Michael McDaniel, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (UWS)
    Professor, Director Jumbunna Institute, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement), University of Technology Sydney

    Michael McDaniel has had distinguished career of service and leadership in Indigenous higher education spanning almost three decades, together with senior state and Commonwealth government appointments and a record of service within the arts.

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    John McDonald, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Sydney)
    Senior Art Critic, Sydney Morning Herald

    A curator of exhibitions, writer and lecturer, John McDonald is best known as Australia's foremost art critic, writing in the Sydney Morning Herald and other major newspapers for thirty-five years.

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    Trevor McDougall, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    AC FRSN BEng (Hons) (Adelaide) GradDipEcon (ANU) PhD (Cantab) FAA FRS FInstP
    Scientia Professor of Ocean Physics, School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW (Sydney)

    Professor McDougall researches the ocean's role in climate, and in particular, ocean mixing processes and the thermodynamics of seawater and ice.

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    Paul McGreevy, Fellow (2022) : Hunter
    FRSN BVSc (Bristol) PhD (Bristol) FRCVS MANZCVS
    Professor of Animal Behaviour and Welfare, School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England

    Paul McGreevy is a global leader in animal welfare science who advocates for animals. As a veterinarian, his work guides the care Australians give to all animals.

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    Kim McKay, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    AO FRSN BA (UTS)
    Director and Chief Executive Officer, Office of the Director and CEO, Australian Museum

    As Director and CEO of the Australian Museum since 2014, Kim McKay has had a major impact on Australia's cultural life, most visibly through the major redevelopment revealed in 2020. As an environmentalist, she was co-founder (with Ian Kiernan) of Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World.

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    Mary-Louise McLaws, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN PhD MPH DTPH (Sydney) FSHEA
    Professor Epidemiology, Healthcare Infection and Infectious Diseases Control and Deputy Chair, Academic Board, UNSW (Sydney)

    Over two decades in Australia, and globally with the World Health Organisation, academic epidemiologist Mary-Louise McLaws has worked to reduce infectious diseases and improve health and to capacity-build infection prevention and control.

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    Sharynne McLeod, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
    FRSN BAppSc(SpPath) MAppSc PhD GradCertUniTeachLearn LMSPA FASHA
    Professor of Speech and Language Acquisition, School of Education, Charles Sturt University

    Sharynne McLeod is a world leader in children’s speech and language research contributing to the development of global initiatives across continents, languages, and disciplines that have had international impact.

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    Belinda Medlyn, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Adelaide) PhD (UNSW)
    Distinguished Professor of Ecosystem Modelling, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University

    Belinda Medlyn is an ecosystem modeller who has made significant contributions to understanding and predicting the responses of vegetation, particularly Australian forests and woodlands, to climate change.

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    Samantha Meers, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    AO FRSN BA LLB MLitt (Syd.) FAICD
    Executive Director, Nelson Meers Foundation, Nelson Meers Group

    Sam Meers has demonstrated sustained leadership in the not-for-profit sector, driving higher standards in philanthropy.

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    Katrin Meissner, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN Dipl Ing (Lille) (DEA (U Paris VI)) (PhD (Bremen)
    Professor and Director, Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW (Sydney)

    Katrin Meissner, a senior physicist and climate scientist, is one of the main developers of a climate model that has been extensively used as an assessment tool by the IPCC.

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    Joanna Mendelssohn, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) DipEd PhD
    Senior Fellow (Honorary), Centre of Visual Art, University of Melbourne

    Joanna Mendelssohn is a leading art historian and critic who has contributed to our understanding of modern Australian Art, and in particular the life and works of the Lindsay family.

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    Jason Middleton, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (Monash) FRAeS
    Emeritus Professor, School of Aviation, UNSW (Sydney)

    Jason Middleton has undertaken and led innovative research in oceanography, meteorology, aviation safety and remote sensing for over 45 years.

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    Jessica Milner Davis, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) PhD (UNSW)
    Honorary Associate, Department of English, University of Sydney

    Dr. Davis is an internationally recognised scholar in humour, comedy, and cultural studies, particularly interested in trans-disciplinary approaches to humour and laughter, collaborating with colleagues in the natural and social sciences and humanities.

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    Bruce Milthorpe, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) (Macq) GradDipHEd (UNSW) PhD (ANU) FBSE
    Emeritus Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney

    Bruce Milthorpe is recognised for his significant research contributions in biochemistry and biomaterials development, and as a senior leader in higher education.

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    Robert Minasian, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BE MSc PhD (Melb) LifeFIEEE FOSA FNAS FIEAust
    Professor Emeritus, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney

    Robert Minasian is world-renowned for his ground-breaking contributions to photonics research, particularly in the field of microwave photonics, with key impact in driving the field of high-speed photonic signal processing.

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    Angela Moles, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc(Hons) (VUW) GradDipHE (Macq) PhD (Macq)
    Professor and Director, Evolution
    Ecology Research Centre, UNSW (Sydney)

    Angela Moles is known internationally for advancing understanding of how biotic and abiotic factors combine to shape global patterns in plant ecological strategy.

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    Andrea Morello, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN PhD (Leiden) FAIP, FAPS
    Professor of Quantum Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW (sydney)

    Andrea Morello a pioneer in the design and operation of quantum computer devices in silicon, demonstrating the operation of the world-first single-atom quantum bit in silicon, and paving the way to the construction of powerful quantum computers using the same technology as commercial computer chips.

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    John Morris, Fellow (2021) : Southern Highlands
    AM FRSN BA (Oxon) DM (Oxon) FRCP FRACP
    Retired Neurologist, Neurology, Westmead Hospital

    John Morris is a leading neurologist who helped establish Westmead as a major neurological centre. He was instrumental in the founding of the Australian Movement Disorder Society.

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    Mark Morrison, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
    FRSN BEc (Hons) PhD
    Professor and Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences, Charles Sturt University

    Mark Morrison has had a longstanding role in research leadership; development of the CenWest Innovate business accelerator; and contributions to academic literature and government decision making in environmental and agricultural economics and marketing.

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    Alice Motion, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN MChem (Leeds) PhD (Cantab)
    Deputy Director, Sydney Nano Institute
    Associate Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney

    Alice Motion is an innovative communicator of science whose creative and community-based approaches have brought chemistry and science more broadly to new and diverse audiences through music, performance and participation.

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    David Musgrave, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
    FRSN BA (Hons) PhD (Sydney)
    Publisher and Managing Director, Puncher and Wattmann
    Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle

    David Musgrave is a publisher, and a published poet, novelist and critic. He has made a significant contribution to Australia's literary, and wider cultural, life.

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