Fellows of the Royal Society of NSW (N)

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.

  • Shinichi Nakagawa, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Donald Napper, Fellow (1973) : Sydney
  • David Nash, Fellow (2020) : Western NSW
  • The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson, Fellow (2017) : Overseas
  • Elizabeth New, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Jill Newby, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Ainsley Newson, Fellow (2023) : Sydney
  • Tuan V Nguyen, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
  • Bing-Jie Ni, Fellow (2023) : Sydney
  • Anne Maria Nicholson, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Angela Nickerson, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Brett Ninness, Fellow (2017) : Hunter
  • Paddy Nixon, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Phil Norrie, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Shinichi Nakagawa, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Waikato) PhD (Sheffield)
    Professor of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UNSW (Sydney)

    Shinichi Nakagawa has made notable contributions to meta-analyses in the field of ecology and evolution. His areas of research are in animal behaviour, evolutionary biology and applied statistics.

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    Donald Napper, Fellow (1973) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc MSc (Syd.) PhD (Cantab) FAA DistFRACI
    Emeritus Professor in Chemistry, University of Sydney

    Donald Napper has had a distinguished career as a physical chemist and a university leader.

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    David Nash, Fellow (2020) : Western NSW
    FRSN BA (Hons) MA (ANU) PhD (MIT)
    Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Literature, Languages, and Lingusitics, Australian National University

    David Nash is one of the key figures in the study and recording of Australian indigenous languages and has been involved in several successful land claims and native title claims.

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    The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson, Fellow (2017) : Overseas
    AO Commander, Order of the Crown (Belgium) FRSN BM BS HonPhD (Flinders) HonPhD (ANU UniSA FlinUniSA) FRACP (Hon) FAMA FACN(Hon)
    President Boeing Global and Senior Vice President, Boeing

    An eminent Australian who has made a significant contribution through medicine, diplomacy, politics, social and education policy, and to culture through a thorough and academically rigorous understanding of geopolitics and military history.

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    Elizabeth New, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) MSc (Sydney) PhD (Dunelm) FRACI FRSC SFHEA
    Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney

    Elizabeth New is an inorganic chemist who develops sensors to enable revolutionary understanding of the chemical processes taking place within biological cells. She is also acclaimed for her university teaching.

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    Jill Newby, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) MClinPsych PhD (UNSW)
    Professor, NHMRC Investigator and Clinical Psychologist, Black Dog Institute

    Jill Newby researches internet interventions to improve mental health. She has created 10 digital mental-health interventions for depression, anxiety and pain, that have been delivered to more than 20,000 people across 10 countries.

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    Ainsley Newson, Fellow (2023) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) LLB (Hons) PhD (Melb)
    Professor of Bioethics, Sydney Health Ethics, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney

    Ainsley Newson is internationally recognised in the field of bioethics through her work on genomics and reproduction.

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    Tuan V Nguyen, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
    AM FRSN PhD DSc (UNSW) FAHMS
    Distinguished Professor, Predictive Medicine, School of Biomedical Engineering
    Director, Centre for Health Technologies, University of Technology Sydney

    Tuan V Nguyen is a recognised leader in the field of osteoporosis research nationally and internationally. His work in fracture risk assessment has help million of people worldwide.

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    Bing-Jie Ni, Fellow (2023) : Sydney
    FRSN BS MS (HFUT) PhD (USTC) FIEAust, FRSC, FRSB
    Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales

    Bing Jie Ni has made a substantial contribution to environmental engineering where he has developed innovative approaches to pollutant removal from waste/water.

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    Anne Maria Nicholson, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Massey) GAICD
    Author, journalist, arts expert, community leader

    Anne Maria Nicholson is a celebrated novelist and media professional. She has brought the arts to a national audience, enriching both practitioners and the public and making a positive contribution to Australian culture.

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    Angela Nickerson, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) (Qld) MClinPsych PhD (UNSW)
    Professor, School of Psychology, UNSW Sydney

    Angela Nickerson is one of the leading researchers in refugee mental health internationally. Her work has focused on investigating the psychological mechanisms that underpin psychological disorders following persecution and displacement.

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    Brett Ninness, Fellow (2017) : Hunter
    FRSN BE (Hons) ME PhD (Newcastle) FIEEE FIEAust
    Professor, School of Engineering, University of Newcastle

    Brett Ninness has devoted his career to fundamental engineering research and the advancement of engineering education, partnering with the essential basic sciences and industry collaboration.

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    Paddy Nixon, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Liverpool) MA (Trinity) PhD (Sheffield) FBCS FRSA
    Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Canberra

    A distinguished researcher and academic leader of international repute, Paddy Nixon's significant academic, strategic, and commercial expertise, combined with his passion for the civic role of universities makes him a compelling and respected university leader.

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    Phil Norrie, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN MBBS (UNSW) MA (Syd) MSc (Syd) MSocSc(Homs) (CSU) MPhil (WSU) PhD (WSU), MD (UNSW) FRSM FRHistS CRS
    Medical Practitioner, Medical and Wine Historian,Vigneron, Dr P. A. Norrie

    Philip Norrie is a medical practitioner and educator, wine and medical historian, and the inventor of Resveratrol Enhanced Wine.

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