Fellows of the Royal Society of NSW (R)

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.

  • Peter Radoll, Fellow (2020) : Interstate
  • Leo Radom, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Jude Rae, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
  • Ron Rapee, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Judy Raper, Fellow (2014) : Overseas
  • Boyd Rayward, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Roger Read, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Tristan Reekie, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Anna Reid, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
  • Janice Reid, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Jeff Reimers, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Lou Rendina, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • James Renwick, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
  • Evelleen Richards, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Des Richardson, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
  • Simon Ringer, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Alan Roberts, Fellow (2017) : Hunter
  • John Roberts, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • James Robertson, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Andrew Robson, Fellow (2017) : Hunter
  • Lesley Rogers, Fellow (2021) : Hunter
  • Sven Rogge, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Allen Ross, Fellow (2022) : Western NSW
  • Pauline Ross, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Shawn Ross, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
  • Moninya Roughan, Fellow (2022) : Overseas
  • Claude Roux, Fellow (2007) : Sydney
  • James Rowe, Fellow (2015) : Southern Highlands
  • Anatoly Rozenfeld, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Mike Ryan, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Rob Ryan, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Peter Radoll, Fellow (2020) : Interstate
    FRSN BIT MIT (UC) PhD (ANU)
    Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (People and Organisation), Victoria University

    Peter Radoll is a surprised Pro Vice-Chancellor, a position that grew from his career as a mechanic. He has a relentless passion to champion Indigenous social justice, indigenous academic engagement and appreciation of Indigenous cultural values.

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    Leo Radom, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    AC FRSN BSc (Hons) MSc PhD DSc (Syd) FAA FRSC FRACI
    Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney, University of Sydney

    Professor Leo Radom is an international leader in the field of computational quantum chemistry and has made seminal contributions to this field.

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    Jude Rae, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Syd.) MA (Canterbury)
    Artist (painter)

    Jude Rae's career includes over 40 solo exhibitions including "A Space of Measured Light", a retrospective curated by Terence Maloon for the ANU Drill Hall. She was awarded the AGNSW Bulgari Prize in 2016 and won the Portia Geach 2005 and 2008.

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    Ron Rapee, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BSc MSc PhD (UNSW)
    Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director, Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University

    Ron Rapee specialises in mental health, especially in anxiety and related disorders across the lifespan. He is best known for his theoretical models of the development of anxiety disorders as well as for his creation of empirically validated intervention programs.

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    Judy Raper, Fellow (2014) : Overseas
    AM FRSN BE PhD (UNSW) FTSE FEA
    Dean and Chief Executive Officer, TEDI-London

    Judy Raper is a distinguished chemical engineer and senior university administrator, recognised for her expertise in air and water pollution control, and for her extensive career in research management as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation, UoW) and Division Director at the US National Science Foundation.

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    Boyd Rayward, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN BA DipLIB MS PhD
    Emeritus Professor, Australian School of Business, UNSW (Sydney)

    Boyd Rayward is a historian of global information science, recognised for his theories and proposed institutional infrastructures, supporting the global organisation and knowledge dissemination, that have won international attention.

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    Roger Read, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    FRSN JP BSc (USyd) PhD (USyd) DIC (London)
    Honorary Associate Professor, School of Chemistry, UNSW (Sydney)

    Roger Read is an organic chemistry academic who is Internationally recognised for synthesis and utilisation of natural products, advances in heterocyclic chemistry, fundamental studies of highly fluorinated organic compounds, and his longstanding contributions in support of the profession of chemistry.

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    Tristan Reekie, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (ANU)
    Lecturer, School of Science, University of New South Wales Canberra

    Tristan Reekie has an exceptional educational and research track-record in chemistry. He excels in community outreach, STEM events and the Australian Chemistry Olympiad, the national program for elite science students.

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    Anna Reid, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
    FRSN BMus (Perf) (Syd.) MEdAdmin (UNE) PhD (UTS)
    Head of School and Dean, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney

    Anna Reid is established as a researcher in Music Higher Education, Sustainability,and Mathematics and Statistics Education. She is an innovative leader as Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium focusing on equity and diversity in education.

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    Janice Reid, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    AC FRSN BSc (Adelaide) MA PhD (Stanford) FASSA
    Emeritus Professor, Western Sydney University

    Janice Reid is a recognised leader in the field of medical anthropology research and a distinguished former leader in the Australian higher education sector.

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    Jeff Reimers, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (ANU) FAA FRACI
    Professor of Chemistry, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Technology Sydney

    Jeffrey Reimers is a pioneer in applying quantum descriptions of coupled nuclear and electronic motion to photosynthesis molecular electronics. He is a recipient of the Shanghai Magnolia Silver Award.

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    Lou Rendina, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (ANU) FRSC FRACI
    Professor of Chemistry, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney

    Lou Rendina is internationally recognised for his many outstanding contributions to inorganic and organometallic synthesis, and the application of boron and the lanthanoid elements in drug discovery and chemical theranostics.

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    James Renwick, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
    CSC FRSN SC LLB (Syd) SJD (Syd)
    Senior Counsel, NSW Bar
    Honorary Professor, Australian National University

    As Australia's 3rd Independent National Security Legislation Monitor and in related writing and teaching holding counter terrorism and national security laws to account

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    Evelleen Richards, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Qld) MA Qual. (UNSW) PhD (UNSW) FAHA
    Honorary Professor, School of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney

    Evelleen Richards is a leading Australian scholar of international standing in the history of evolutionary biology and the sociology of medical knowledge.

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    Des Richardson, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) MSc PhD DSc FFSc FRCPath FRACI CChem FRSB FQA
    Professor, Alan Mackay-Sim Distinguished Chair of Cancer Cell Biology, Director and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Cancer Cell Biology and Drug Discovery, Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, Griffith University

    Des Richardson is a world-leading career scientist whose research led to breakthrough knowledge for cancer treatment, the training of an “army” of young scientists, and the development of state-of-the-art research facilities.

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    Simon Ringer, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BAppSc (UniSA) PHD (UNSW) FTSE FIEAust
    Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director, Core Research Facilities, University of Sydney

    Simon Ringer is an outstanding materials engineer specialising in microstructure-process-property relationships in advanced materials, and a key leader in shaping Australia's research infrastructure landscape.

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    Alan Roberts, Fellow (2017) : Hunter
    AM FRSN ASTC(Hons) BE(Hons) (UNSW) PhD (UoW) HonDUniv (Newcastle) HonDSc (Wollongong) FTSE
    Emeritus Professor and Founding Director, Centre for Bulk Solids and Particular Technologies, University of Newcastle

    Alan Roberts is internationally recognised for his leadership and professional contributions in mechanical engineering through education, research, technological developments, and industrial consulting in the fields of bulk materials handling and processing.

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    John Roberts, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) MComm (Melb.) MSc PhD (MIT) FASSA
    Scientia Professor of Marketing, UNSW Business School, UNSW (Sydney)

    John Roberts is recognised as a leader in marketing research, and was the winner of the ANZ Marketing Academy's Inaugural Distinguished Research Award.

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    James Robertson, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    AM PSM FRSN PhD BSc ( Hons )
    Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Canberra

    Professor Robertson is recognised for his significant leadership role in the forensic sciences , nationally and internationally, as an executive manager , writer and researcher .He has chaired all of the major forensic advisory bodies and was most recently the President of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences.

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    Andrew Robson, Fellow (2017) : Hunter
    FRSN AssocDipEnvSc (CIT) BSc (CSU) PhD (Qld)
    Professor (Agricultural Remote Sensing), School of Science and Technology, University of New England

    Andrew Robson has over 20 years' experience in agricultural remote sensing research, has twice recieved the Australian sugar industries 'Presidents medal,' and in 2016 the Royal Society of NSW 'Poggendorff Lecture.

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    Lesley Rogers, Fellow (2021) : Hunter
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Adelaide) DPhil (Sussex) DSc(Sussex) FAA
    Emeritus Professor, School of Science and Technology, University of New England

    Lesley Rogers has made a major contribution to the study of animal brain development. She is a discoverer of brain lateralization in animals and has continued and evolved this research over many years.

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    Sven Rogge, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    FRSN PhD (Standford) FAPS FAIP
    Scientia Professor of Physics and Dean, Faculty of Science, UNSW (Sydney)

    Sven Rogge is an internationally recognised experimental condensed matter physicist who has made significant research contributions in the underpinning technology of silicon-based quantum computation.

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    Allen Ross, Fellow (2022) : Western NSW
    FRSN MD PhD DSc (UQ) FRCP (Edin) FRCPath FACTM FRSPH
    Professor of Medicine and Executive Director, School of Rural Health, Charles Sturt University

    The laudation is not available for Allen Ross

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    Pauline Ross, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc MSc (Prelim.) DipEd PhD (Syd.)
    Professor of Biology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences
    Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Science, University of Sydney

    Pauline Ross has contributed internationally to the discipline of marine biology and education research, particularly with students from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds including young indigenous researchers.

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    Shawn Ross, Fellow (2022) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Whitman, Washington) PhD MA (UW, Washington) FSA
    Professor and Director, Digitally Enabled Research, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Macquarie University

    Shawn Ross is recognised internationally for research and development in digital approaches to field research, as well as contributions to understanding the long-term history and archaeology of Greece and Bulgaria.

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    Moninya Roughan, Fellow (2022) : Overseas
    FRSN BSc (Hons 1) PhD GradCertExecMgt (UNSW)
    Professor, School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences, UNSW Sydney

    Moninya Roughan is an expert on the dynamics of Australia’s most important boundary current. Her extensive research spans ocean dynamics, marine heatwaves, coastal impacts of rapid ocean warming, and methodologies to observe and model the ocean.

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    Claude Roux, Fellow (2007) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) GradCertAnalChem PhD (Lausanne)
    Distinguished Professor of Forensic Science and Director, Centre for Forensic Science, University of Technology Sydney

    Clause Roux has led the global development of forensic science over the past 20 years (10 years in NSW). His work in forensic science research, education, training, and ethics has had a significant impact worldwide.

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    James Rowe, Fellow (2015) : Southern Highlands
    FRSN BPharm MSc PhD FRPharmS
    Director, CoPharm Pty.Ltd.

    James Rowe has over 40 years experience in research and development at senior levels in the pharmaceutical industry.

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    Anatoly Rozenfeld, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN MSc (St Petersburg) PhD (Kiev)
    Distinguished Professor and Director, Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong

    Anatoly Rozenfeld (Rosenfeld) is an internationally-recognised expert in semiconductor radiation detection technology and its application for medical radiation dosimetry in radiation oncology, space and avionics.

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    Mike Ryan, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BE MEngSc PhD FIEAust SMIEEE FINCOSE FIML
    Director, Capability Associates Pty Ltd, UNSW (Canberra)

    Mike Ryan is recognised for his significant contributions to the development of systems engineering practice and its propagation through education and application.

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    Rob Ryan, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    FRSN ASTC BSc MSc (UNSW) FFRACI CChem FAIFST FAMI CPM
    Principal Consultant, VAPORFAZE

    Robert Ryan is a recognised innovator in the separation, manufacture, storage and application of specialist gases with global uptake of advances by industries relevant to safety and protection of food supplies.

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