Fellows of the Royal Society of NSW (C)

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.

  • Grahame Campbell, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Robert Care, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • David Carmichael, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • John Carmody, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • John Carter, Fellow (2018) : Hunter
  • Anne Castles, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Ian Caterson, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Min Chen, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Mohammad Choucair, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Edith Chow, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • David Christian, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Ian Chubb, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Robert Clancy, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Cameron Clark, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • David Cohen, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Graeme Cohen, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Catharine Coleborne, Fellow (2021) : Hunter
  • Clare Collins, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
  • Michael Collins, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Mark Compton, Fellow (2018) : Southern Highlands
  • Arthur Conigrave, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Ian Constable, Fellow (2020) : Interstate
  • David Cook, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Gregory Copley, Fellow (2017) : Overseas
  • Susan Coppersmith, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Adelle Coster, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Hans Coster, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Noel Cressie, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Maxwell Crossley, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Merlin Crossley, Fellow (2010) : Sydney
  • Leanne Cutcher, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Grahame Campbell, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN BE MEngSc (UNSW) HonFIEAust
    Chief Executive Officer, CMPS Engineers

    Grahame Campbell, a pipeline engineer and serious jazz musician, has led the integration of engineering with other professions to be a leader in Project Management for complex projects.

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    Robert Care, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BE PhD (UNSW) FTSE FREng HonFIEAust FIML
    Professor of Practice (UNSW) and Director, Care Collaborative Pty Ltd

    Robert Care is an engineer with a wide spectrum of skills, from project management of large infrastructure projects, to design, to investigative research. He is active in humanitarian engineering and leadership development.

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    David Carmichael, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BE (Hons) MEngSc (Sydney) PhD (Canterbury) CPEng FIEAust MASCE
    Professor of Civil Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW (Sydney)

    David Carmichael has made a lifelong contribution to education, research and the civil engineering profession. He has an international reputation for his understanding of Civil Engineering construction, projects and systems.

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    John Carmody, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN MB BS MD (Qld)
    Former Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Sydney

    John Carmody is a medical teacher and researcher who has contributed much to the intellectual life of Australia as a music and book critic and commentator on society.

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    John Carter, Fellow (2018) : Hunter
    AM FRSN BE PhD DEng (Sydney) FTSE FAA FAIB FIEAust
    Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle

    John Carter has conducted ground-breaking research in geotechnical engineering particularly involving non-linear and time-dependent soil/structure interaction problems which have important applications in foundation design.

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    Anne Castles, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (ANU) PhD (Macq) FASSA FASSA
    Distinguished Professor, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University

    Anne Castles is an expert in the cognitive science of reading and language, reading development, and developmental dyslexia.

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    Ian Caterson, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    AM FRSN MB BS BSc(Med) PhD FRACP
    Director, Boden Collaboration, University Of Sydney

    Ian Caterson is a recognised expert on obesity, its causes, prevention, and management and is an advisor to governments and the World Heath Organisation in these areas.

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    Min Chen, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc MSc (Northeast Normal Univ, China) PhD (Syd.)
    Professor of Plant Biology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney

    Min Chen is a plant biochemist who has made a breakthrough discovery of chlorophyll f, which has created new queries and stimulated new research directions in plant science.

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    Mohammad Choucair, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (Sydney) FRACI
    Chief Executive Officer, Archer Exploration Ltd

    Mohammad Choucair has spent the past decade solving seemingly intractable scientific challenges in the broad discipline of chemistry by creating and commercially developing innovative materials with global impact.

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    Edith Chow, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (UNSW) FRACI
    Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO

    Edith Chow, chemist and NSW Young Tall Poppy Award (2015), is a Senior Research Scientist working in sensor research. She is a sought-after presenter for STEM education activities.

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    David Christian, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Oxon) MA (W.Ontario) DPhil (Oxon) FAHA
    Distinguished Professor, Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, Macquarie University

    David Christian is an authority on the social and material history of the 19th-century Russian peasantry, in particular on aspects of diet and the role of alcohol.

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    Ian Chubb, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    AC FRSN MSc DPhil (Oxon) HonDSc (Flinders) HonLLD (Monash) FAA FTSE FACE
    Former Chief Scientist of Australia and Emeritus Professor, Australian National University

    Ian Chubb is an eminent academic and scientist who has served Australian higher education and research through senior roles as Vice-Chancellor and as the Chief Research Scientist of Australia.

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    Robert Clancy, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BSc(Med) (Hons) MB BS(Hons) (Sydney) PhD (Monash) DSc (Newcastle) FRACP FRCPA FRCPC
    Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle

    Robert Clancy has had a distinguished career as a clinical immunologist and is also recognised for his service to cartography as a collector of early maps of Australia.

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    Cameron Clark, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc PhD (Sydney)
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney

    Cameron Clark's research is revolutionising the way that livestock are managed in Australia and globally. Innovative science and agricultural technology are combined to enable a step-change in animal welfare and productivity.

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    David Cohen, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc(Hons) (Sydney) MSc (Queen's) PhD (UNSW )
    Professor of Geochemistry and President, Academic Board, UNSW (Sydney)

    David Cohen is recognised as a leading exploration geochemist and researcher, and also for his contributions as a senior manager in the higher-education sector.

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    Graeme Cohen, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Syd) PhD (UNSW) MA (UTS) FAustMS

    Graeme Cohen is the leading exponent of the history of Australian mathematics. His bibliography of all Australian mathematics documents that history from the first universities in Australia, and earlier.

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    Catharine Coleborne, Fellow (2021) : Hunter
    FRSN BA (Hons) MA (Melb.) PhD (La Trobe)
    Head of School / Dean of Art, College of Human and Social Futures, University of Newcastle

    Australia's leading historian of psychiatry, Catharine Coleborne, has transformed our understanding of the past and present of mental illness and the asylum.

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    Clare Collins, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
    FRSN BSc (Griffith) GradDipNutrDiet GradDipClinEpi PhD (Newcastle) FDAA
    Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle

    Clare Collins' innovative and internationally recognised research tests new technologies that personalise nutrition and improve diet-related health for people across key life stages and health conditions.

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    Michael Collins, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    PSM FRSN BSc PhD (Sydney)
    Director, Australian Forensic Drug Laboratory, National Measurement Institute

    Michael Collins built an Australian capability to determine the provenance of illicit drugs using chemical and physical techniques and established an Australian forensic chemistry facility on a par with world's best.

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    Mark Compton, Fellow (2018) : Southern Highlands
    AM FRSN BSc (UNSW) MBA (UNSW) KCStJ FAICD FAIM FACHSM
    Company Director and Chairman, St John Ambulance Australia

    Mark Compton is a distinguished health administrator with experience in the health, medical research and biotech sectors, who now gives his experience and knowledge to a university business school.

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    Arthur Conigrave, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc(Med) MBBS MSc PhD MD FRACP
    Professor, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney

    Arthur Conigrave is a leading cell and molecular pharmacologist and clinical endocrinologist who has our understanding of how cells sense and respond to nutrients.

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    Ian Constable, Fellow (2020) : Interstate
    AO FRSN MB BS (Sydney) HonDSc FRCSE FRANZCO FRACS FAICD
    Professor of Opthamology, University of Western Australia

    Ian Constable is a world-renowned eye surgeon. He was founding director of the Lions Eye Institute, Perth, and has pioneered research and teaching of ophthalmology in the Asia Pacific region

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    David Cook, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    AO FRSN BE (Hons) (WA) PhD (Calgary) FTSE
    Board Member, ATSE

    David Cook is recognised for distinguished service to the technological sciences and to engineering through corporate governance roles, and to the building and construction sector.

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    Gregory Copley, Fellow (2017) : Overseas
    AM FRSN GCHT GCEL FRCGS FISSA
    President, International Strategic Studies Association

    Gregory Copley is internationally and domestically honoured for service to the international community through strategic research and analysis of economic, social, political, security and environmental conditions to assist decision-making agencies.

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    Susan Coppersmith, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BS (MIT) PhD (Cornell) FAA FAAAS FAPS
    Professor and Head, School of Physics, UNSW (Sydney)

    Sue Coppersmith is a theoretical physicist who has made substantial contributions to a broad range of problems in condensed matter physics, including glasses, granular materials, nonlinear dynamics, and quantum computing.

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    Adelle Coster, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (UNSW) PhD (UNSW)
    Professor and Head, School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW (Sydney)

    Adelle Coster is a leading university researcher in biomathematics who models viral infections and signalling in cells. She is also a leading tertiary educator and academic administrator.

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    Hans Coster, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    FRSN MSc PhD FTSE
    Emeritus Professor, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney

    Hans Coster is recognised for his distinguished work as a physicist working in the areas of biophysics and membrane technology, and for his contributions to the development of related patents.

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    Noel Cressie, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (UWA) MA PhD (Princeton) FAA FASA FIMS
    Distinguished Professor and Director, Centre for Environmental Informatics, University of Wollongong

    Noel Cressie is a statistical scientist who has developed a world-leading statistical methodology for analysing spatial and spatio-temporal data and for its application to the environmental sciences.

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    Maxwell Crossley, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc PhD (Melb) FAA FRACI CChem
    Emeritus Professor of Chemistry (Organic) and Professorial Fellow, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney

    Max Crossley is an organic chemist, internationally recognised for his research contributions in porphyrin chemistry, metalloporphyrin assemblies and arrays, molecular recognition, molecular clefts and chiral cavities, molecular electronics, and artificial photosynthesis.

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    Merlin Crossley, Fellow (2010) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Melb) DPhil (Oxon)
    Professor of Molecular Biology and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), UNSW (Sydney)

    Merlin Crossley is a distinguished Australian molecular biologist, university teacher, and senior university administrator.

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    Leanne Cutcher, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) (UNSW) PhD (Sydney)
    Professor and Head (Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship), Sydney Business School, University of Sydney

    Leanne Cutcher is a highly regarded academic leader whose internationally recognised scholarship exploring discourse, strategy, and diversity in organizations has had impact both in academia and in the wider community.

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