Fellows of the Royal Society of NSW (F)

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.

  • Alan Farnsworth, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Theo Farrell, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Christopher Fell, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Les Field, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Len Fisher, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Nicholas Fisk, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Victor Flambaum, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Catherine Foley, Fellow (2011) : Sydney
  • Shari Forbes, Fellow (2017) : Overseas
  • Lesley Forster, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
  • James Franklin, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Brian Fraser, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
  • Peter French, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Gary Froyland, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Susannah Fullerton, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Alan Farnsworth, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    AM FRSN MB BS (Sydney) FRACS FRCSE
    Cardiothoracic Surgeon (Retired)

    Alan Farnsworth is recognised as a leading surgeon in Australia and Asia in the field of adult and paediatric cardiothoracic surgery. He pioneered the homograft valve bank at St Vincent's Hospital.

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    Theo Farrell, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FAcSS FRSA FRSN BA MA (UCD) PhD (Bristol) FAcSS FRSA
    Professor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, University of Wollongong

    Theo Farrell is a leading scholar in the field of security studies.

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    Christopher Fell, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    AO FRSN BSc (Chem Eng) PhD FTSE
    Chairman, Australian National Fabrication Facility

    Chris Fell has pioneered the development of low-pressure membrane processes for water treatment and provided leadership for UNSW in the development of its research and international programs.

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    Les Field, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD DSc (Sydney) FAA CChem FRACI
    Professor of Chemistry and former Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, UNSW (Sydney)

    Les Field is a distinguished researcher in organic chemistry and for his contributions to research and the higher education sector through senior management roles.

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    Len Fisher, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    OAM FRSN BA BSc (Hons) MA MSc PhD FRSC FRACI FInstP FLS
    Senior Research Fellow, School of Physics, University of Bristol

    Len Fisher is a biophysical scientist who now works to make science accessible through writing, broadcasting, and public speaking.

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    Nicholas Fisk, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    AM FRSN MBBS PhD MBA FAHMS FRCOG FRANZCOG DDU CMFM GAICD
    Professor of Medicine and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), UNSW (Sydney)

    Professor Fisk is a clinician scientist in feto-maternal medicine with national and international leadership roles in academic medicine.

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    Victor Flambaum, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc PhD DSc (Novosibirsk)
    Scientia Professor, School of Physics, UNSW

    Victor Flambaum is a distinguished theoretical physicist who is internationally recognised for pioneering work in atomic, molecular, nuclear, elementary particle, solid-state physics, general relativity, and astrophysics.

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    Catherine Foley, Fellow (2011) : Sydney
    AO PSM FRSN BSc (Hons) DipEd PhD(Macquarie) FAA FTSE HonFAIP FInstP
    Chief Scientist of Australia, Australian Government

    Cathy Foley is Australia’s ninth Chief Scientist, appointed in 2021 after an extensive career at the CSIRO. She is an internationally-recognised physicist with major research achievements in superconductors and sensors.

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    Shari Forbes, Fellow (2017) : Overseas
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (UTS)
    Professor, Departement de Chimie, Biochimie et Physique, Universite du Quebec a Trois Rivieres

    Shari Forbes is a highly experienced researcher in the field of taphonic research and was the foundation Director of the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research at UTS.

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    Lesley Forster, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
    FRSN MBBS MHP DipLabRelLaw (UNSW) FAFPHM FRACMA
    Foundation Dean, School of Rural Medicine, Charles Sturt University

    Lesley Forster has made a major and sustained contribution to rural and Indigenous medical education, which has been recognised through the establishment of medical schools and programs in rural and regional Australia.

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    James Franklin, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) MA (Hons) (Sydney) PhD (Warwick) HonFIAPS
    Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW

    James Franklin is a leading expert in philosophy, ethics and the history of ideas as they relate to mathematics. His work examines how objectivity in ethics parallels that in mathematics.

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    Brian Fraser, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
    FRSN BSc (NZ) MSc PhD (Canterbury) FRAS FAIP
    Emeritus Professor, Centre for Space Physics, University of Newcastle

    Brian Fraser has had a long and distinguished career in space plasma physics. He has, inter alia, pioneered studies into the dynamics of the polar cap regions and magnetospheric diagnostics related to space weather.

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    Peter French, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc MSc (Sydney) MBA PhD (Deakin) FRSM
    Strategic Technology Advisor, Sienna Cancer Diagnostics

    Peter French is a leader in cell and molecular biology for medical science, working at the intersection of scientific and commercial environments.

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    Gary Froyland, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Queensland) PhD (UWA) FAA FAustMS
    Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales

    Gary Froyland's mathematical research has enabled precise vortex tracking in the ocean and atmosphere, optimal resource extraction from mines, efficient port operations scheduling, reliable aircraft scheduling, and safer lung cancer radiotherapy.

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    Susannah Fullerton, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    OAM FRSN BA (Auckland) MSc (Arts) (Edin)
    Author, Lecturer, Litererary Tour Leader
    President, Jane Austen Society of Australia

    Susannah Fullerton is a respected leader and commentator on the Arts in NSW and Australia, being well known for her presentation of the Arts to the public and as the President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia.

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