Fellows of the Royal Society of NSW (G)

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.

  • Ofer Gal, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Michael Galbraith, Fellow (2015) : Interstate
  • Philip Gale, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Jai Galliott, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Stephen Garton, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • John Gascoigne, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Stephen Gaukroger, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • John Germov, Fellow (2020) : Western NSW
  • Barbara Gillam, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Lieutenant General (rtd) Kenneth Gillespie, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Ross Gittins, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Maree Gleeson, Fellow (2016) : Hunter
  • Barney Glover, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Peter Godfrey-Smith, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Ewa Goldys, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • David Gonski, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Heather Goodall, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Jennifer Gore, Fellow (2021) : Hunter
  • Georg Gottwald, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Anne Green, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Desmond Griffin, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • William Griffin, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Pamela Griffith, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Ross Griffith, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Saul Griffith, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Paul Griffiths, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Gordon Grigg, Fellow (2021) : Interstate
  • Gilles Guillemin, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Geoffrey Gurr, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
  • Ofer Gal, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BA MA(Tel Aviv) PhD (Pittsburgh)
    Professor, School of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney

    Ofer Gal is a national and global leader in the History and Philosophy of Science, publishing extensively on the historical path that science and university-based research have taken.

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    Michael Galbraith, Fellow (2015) : Interstate
    FRSN BSc MSc PhD (Sydney)
    (Former) Assistant Division Chief, CSIRO

    Michael Galbraith has filled senior research leadership roles in CSIRO, and played a prominent part in the affairs of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

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    Philip Gale, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN MA DPhil DSc (Oxon) FRSC FRACI
    Professor and Head, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney

    Philip Gale is a supramolecular chemist who is known internationally for his work on recognition and lipid bilayer transport of anionic species. This work is leading to the development of compounds that may be used as tools for the study of transmembrane ion transport processes and may in the future be applied to the treatment of diseases caused by dysregulation of anion transport.

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    Jai Galliott, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN JP BA (Macq.) BA (Hons) (CSU) PhD (Macq.) LFRSA MIEEE
    Senior Lecturer and Director, Values in Defence and Security Technology Group, UNSW (Canberra)

    Jai Galliott is an accomplished academic working at the intersection of philosophy, technology and military studies.

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    Stephen Garton, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BA (Syd) PhD (UNSW) FAHA FASSA FRHS
    Professor and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Sydney

    Stephen Garton has a distinguished record of scholarship and academic leadership. His area of research is Australian history, although he has also published in the fields of American and British history.

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    John Gascoigne, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) MA PhD DLitt FAHA FRHS
    Scientia Professor, School of Humanities and Languages, UNSW (Sydney)

    John Gascoigne is an eminent historian of science and religion with a special interest in European engagement with the Pacific.

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    Stephen Gaukroger, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) (London) MA PhD (Cantab) FAHA FRHistS FRSA
    Emeritus Professor, School of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney

    Stephen Gaukroger is internationally recognised as a leading figure in the history of science and the history of philosophy.

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    John Germov, Fellow (2020) : Western NSW
    FRSN BA (Chisolm) MA (Monash) PhD (Newcastle) HonDLett (Newcastle)
    Acting Vice-Chancellor, Charles Sturt University

    John Germov is a senior academic leader and sociologist with expertise in mixed methods social research. He is a passionate advocate for the impact of university education.

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    Barbara Gillam, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Syd) PhD (ANU) FASSA
    Emeritus Professor, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales

    Barbara Gillam is internationally recognised for her research in visual perception, especially space perception, visual illusions, and stereoscopic vision.

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    Lieutenant General (rtd) Kenneth Gillespie, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    AC DSC CSM FRSN GradDipStratStudies (RCDS)
    Chair, ASPI Council
    Principal, SectorWest Pty Ltd

    Kenneth Gillespie is a distinguished and eminent Australian, who rose from Army trade apprentice to become Chief of Army. He has made significant contributions to the nation by his leading roles with Infrastructure and Defence NSW, International SOS, the Anzac Research Institute, the NSW Centenary of Anzac Advisory Council, and the Strategic Policy Institute, amongst others.

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    Ross Gittins, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BCom (Newcastle) HonLittD (Macq.) HonDSc (Sydney)
    Economics Editor, Sydney Morning Herald

    Ross Gittins is an Australian political and economic journalist and author, widely known and acknowledged for his ability to make dry and hard-to-understand economics and economic policy relevant and interesting.

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    Maree Gleeson, Fellow (2016) : Hunter
    OAM FRSN BSc PhD FAICD
    Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle

    Maree Gleeson has played major roles in the advancement of medical and clinical science in NSW through her research into mucosal immunology and her role in directing medical research in NSW and the Hunter region.

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    Barney Glover, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    AO FRSN BSc (Hons) DipEd MSc PhD (Melb.) FTSE MAICD
    Professor and Vice-Chancellor, Western Sydney University

    Across high-profile leadership roles in the university sector, research, business and the arts, Barney Glover has forged a record of progressive and highly innovative reform in complex and challenging settings.

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    Peter Godfrey-Smith, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) (Syd.) PhD (UCSD)
    Professor, school of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney

    Peter Godfrey-Smith is well known for his work in the philosophy of biology and philosophy of mind, including Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life, and the widely used textbook Theory and Reality.

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    Ewa Goldys, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN PhD (Warsaw) FTSE FOSA FSPIE
    Professor and Deputy Director ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics, UNSW (Sydney)

    Ewa Goldys is a research leader in optical and biomedical sensing in Australia and internationally. She has developed innovative technologies, nurtures STEM communities, and enhances the visibility of Australian science

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    David Gonski, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    AC FRSN BComm LLB (UNSW) HonLLD (Wollongong) LFAICD FCPA
    Chancellor, UNSW (Sydney)

    A businessman of exceptional repute, David Gonski has held prominent positions in business, university, and not-for-profit organisations. He is a leader in educational reform and as a partron of the arts.

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    Heather Goodall, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) PhD GradDipAdultEd FASSA
    Emeritus Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, University of Technology Sydney

    Heather Goodall is a historian who has researched and published extensively on Indigenous histories in Australia, on environmental history in both rural and urban Australia and on colonial and decolonisation histories in Australia and the Indian Ocean.

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    Jennifer Gore, Fellow (2021) : Hunter
    FRSN BEd DipTeach (Adelaide CAE) MEd (UBC) PhD (Wisconsin) FAERA
    Laureate Professor of Education and Director, Teachers and Teaching Research Centre, University of Newcastle

    Jennifer Gore is renowned for her ground-breaking approach to professional development, Quality Teaching Rounds, which is having transformative effects on the quality of teaching, teacher morale and student achievement.

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    Georg Gottwald, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN Diplom (Dusseldorf) PhD (Monash)
    Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney

    Georg Gottwald has made international contributions to the theory and applications of deterministic and stochastic dynamical systems theory.

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    Anne Green, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Melb.) PhD (Syd.) GradCertHigherEd (Sydney) FTSE FASA FAIP GAICD
    Emeritus Professor, School of Physics, University of Sydney

    Anne Green, a pioneer for women in science, is internationally recognised for her achievements in astronomy and telescope technology, bringing strategic vision, networking and advocacy skills to the discipline of physics.

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    Desmond Griffin, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    AM FRSN PhD
    Gerard Krefft Fellow, Australian Museum

    Des Griffin is recognised for outstanding service as the long-term Director of the Australian Museum and as a writer on education and current affairs, including the environment.

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    William Griffin, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BSc MSc (Stanford) PhD (Minnesota)
    Distinguished Professor and Director (Technology Development and Industry Interaction), ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems, Macquarie University

    Bill Griffin is an internationally recognised expert in geology who specialises in utilising an interdisciplinary approach to mapping the inaccessible deep Earth.

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    Pamela Griffith, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    FRSN BArtEd DipArtEd CertTeach(NSW)
    Director, Griffith Studio and Graphic Workshop

    Substantial body of art works in the community. Represented in regional, state and federal collections. Commissioned to produce works of national significance for commemorative occasions. Art, history and science collaborations.

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    Ross Griffith, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (Leeds)
    Emeritus Professor, Griffith Services (Consultants)

    Ross Griffith has been a major force in textile education with world acclaim. He has freely given of his expertise, knowledge and time to The Smith Family and The National Trust (NSW)

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    Saul Griffith, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BEng (UNSW) MEng (Sydney) MS PhD (MIT)
    Chief Executive Officer, Otherlab

    Saul Griffith, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and advisor to President Biden, is an inventor and entrepreneur, whose company focusses on clean energy, robotics, and design and manufacturing.

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    Paul Griffiths, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    FRSN PhD FAHA FAAAS
    Professor, Department of Philosophy and the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

    Paul Griffiths is a leading researcher in the philosophy of science, with a special focus on genetics and development.

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    Gordon Grigg, Fellow (2021) : Interstate
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Qld) PhD (Oregon) DSc (Sydney)
    Emeritus Professor of Zoology, University of Queensland

    Gordon Grigg is a significant leader of research into Australian vertebrates. He is known for studies of the biology of saltwater crocodiles, and first discovered hibernation in a non-placental mammal.

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    Gilles Guillemin, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    AM OM (France) FRSN PhD (Bourgogne)
    Professor of Neurosciences, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Macquarie University

    Gilles Guillemin researches in the field of neuroimmunology and is an acknowledged world leader in tryptophan metabolism. He initiated the creation of the Motor Neurone Disease Research Centre at Macquarie University.

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    Geoffrey Gurr, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Plymouth) GradCert (Syd.) PhD (London) DIC (Imperial) DSc FRES
    Professor of Applied Ecology, School of Agriculture and Wine Sciences, Charles Sturt University

    Geoff Gurr has made a major and sustained contribution to applied ecology and agricultural sustainability that has been internationally recognised for its scientific rigour and practical impact.

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