Fellows of the Royal Society of NSW (K)

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.

  • Scott Kable, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Naguib Kanawati, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Gisela Kaplan, Fellow (2005) : Hunter
  • Sami Kara, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Grace Karskens, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Peter Karuso, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Maria Kavallaris, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Edward Kehoe, Fellow (2012) : Sydney
  • Christopher Kelen, Fellow (2019) : Hunter
  • Simon Killcross, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Robin King, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Richard Kingsford, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • The Honourable Michael Kirby, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Eric Knight, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Rachael Kohn, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Gregory Kolt, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Scott Kable, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc(Hons) GradDipBusAdmin PhD FRACI
    Professor, School of Chemistry, UNSW (Sydney)

    Professor Scott Kable is an internationally recognised expert in photochemical reaction mechanisms, particularly with regard to the atmosphere, and a highly awarded science educator.

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    Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Sharif) MSc (Tehran) PhD (RMIT) FRSC FIET
    Professor and Director, Centre for Advanced Solid and Liquid based Electronics and Optics, UNSW

    Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh is an Australian scientist involved in research in the fields of materials sciences, electronics and transducers. He led his group to the invention of ingestible chemical sensors.

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    Naguib Kanawati, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BA (Alexandria) MA (Alexandria) PhD (Macq)
    Distinguished Professor of Egyptology, Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University

    Naguib Kanawati is an internationally recognised expert in archaeology and art history, and in particular, Egyptology.

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    Gisela Kaplan, Fellow (2005) : Hunter
    FRSN BA(Hons) MA DipEd PhD (Monash) PhD (UQ) HonDSc (UNE)
    Emeritus Professor in Animal Behaviour, School of Science and Technology, University of New England

    Gisela Kaplan is internationally recognised for ground-breaking research into vocal learning, communication and cognition of birds and other vertebrates, and for her advocacy for science on wildlife, especially native birds.

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    Sami Kara, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc MSc PhD (UNSW) FCIRP
    Professor in Manufacturing Engineering, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW (Sydney)

    Sami Kara is a world-renowned researcher and educator in the area of sustainability in manufacturing. He approaches engineering problems with a life-cycle view in order to address sustainability at the source.

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    Grace Karskens, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BA MA PhD (Sydney) FAHA
    Professor of History, School of Humanities and Languages, UNSW (Sydney)

    Grace Karskens is a leading authority on early colonial Australia, cross-cultural history and ethnographic history. Her research expertise also includes environmental and urban history, historical archaeology and public history.

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    Peter Karuso, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Syd.) CertEd (Macq.) PhD (Syd.) FRACI
    Professor of Chemistry, Department of Molecular Sciences, Macquarie University

    Peter Karuso is a world-renowned chemist recognised for his research in natural products chemistry and for pioneering the field of "reverse chemical propteomics".

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    Maria Kavallaris, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BAppSc (UTS) PhD (UNSW) FAHMS
    Professor and Head, Translational Cancer Nanomedicine Theme, Children's Cancer Institute and UNSW (Sydney)

    Maria Kavallaris is an outstanding scientific leader who is internationally recognised for her research in cancer biology and therapeutics and her innovation in driving interdisciplinary research in cancer nanomedicine.

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    Edward Kehoe, Fellow (2012) : Sydney
    FRSN BA Lawrence) PhD (UIowa)
    Professor, School of Psychology, UNSW (Sydney)

    Jim Kehoe has advanced scientific psychology through both basic and applied research, supervision of research students, and its wider dissemination through contributions in the not-for-profit, defense, and business sectors.

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    Christopher Kelen, Fellow (2019) : Hunter
    FRSN
    Emeritus Professor, University of Macau

    Christopher (Kit) Kelen is a well-known Australian poet, scholar, and visual artist, and Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Macau, where he taught Creative Writing and Literature for many years.

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    Simon Killcross, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) PhD (Cantab) FEPA
    Professor and Head, School of Psychology, UNSW (Sydney)

    Simon Killcross has an international reputation in the field of behavioural neuroscience, including studies of brain mechanisms underlying learning, and the cognition neural substrates underlying executive function, particularly with reference to animal models of schizophrenia.

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    Robin King, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BE (Hons) (Sheffield) PhD (IC) FTSE FIE HonFIEAust FIET
    Emeritus Professor, University of South Australia
    Higher Education Consultant, Australian Council of Engineering Deans (ACED)

    Robin King is a leader in Australia's engineering education sector, having held senior national positions with Engineers Australia, the Australian Council of Engineering Deans, as well as in several universities.

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    Richard Kingsford, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc DipEd (Sydney) PhD (UNSW)
    Professor and Director, Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW (Sydney)

    Richard Kingsford is a well-known academic and public communicator who has made a significant contribution to the ecology of rivers and wetlands in Australia.

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    The Honourable Michael Kirby, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    AC CMG FRSN BA LLB BEc LLM(Hons) (Sydney) HonDLitt (various) HonLLD (various)
    International Jurist, Professor and Visiting Fellow Past Justice of the High Court of Australia

    Michael Kirby has made a great contribution to the welfare of Australians through his long careeer as a High Court Judge and international jurist. He is Patron of the Kirby Institute UNSW.

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    Eric Knight, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BA LLB (Hons) (Sydney) DPhil (Oxon)
    Executive Dean, Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University

    Eric Knight is internationally recognised for his work on strategic complexity and how organizations manage multiple competing goals, with impact both into academia and the wider community.

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    Rachael Kohn, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    AO FRSN Dip Social Work (Ryerson) BA (Hons) (Concordia) MA PhD (McMaster) HonDLitt (UNSW)
    Former presenter and producer of religion programs, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    Rachael Kohn has examined some of the most serious issues threatening the cohesiveness of Australian society and provided a scholarly basis for the recognition and avoidance of sectarian conflict.

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    Gregory Kolt, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Melb.) GradDipEd (Hawthorn) BAppSc GradDipBehavStudsHealth PhD (LaT)
    Professor and Dean, School of Health Sciences, Western Sydney University

    Gregory Kolt is a recognised senior academic leader and manager with extensive experience in University settings, including achievements in significant change and growth processes.

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