Fellows of the Royal Society of NSW (M)

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.

  • Heather MacDonald, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Vaughan Macefield, Fellow (2019) : Interstate
  • Elizabeth Macgregor, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Chandini MacIntyre, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Hugh Mackay, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Roy MacLeod, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • William Mansell, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Francesco Marino, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
  • Robert Marks, Fellow (2013) : Sydney
  • Jennifer Martin, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
  • Thomas Maschmeyer, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Michael Matthews, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • John Mattick, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Iain McCalman, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Dane McCamey, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Adam McCluskey, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
  • Michael McDaniel, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • John McDonald, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Trevor McDougall, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Kim McKay, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Warren McKenzie, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Mary-Louise McLaws, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Sharynne McLeod, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
  • Belinda Medlyn, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Samantha Meers, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Katrin Meissner, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Joanna Mendelssohn, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Barbara Messerle, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Jason Middleton, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Seumas Miller, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
  • Jessica Milner Davis, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Bruce Milthorpe, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Angela Moles, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Andrea Morello, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Mark Morrison, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
  • David Musgrave, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
  • Heather MacDonald, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Pret) MTownRegPlann (Natal) PhD (Rutgers) FAPI
    Professor and Head, School of Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney

    Heather MacDonald is an outstanding academic with an extensive body of international research in the built environment. She has filled leading academic appointments in her field both in America and Australia.

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    Vaughan Macefield, Fellow (2019) : Interstate
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD DSc (UNSW)
    Conjoint Professor, UNSW
    Senior Principal Research Fellow, Department of Human Autonomic Neurophysiology, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

    Vaughan Macefield is a leading researcher into functional changes in the brain of people with obstructive sleep apnoea. Using fMRI he has identified areas of the brain involved in cardiovascular control in health and disease.

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    Elizabeth Macgregor, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    OBE FRSN MA (Edin) GradDip Museum Studies (Manchester)
    Director, Museum of Contemporary Art

    Elizabeth Ann Macgregor has transformed the MCA into Sydney's most accessible arts institution by bringing the work of contemporary artists to the broadest public and by offering creative learning programs.

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    Chandini MacIntyre, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN MB BS (Hons) (Syd) MAppEpid (ANU) PhD (ANU) FRACP FAFPHM
    Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Head, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW (Sydney)

    Rania McIntyre is a public health physician, educator, researcher and academic leader with an outstanding track record in leadership, education, innovation, change management, and research. She has successfully achieved major transformations of a large teaching unit at UNSW while being an internationally recognised research leader in infectious diseases epidemiology.

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    Hugh Mackay, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    AO FRSN BA (Syd.) MA (Macq.) DLitt (CSU, Macq, UNSW, WSU, Wollongong)
    Principal, Hugh Mackay Pty Ltd

    Hugh Mackay, one of the founders of The St James Ethics Centre, is a social psychologist and social researcher. He is known for the Mackay Report, and is the author of 12 popular works of non-fiction.

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    Roy MacLeod, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    OAM FRSN AB PhD LittD FAHA FASSA FSA FRHistS
    Professor Emeritus of History, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney

    Roy MacLeod is a historian of science and technology, and British, European, and Australian history. His work in ‘science studies’ has contributed to policy for research, higher education and innovation.

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    William Mansell, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    AM FRSN HonDEng (Sydney) FAIB FAIM CIEAust
    Managing Director, Chadwick Technology Pty Limited

    Bill Mansell has contributed to the science of building and, in particular, construction acoustic and radio interference screening. Has also contributed to construction education (TAFE) and university course accreditation.

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    Francesco Marino, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
    FRSN BPE DipTeach SpCertClinRes(Neuro) MEd PhD FESSA
    Professor of physiology and Head of School of Exercise Science, Sport
    Health, School of Exercise Science, Sport
    Health, Charles Sturt University

    Francesco Marino is a leading academic researcher in Exercise Science, Sport & Health, who studies human evolutionary biology and its relationship to human performance, health and fatigue.

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    Robert Marks, Fellow (2013) : Sydney
    FRSN BE MEngSci (Melb) ResCert (Cantab) MS PhD (Stanford)
    Emeritus Professor, School of Economics, UNSW Australia

    Robert Marks is an internationally recognised economist whose research has spanned the environmental implications of energy use, the strategic behaviour in markets with a low number of sellers, and the applications of game theory and economics in modelling the adaptive and learning behaviour in oligopolies.

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    Jennifer Martin, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
    FRSN MB ChB (Otago) BA MA (Oxon) PhD (Monash) FAHMS FRACP
    Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Discipline of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Newcastle

    Jennifer Martin is a clinical pharmacologist and toxicologist who enables drug development for optimal availability to patients, based on scientifically detailed pathophysiological conditions and appropriate drug response work.

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    Thomas Maschmeyer, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    FRSN PhD HonDSc FAA FTSE
    Professor of Chemistry and ARC Future Fellow, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney

    Thomas Maschmeyer is a distinguished chemist recognised for his work in catalysis. that has commercialised fundamental research in fields that address environmental problems: plastic-waste recycling and safe, scalable storage for renewable energy. His research has realised new and efficient way to convert renewable and plastic-waste inputs into their constituent chemical materials for reuse, and has reimagined zinc-bromide chemistry to develop a completely new solar-energy battery technology.

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    Michael Matthews, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc DipEd BA (Hons) MEd MA (Hons) (Sydney) PhD (UNSW)
    Honorary Associate Professor, UNSW (Sydney)

    Michael Matthews is an international leader in bringing together the research fields of history and philosophy of science and science education for addressing theoretical, curricular and pedagogical issues in science teaching.

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    John Mattick, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    AO FRSN BSc (Hons) (Sydney) PhD (Monash) FAA FAHMS HonFRCPA
    Professor of RNA Biology, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science, UNSW

    As a biomedical pioneer John Mattick has made seminal contributions to molecular biology, especially on architecture and function of fatty acid synthase complex and creating the first recombinant DNA-based vaccines. He has founded and/or led several centres of research, including the Garvan Institute for Medical Research.

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    Iain McCalman, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    AO FRSN MA (ANU) PhD Monash FASSA FAHA FRHS
    Emeritus Professor of History, Department of History, University of Sydney

    Iain McCalman has pioneered the growth and reputation of global environmental humanities and demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement in both traditional academic publications and in innovative media through his teaching, researching, writing and publishing.

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    Dane McCamey, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (UNSW) FAIP
    Professor of Condensed Matter Physics, School of Physics, UNSW (Sydney)

    Dane McCamey is an expert in the application of spin resonance to optoelectronic materials and devices, and also makes significant leadership contributions to the scientific community.

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    Adam McCluskey, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
    FRSN BSc PhD (Strathclyde)
    Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle

    Adam McCluskey is a world-class medicinal chemist who has pioneered the development of drugs targeting dynamin and protein phosphatases with applications ranging from cancer therapy to the control of parasitic infections.

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    Michael McDaniel, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (UWS)
    Professor, Director Jumbunna Institute, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement), University of Technology Sydney

    Michael McDaniel has had distinguished career of service and leadership in Indigenous higher education spanning almost three decades, together with senior state and Commonwealth government appointments and a record of service within the arts.

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    John McDonald, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Sydney)
    Senior Art Critic, Sydney Morning Herald

    A curator of exhibitions, writer and lecturer, John McDonald is best known as Australia's foremost art critic, writing in the Sydney Morning Herald and other major newspapers for thirty-five years.

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    Trevor McDougall, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    AC FRS FRSN BEng (Hons) (Adelaide) GradDipEcon (ANU) PhD (Cantab) FAA FInstP
    Scientia Professor of Ocean Physics, School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW (Sydney)

    Professor McDougall researches the ocean's role in climate, and in particular, ocean mixing processes and the thermodynamics of seawater and ice.

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    Kim McKay, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (UTS)
    Director and Chief Executive Officer, Australian Museum

    As Director and CEO of the Australian Museum since 2014, Kim McKay has had a major impact on Australia's cultural life, most visibly through the major redevelopment revealed in 2020. As an environmentalist, she was co-founder (with Ian Kiernan) of Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World.

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    Warren McKenzie, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BE MCom PhD (UNSW) CMatP
    Founder and Managing Director, HB11 Energy

    Warren McKenzie has made a significant contribution to the dissemination of scientific knowledge from Australia's scientific community (in particular, the nanotechnology community) via its promotion and commercialisation.

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    Mary-Louise McLaws, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN PhD MPH DTPH (Sydney) FSHEA
    Professor Epidemiology, Healthcare Infection and Infectious Diseases Control and Deputy Chair, Academic Board, UNSW (Sydney)

    Over two decades in Australia, and globally with the World Health Organisation, academic epidemiologist Mary-Louise McLaws has worked to reduce infectious diseases and improve health and to capacity-build infection prevention and control.

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    Sharynne McLeod, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
    FRSN BAppSc(SpPath) MAppSc PhD GradCertUniTeachLearn
    Professor of Speech and Language Acquisition, School of Teacher Education, Charles Sturt University

    Sharynne McLeod is a world leader in children’s speech and language research contributing to the development of global initiatives across continents, languages, and disciplines that have had international impact.

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    Belinda Medlyn, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Adelaide) PhD (UNSW)
    Distinguished Professor of Ecosystem Modelling, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University

    Belinda Medlyn is an ecosystem modeller who has made significant contributions to understanding and predicting the responses of vegetation, particularly Australian forests and woodlands, to climate change.

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    Samantha Meers, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BA LLB MLitt (Syd.) FAICD
    Executive Deputy Chair, Nelson Meers Group

    Sam Meers has demonstrated sustained leadership in the not-for-profit sector, driving higher standards in philanthropy.

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    Katrin Meissner, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN Dipl Ing (Lille) (DEA (U Paris VI) (PhD (Bremen)
    Professor and Director, Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW (Sydney)

    Katrin Meissner, a senior physicist and climate scientist, is one of the main developers of a climate model that has been extensively used as an assessment tool by the IPCC.

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    Joanna Mendelssohn, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) DipEd PhD
    Art Historian and Writer, University of Melbourne
    Previously, Associate Professor, COFA,, UNSW (Sydney)

    Joanna Mendelssohnis a leading art historian and critic who has contributed to our understanding of modern Australian Art, and in particular the life and works of the Lindsay family.

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    Barbara Messerle, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (Syd.)
    Visiting Professor, UNSW
    Senior Advisor, Nous Group

    Barbara Messerle is a chemist with over 25 years of experience in teaching, research, and academic leadership, including senior management roles of Dean and Provost. She is an accomplished and widely published researcher, with interests in catalysis and magnetic resonance.

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    Jason Middleton, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (Monash) FRAeS
    Emeritus Professor, School of Aviation, UNSW (Sydney)

    Jason Middleton has undertaken and led innovative research in oceanography, meteorology, aviation safety and remote sensing for over 45 years.

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    Seumas Miller, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
    FRSN BA(ANU) MA(Oxon) PhD(Melb) Dip.Ed. (SCV) HDipJourn (Rhodes)
    Professor of Philosophy, Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security Studies, Charles Sturt University

    Seumas Miller is a leading international applied philosopher whose research has had significant academic influence and external impact in, for example, policing; establishing Australia as a leader in professional and applied ethics.

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    Jessica Milner Davis, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) PhD (UNSW)
    Honorary Associate, Department of English, University of Sydney

    Dr. Davis is an internationally recognised scholar in humour, comedy, and cultural studies, particularly interested in trans-disciplinary approaches to humour and laughter, collaborating with colleagues in the natural and social sciences and humanities.

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    Bruce Milthorpe, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) (Macq) GradDipHEd (UNSW) PhD (ANU)
    Emeritus Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney

    Bruce Milthorpe is recognised for his significant research contributions in biochemistry and biomaterials development, and as a senior leader in higher education.

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    Angela Moles, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc(Hons) (VUW) GradDipHE (Macq) PhD (Macq)
    Professor and Director, Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, UNSW (Sydney)

    Angela Moles is known internationally for advancing understanding of how biotic and abiotic factors combine to shape global patterns in plant ecological strategy.

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    Andrea Morello, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN PhD (Leiden) FAIP
    Professor of Quantum Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW (sydney)

    Andrea Morello a pioneer in the design and operation of quantum computer devices in silicon, demonstrating the operation of the world-first single-atom quantum bit in silicon, and paving the way to the construction of powerful quantum computers using the same technology as commercial computer chips.

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    Mark Morrison, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
    FRSN BEc (Hons) PhD
    Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences, Charles Sturt University

    Mark Morrison has had a longstanding role in research leadership; development of the CenWest Innovate business accelerator; and contributions to academic literature and government decision making in environmental and agricultural economics and marketing.

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    David Musgrave, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
    FRSN BA (Hons) PhD (UNSW)
    Publisher and Managing Director, Puncher and Wattmann
    Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle

    David Musgrave is a publisher, and a published poet, novelist and critic. He has made a significant contribution to Australia's literary, and wider cultural, life.

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