Fellows of the Royal Society of NSW (O)

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.

  • Samantha Oakes, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Mary O'Kane, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Benjamin Oldroyd, Fellow (2006) : Sydney
  • Ian Oppermann, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Suzanne O'Reilly, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Frederick Osman, Fellow (2009) : Sydney
  • Seweryn (Sev) Ozdowski, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Samantha Oakes, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (UNSW)
    National Coordinator, Clinical Follow-Up Unit Omico, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

    Samantha Oakes' contributions to the improvement of breast cancer survival has been significant through the discovery of new therapeutic combinations, to leading the follow-up unit for Australia’s largest advanced cancer genomic clinical trial.

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    Mary O'Kane, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    AC FRSN BSc PhD FTSE HonFIEAust
    Former NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer
    Chair, NSW Independent Planning Commission

    Mary O'Kane is widely recognised for her achievements in computer science research, and her many contributions through roles at the highest level in higher education, in government, particularly in the energy, ICT, and research sectors, and in business.

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    Benjamin Oldroyd, Fellow (2006) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc PhD DSc
    Professor of Behavioural Genetics, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney

    Prof Oldroyd has transformed our understanding of insect societies by uncovering the genetic and mechanistic basis of worker sterility, the reasons for the transition to multiple mating by queens, and the mechanisms underlying social control of diseases.

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    Ian Oppermann, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc BE (Elec.) PhD (Syd.) MBA (London) FTSE FIEEE FACS FIEAust
    Industry Professor, UTS
    NSW Chief Data Scientist, Department of Customer Service, NSW Government

    Ian Oppermann is a global thought leader in the Digital Economy. His entrepreneurship and strong track record in strategic business transformation have delivered benefit to hundreds of millions of people.

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    Suzanne O'Reilly, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BSc (Syd) PhD (Syd) DHC(Lyon) FAA
    Distinguished Professor and Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems, Macquarie University

    Suzanne O'Reilly is an internationally-recognised expert in mapping deep Earth, with results increasing fundamental understanding of Earth's evolution and delivering widely adopted new tools to the mineral exploration industry.

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    Frederick Osman, Fellow (2009) : Sydney
    FRSN JP BSc (Hons) Phd (UWS) GradDipEd GradCertMarketing FAIP FACE FTGN
    Associate Director (Academic), Boston University

    Fred Osman is reconised as an experienced teacher and researcher at tertiary and secondary levels, and as an experienced manager of education programs across the school, community and industry sectors.

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    Seweryn (Sev) Ozdowski, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    AM FRSN LM MA (Hons) PhD HonDSocSc (RMIT) FAICD
    Professor and Director, Office of Equity and Diversity, Western Sydney University

    Sev Ozdowski is a social researcher known for his defence of human rights of refugees, and of people with disabilities and mental illness as well as for his contribution to multicultural policies in Australia.

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