Fellows of the Royal Society of NSW (P)

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.

  • Colin Pardoe, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Cecile Paris, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Robert Park, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Adrian Paterson, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Mark Paterson, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • John Patrick, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
  • Philippa Pattison, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Ian Paulsen, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
  • Srinath Perera, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Josua Pienaar, Fellow (2017) : Interstate
  • Hans Pols, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Susan Pond, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Laura Poole-Warren, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Jennifer Potts, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Ronika Power, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Paul Prenzler, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
  • The Honourable Justice Brian Preston, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Huw Price, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Mikhail Prokopenko, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • Colin Pardoe, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN President, Australian Archaeological Association 1998-2001. President, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists, 2003-2005.
    Specialist in biological anthropology and archaeology.

    Colin Pardoe is a specialist in biological anthropology and archaeology, being known for 'Archaeology in the service of Conservation', in particular in the Murray Darling Basin in collaboration with local Indigenous people.

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    Cecile Paris, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) (Berkeley) MS PhD (Columbia) FTSE
    Chief Research Scientist and Data61 Acting Chief Scientist, Data 61, CSIRO

    Cecile Paris's seminal work in personalisation in information systems has enabled social sciences to exploit new data sources through computer science technologies for societal benefit.

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    Robert Park, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc PhD (Syd.) FTSE
    Professor (Judith and David Coffey Chair in Sustainable Agriculture), School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney

    Robert Park has more than thirty years of experience in the genetic control of cereal rust diseases. This work, saving $1 billion each year, has been central to national efforts in cereal rust control.

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    Adrian Paterson, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc PhD (Cape Town) FTSE
    Former CEO, ANSTO
    Principal, Siyeva Consulting

    Adi Paterson has been involved in creating, establishing and developing science and technology institutions. His focus is on the interface between public spending and practical innovations that create wealth and quality of life, putting science and technology to work.

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    Mark Paterson, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    AO FRSN BBus (SAIT) FAICD FIML
    Chief Commissioner, Australian Skills Quality Authority

    Mark Paterson is a distinguished senior public servant who has served the Federal Government as Department Secretary, contributing to policy development and economic research in many areas of business and industry.

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    John Patrick, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
    FRSN BScAg (Hons) (Syd.) PhD (Macquarie) FAA
    Emeritus Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Newcastle

    John Patrick is internationally renowned for his contributions to advancing the conceptual understanding of the mechanisms and regulation of nutrient transport and partitioning within crop plants.

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    Philippa Pattison, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    AO FRSN PhD (Melb) FASSA
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), University of Sydney

    Pip Pattison is an expert in modelling social networks and network-mediated social processes. The value of these modelling approaches has been demonstrated across a broad range of social sciences, including public health and organisation studies.

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    Ian Paulsen, Fellow (2016) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (Monash) FAA
    Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular Sciences, Macquarie University

    Ian Paulsen is a leader in the field of microbial physiology and evolution through the application of big picture or global approaches such as genome sequencing, metagenomics, bioinformatics, microarrays, and functional genomics.

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    Srinath Perera, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) MSc PhD FRSN FAIB
    Professor of Built Environment and Construction Management, School of Built Environment, Western Sydney University

    Srinath Perera is an internationally recognised researcher and academic leader in construction economics and quantity surveying.

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    Josua Pienaar, Fellow (2017) : Interstate
    FRSN BSc (Pretoria) MBA (Bond) PhD (CQU) FAIB
    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students), University of Southern Queensland

    Josua Pienaar is a recognised tertiary education leader in the field of construction management.

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    Hans Pols, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) (Groningen) MS (Toronto) PhD (UPenn)
    Professor and Head, School of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney

    Hans Pols is a distinguished historian of medicine, with a speciality in the history of psychiatry and mental illness. He has an international reputation, combined with a special interest in Asia.

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    Susan Pond, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    AM FRSN MB BS (Hons) (Sydney) MS (UNSW) DSc (Qld) FTSE FAHMS FRACP FAICD
    President, Royal Society of NSW
    Chair, New South Wales Smart Sensing Network

    Susan Pond is a distinguished physician, scientist and director with deep expertise in biotechnology. She has the rare ability to create impact by combining disciplines and working at the intersections between them.

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    Laura Poole-Warren, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (UNSW) FTSE FAIMBE FBSE
    Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, UNSW (Sydney)

    Laura Poole-Warren has made outstanding research contributions in biomedical engineering. Through senior academic roles, she has significantly impacted institutional research and is an exceptional mentor and role model for young researchers.

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    Jennifer Potts, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN
    Head of School and Professor of Structural Biology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney

    Jennifer Potts is an internationally recognized structural biologist. Her work has generated a new understanding of the structure and function of proteins found on the surface of bacteria, including human pathogens.

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    Ronika Power, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) (Macq) MSc (Bradford) PhD (Macq) FSA
    Associate Professor, Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University

    Ronika Power is an outstanding scholar in the field of Bioarchaeology. She has conducted research across Europe and Africa in an innovative and authoritative manner.

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    Paul Prenzler, Fellow (2021) : Western NSW
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (Qld) FRACI
    Associate Professor in Chemistry, School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences, Charles Sturt University

    Paul Prenzler is a food, wine and agricultural chemist with a demonstrated commitment to science education and leadership in the National Indigenous Science Education Program at Charles Sturt University.

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    The Honourable Justice Brian Preston, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN SC BA LLB (Hons) HonDLitt (Macq) FAAL
    Chief Judge, Land and Environment Court of NSW

    Brian Preston has made a substantive contribution to environmental and planning law both in Australia and abroad by his distinguished service to the legal profession, education and academic discourse and the judiciary.

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    Huw Price, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) (Syd) MSc (Oxon) PhD (Cantab) FBA FAHA
    Emeritus Professor in Philosophy, University of Cambridge

    Huw Price is an internationally recognised philosopher, known for his work in the philosophy of physics. He has been a significant leader in Australian philosophy, serving as the President of the Australasian Association of Philosophy.

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    Mikhail Prokopenko, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN MSc (USSR) MA (Missouri) PhD (Macq)
    Professor and Director, Complex Systems Research, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Sydney

    Mikhail Prokopenko has a strong international reputation in complex self-organising systems and information dynamics, and is one of the pioneers of the new research field of Guided Self-Organisation.

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