Fellows of the Royal Society of NSW (W)

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.

  • Phil Waite, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Trevor Waite, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
  • Laurence Wakelin, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Gordon Wallace, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Qilin Wang, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • SueAnne Ware, Fellow (2017) : Hunter
  • Richard Waterhouse, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Ronald Webber, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Ian Webster, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Anthony Weiss, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Steven Weller, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
  • Paul Wellings, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
  • Tim Wess, Fellow (2014) : Interstate
  • Judith Wheeldon, Fellow (2013) : Sydney
  • John Whitelock, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • Thomas Whitford, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Robert Whittaker, Fellow (2016) : Hunter
  • Ian Wilkinson, Fellow (2013) : Sydney
  • Ann Williamson, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
  • George Willis, Fellow (2018) : Hunter
  • Jeremy Wilson, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
  • Glenn Withers, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Albert Wong, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Danny Wong, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
  • Anne Wood, Fellow (2008) : Southern Highlands
  • Michael Woods, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
  • Barry Wren, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
  • John Wright, Fellow (2012) : Southern Highlands
  • Phil Waite, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN JP BSc (Hons) PhD (London) MBChB (Otago) CertHEd (UNSW)
    Emeritus Professor in Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences, University of NSW

    Phil Waite is a leading academic specialising in neuroscience and spinal cord injury.

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    Trevor Waite, Fellow (2014) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc(Hons) (Tas.) MAppSc (Monash) PhD (MIT)
    CEO UNSW Centre for Transformational Environmental Technologies
    Scientia Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW (Sydney)

    David Waite is a researcher of international standing who has made a significant contribution to the field of environmental chemistry over the last four decades.

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    Laurence Wakelin, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Kent) PhD (Cantab) FRSC FRACI
    Honorary Associate Professor, School of Chemistry, UNSW Sydney

    Larry Wakelin is internationally recognised for his research into innovative DNA-binding anti-cancer drugs, particularly intercalating and DNA-directed alkylating agents, and for his teaching of pharmacology to both science and medical students.

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    Gordon Wallace, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    AO FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD DSc (Deakin) DSc (Hanbat) FAA FTSE FInstP FRACI
    Distinguished Professor and Director, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong

    Gordon Wallace has a global research reputation in the discovery and development of advanced materials and their use in energy as well as in health research.

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    Qilin Wang, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN PhD (Qld)
    Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney

    Qilin Wang is an internationally recognised researcher who has made significant contributions to the development of a suite of innovative technologies that revolutionise the science and practice of urban water management for Australian water utilities.

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    SueAnne Ware, Fellow (2017) : Hunter
    FRSN BS (CSU) MLA (Berkeley) PhD (RMIT) FAILA
    Professor of Landscape Architecture and Head, School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle

    SueAnne Ware is an internationally recognised researcher in landscape architecture whose scholarly and creative practice centres on socially engaged design processes, citizen co-design, and design activism.

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    Richard Waterhouse, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    FRSN BA (Hons) (Sydney) MA PhD (Johns Hopkins) FAHA FASSA
    Treasurer, Australian Academy of Humanities
    Emeritus Professor, Department of History, University of Sydney

    Richard Waterhouse is a leading scholar of the history of Australian popular culture and the history of rural Australia.

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    Ronald Webber, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BEd (Melb) MEd (Monash) PhD (RMIT) FRICS FAIBS
    Associate Professor in Construction Management and Building Surveying, School of Engineering and Technology, Central Queensland University

    Ronals Webber is a leading educator and advisor to Government on building design, particularly relating to fire safety.

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    Ian Webster, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    AO FRSN MB BS MD (Melb.) FRACP FRACGP FAFPHM FAChAM FAFRM
    Emeritus Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medecine, UNSW (Sydney)

    Ian Webster has served in senior leadership positions in Public Health and Community Medicine, and is known for his work on addiction, mental health and the impact of homelessness.

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    Anthony Weiss, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (Sydney) FTSE FRSC FRACI FAIMBE FRSA FAICD FBSE FTERM
    McCaughey Professor in Biochemistry and Professor of Molecular Biotechnology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, and the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

    Anthony Weiss established and is an acknowledged leader of the field of synthetic human tropoelastin and recombinant human elastin technologies. His discoveries span fundamental structure and function to the innovative translation of human tropoelastin.

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    Steven Weller, Fellow (2020) : Hunter
    FRSN BE (Hons) ME PhD (Newcastle)
    Professor of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering

    Steve Weller has made important contributions to feedback control theory and its application to the solution of problems in sustainable development and electrical power systems. He has taken many leadership roles in his university.

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    Paul Wellings, Fellow (2018) : Sydney
    CBE DL FRSN FRSA BSc (London) MSc (Durham) PhD (East Anglia) HonDSc (Lancaster) FAICD FRSA
    Former Vice-Chancellor
    Principal, University of Wollongong

    Paul Wellings has researched insect population ecology, biological control, and host plant resistance and is a former university Vice-Chancellor.

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    Tim Wess, Fellow (2014) : Interstate
    FRSN PhD FRSB FRSA PFHEA
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of the Sunshine Coast

    Tim Wess is recognised for his research in biophysics, in which he has expertise in the characterisation of non-crystalline biological materials, and for senior roles in higher education.

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    Judith Wheeldon, Fellow (2013) : Sydney
    AM FRSN BSc (Wisconsin) MEd (Sydney) FACE
    Vice President, Royal Society of NSW

    Judith Wheeldon is recognised for eminent and long-standing service to Australian secondary education at senior levels and for service to professional organisations.

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    John Whitelock, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    FRSN BAppSc PhD (UTS)
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering, UNSW (Sydney)

    John Whitelock has developed a detailed understanding of how the matrix around cells joins them together and controls their responses to growth and survival signals embedded within the matrix.

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    Thomas Whitford, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    FRSN BPsych PhD (Sydney)
    Professor of Psychology, School of Psychology, UNSW (Sydney)

    Tom Whitford is a world-renowned researcher into the neural basis of schizophrenia. He has pioneered the development of neurophysiological biomarkers for the disorder's psychotic features.

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    Robert Whittaker, Fellow (2016) : Hunter
    AM FRSN BAppSc GradDipEd (UTS) FAIB FAIQS
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Western Sydney University
    Professor of Practice, University of Newcastle

    Robert Whittaker is recognised as a national leader of the building profession who has played a a prominent role in raising the professional standards of the NSW and the national built environment.

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    Ian Wilkinson, Fellow (2013) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (So’ton) MSc (Warwick) PhD (UNSW)
    Honorary Professor, Marketing, University of Sydney

    Ian Wilkinson is recognised as a research leader in the development and management of business relations and networks as complex adaptive systems, and as a leader in marketing education.

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    Ann Williamson, Fellow (2015) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (LaTrobe)
    Professor and Director of Transport and Road Safety Research, School of Aviation, Transport and Road Safety Research Centre, UNSW (Sydney)

    Anne Williamson's strong body of research addresses both fundamental and applied aspects of transport safety problems and is making an impact on improving safety for the community.

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    George Willis, Fellow (2018) : Hunter
    FRSN BSc (Hons) (Adel) PhD (N'cle on Tyne) FAA
    Professor of Mathematics and ARC Laureate Professorial Fellow, School of Information and Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle

    George Willis is known nationally and internationally for his work in a number of fields of mathematics that have led to innovation and applications in topological algebra and in harmonic analysis.

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    Jeremy Wilson, Fellow (2020) : Sydney
    AO FRSN MB BS (Sydney) MD (UNSW) FRCP FRACP FAGA
    Emeritus Professor of Medicine, South Western Sydney Clinical School, UNSW (Sydney)

    Jeremy Wilson has had a distinguished career in academic and clinical medicine, together with senior leadership and governance roles in health and higher education.

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    Glenn Withers, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BEc (Hons) (Monash) MA PhD (Harvard)
    Professor of Economics, Research School of Economics, Australian National University

    Glenn Withers is a leading Australian economist and public policy adviser.

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    Albert Wong, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN B. Comm (UNSW) FAICD SF FIN
    Investment Banker, Stockbroker, Corporate Adviser (semi-retired)

    Albert Wong has made substantial contributions to society, embracing investment and the financial stewardship of foundations in tertiary education, research and the visual arts.

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    Danny Wong, Fellow (2021) : Sydney
    FRSN BSc (Hons) PhD (Monash) FRACI
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Molecular Sciences, Macquarie University

    Danny Wong is a highly respected academic in analytical chemistry who has made significant contributions to the development and applications of structurally small, antifouling carbon electrodes to neurotransmitter detection in vivo through many international collaborations.

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    Anne Wood, Fellow (2008) : Southern Highlands
    FRSN BSc (Hons) DipEd
    Retired

    Anne Wood has a unique combination of knowledge, authorship and work experience in the diverse fields of chemistry, national heritage, local government and national and international education.

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    Michael Woods, Fellow (2017) : Sydney
    FRSN BA Hons) GradDipEd
    Professor of Health Economics, Center for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney

    Professor Woods has made signignificant contributions to the wellbeing of the Australian community through the reform of aged care, the health workforce and other areas of public policy

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    Barry Wren, Fellow (2019) : Sydney
    AM FRSN MB BS (Sydney) MHealth MD (UNSW) FRANZCOG
    Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (Retired), .

    Barry Wren is a senior obstetrician and gynaecologist who has had a major influence in investigating and improving the care and well-being of postmenopausal women.

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    John Wright, Fellow (2012) : Southern Highlands
    AM FRSN BSc PhD FTSE FAusIMM FAIE GAICD
    Principal, Wright Energy Consulting

    John Wright has played a significant role in the advancment of energy research and development that has been recognised by the award of a member of an Australian Order.

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