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Corporate entry Australian National University (1946 - )

From
1946
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Functions
Education
Website
http://www.anu.edu.au/
Location
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Summary

The Australian National University (ANU) was established in 1946 by an Act of Parliament. Originally the University was Australia's only full-time research university, offering no undergraduate studies. In 1960 ANU amalgamated with the Canberra University College and broadened its range of activities, adding undergraduate teaching. Another amalgamation took place in 1992, with the Canberra Institute of the Arts joining ANU. The University is located on a 150-hectare campus close to the centre of Canberra.

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  • Anderson, Brian David Outram (1941 - )

    Professor of Systems Engineering 1981 - 1993; Head, Department of Systems Engineering 1982 - 1991; Director of the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering 1994 - 2002; awarded Chancellor's Special Commendation and Medal 2004

  • Anderson, John Stuart (1908 - 1990)

    Visiting Fellow, Research School of Chemistry The Australian National University 1981 - 1990

    Date: 1981 - 1990

  • Bessell, Michael (1942 - )

    Professor, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences 1988 -

  • Birch, Arthur John (1915 - 1995)

    Arthur Birch was a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Australian National University (ANU).

  • Bishop, Peter Orlebar (1917 - 2012)

    Peter Bishop was a Professor at Australian National Universities Department of Physiology between 1967 and 1982.

    Date: 1967 - 1982

  • Bryce, Robert Aitken (Bob) (1940 - 2017)

    Reader, Department of Mathematics 1983 - 2003

  • Busby, Peter A.

    Peter Busby obtained a master of arts degree from the Australian National University

  • Butler, Stuart Thomas (1926 - 1982)

    Stuart Butler was a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University.

    Date: 1953 -

  • Carver, John Henry (1926 - 2004)

    John Carver was a Professor of Physics and Director of the Research School of Physical Sciences at the Australian National University (ANU), in 1994 the ANU named a building after him at the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering.

    Date: 1978 -

  • Catcheside, David Guthrie (1907 - 1994)

    David Catcheside held multiple positions at the Australian National University between 1964 and 1994 including the founding director of the Research School of Biological Sciences (1967 - 1972).

    Date: 1964 - 1994

  • Chubb, Ian (1943 - )

    Vice-Chancellor 2001 - 2011

  • Compston, William (1931 - )
  • Craig, David Parker (1919 - 2015)

    David Craig held multiple roles at the Australian National University within the Research School of Chemistry. These included Foundation Professor of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry (1967 - 1984). Dean of the Research School of Chemistry (1970 - 1973) and Emeritus Professor from 1984.

    Date: 1967 -

  • Curtis, David Roderick (1927 - 2017)

    David Curtis held multiple positions at the Australian National University from Research Scholar in 1954 to Professor of Pharmacology (1966 - 1968 and 1973 - 1988), Professor of Neuropharmacology (1968 - 1973), and Head of the Department of Pharmacology (1973 - 1988). Between 1993 and 1995 he also served as a University Fellow.

    Date: 1954 - 1995

  • Eccles, John Carew (1903 - 1997)

    John Eccles was a Professor of Physiology at the Australian National University from 1951 to 1966.

    Date: 1951 - 1966

  • Elliott, William Herdman (1925 - 2012)

    Bill Elliott was a Fellow and Professor of Biochemistry (personal chair) at the Australian National University between 1957 and 1965.

    Date: 1957 - 1965

  • Evans, Denis James (1951 - )

    Professor of Chemistry and Leader of the Liquid States Chemical Physics Group, Research School of Chemistry 1989 - ; Academic Director of the Australian National University Supercomputer Facility 1989 - 1992; Dean, Research School of Chemistry 1998 - 2007

  • Fenner, Frank John (1914 - 2010)

    Frank Fenner was Director of the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies at the Australian National University between 1973 and 1979.

    Date: 1973 - 1979

  • Fletcher, Neville Horner (1930 - 2017)

    Neville Fletcher was a Adjunct Professor (1990 - 1995) and later a Visiting Fellow (1995 onwards) at the Australian National University.

    Date: 1990 - 2017

  • Florey, Howard Walter (1898 - 1968)

    Howard Florey was Chancellor of the Australian National University from 1965 until 1968.

    Date: 1965 - 1968

  • Gascoigne, Sidney Charles Bartholemew (1915 - 2010)

    Sidney Gascoigne held multiple positions at the Australian National University including Reader (1951 - 1961), Assistant Director Research (1961 - 1967) and Professor (1964 - 1980).

    Date: 1951 - 1980

  • Gibson, Frank William Ernest (1923 - 2008)

    Frank Gibson was a Fellow of the Australian National University

    Date: 1989 - 1991

  • Gottschalk, Alfred (1894 - 1973)

    Alfred Gottschalk was a Honorary Fellow at the Australian National University from 1959 to 1963.

    Date: 1959 - 1963

  • Hall, Peter Gavin (1951 - 2016)

    Professor of Statistics 1988 - 1991

  • Hannan, Edward James (1921 - 1994)

    Edward Hannan held multiple positions at the Australian National University including Professor of Statistics (1959 - 1970) and Head of the Department of Statistics, Institute of Advanced Studies (1982 - 1985).

    Date: 1954 - 1985

  • Hayes, William (1913 - 1994)

    William Hayes was Professor (1974) then Emeritus Professor (1979) of the Genetics Department at the Australian National University until his retirement in 1985.

    Date: 1974 - 1985

  • Heyde, Christopher Charles (1939 - 2008)

    Christopher Heyde was appointed Professor of Statistics at the Australian National University in 1987.

    Date: 1987 -

  • Horridge, George Adrian (Adrian) (1927 - )

    Adrian Horridge was Professor of Neurobiology at the Australian National University from 1968.

    Date: 1968 -

  • Jaeger, John Conrad (1907 - 1979)

    John Jaeger was a Professor of Geophysics at the Australian National University from 1951 to 1972.

    Date: 1951 - 1972

  • Jennings, Joseph Newell (Joe) (1916 - 1984)

    Professorial fellow in Geomorphology 1966 - 1977

  • Jones, Rhys Maengwyn (1941 - 2001)

    Professor, Department of Archaeology and Natural History 1993 - 2001

  • Kovács, László György (Laci) (1936 - 2013)

    Fellow (later Senior Fellow), Department of Mathematics 1963 - 2001

  • Lawrence, Peter (1921 - 1987)

    Peter Lawrence worked at the Australian National University between 1948 and 1957.

    Date: 1948 - 1957

  • Le Couteur, Kenneth James (1920 - 2011)

    Foundation Professor of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Advanced Studies 1956 - 1985

  • Macfarlane, Walter Victor (1913 - 1982)

    Walter Macfarlane was Professorial Fellow in Physiology at the Australian National University between 1959 and 1964.

    Date: 1959 - 1964

  • Mahler, Kurt (1903 - 1988)

    Kurt Mahler was a Professor of Mathematics with the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University from 1963 until 1968.

    Date: 1963 - 1968

  • McBryde, Isabel (1934 - )

    Professor of Prehistory 1986 - 1994

  • McClure-Griffiths, Naomi Melissa (1975 - )

    Professor of Radio Astronomy, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics 2015 -

  • Moran, Patrick Alfred Pierce (1917 - 1988)

    Patrick Moran was the foundation professor of statistics (1952 - 1982) and an Honorary Visiting Fellow National Health and Medical Research Council Social Psychiatry Research Unit (1983 - 1988) at the Australian National University.

    Date: 1952 - 1988

  • Moyal, Jose Enrique (1910 - 1998)

    Jose Moyal was a Reader in the Department of Statistics at the Institute of Advanced Studies based at the Australian National University (ANU) from 1958 until 1964. In 1977 the ANU awarded Jose Moyal an Honorary Doctorate in Science.

    Date: 1958 - 1977

  • Mulvaney, Derek John (John) (1925 - 2016)

    Foundation Professor, Faculty of Arts 1971 - 1985

  • Neumann, Hanna (1914 - 1971)

    Hanna Neumann was Professor and Head of Department of Pure Mathematics at the School of General Studies, Australian National University (ANU) from 1964 until 1971.

    Date: 1964 - 1971

  • Oliphant, Marcus Laurence Elwin (1901 - 2000)

    Marcus Oliphant held multiple roles at the Australian National University (ANU) including Director of the Research School of Physical Sciences (1950 - 1963), Professor of Physics and Ionised Gases (1950 - 1963) and Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies (1964 - 1967).

    Date: 1950 - 1967

  • Parker, Alan James (Jim) (1933 - 1982)

    Alan Parker was a Professorial Fellow at the Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University between 1969 and 1974.

    Date: 1969 - 1974

  • Paterson, Mervyn Silas (1925 - )

    Mervyn Paterson has held multiple positions at the Australian National University within the Department of Geophysics and Geochemistry (1953 - 1987) and Research School of Earth Sciences (1987 - 1991). From 1991 onwards he became a Emeritus Professor.

    Date: 1953 -

  • Pawsey, Joseph Lade (1908 - 1962)

    Joseph Pawsey received an honorary Doctorate of Science from the Australian National University in 1961.

    Date: 1961 -

  • Ringwood, Alfred Edward (Ted) (1930 - 1993)

    Ted Ringwood was appointed Professor of Geophysics since 1963, and of Geochemistry in 1967 at the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University. He was Director of the School from 1978.

    Date: 1967 -

  • Robertson, David Stirling (1920 - 1999)

    David Robertson was Fellow then Senior Fellow of the Research School of Physics at the Australian National University (1954 - 1964).

    Date: 1954 - 1964

  • Robertson, Rutherford Ness (1913 - 2001)

    Rutherford Roberston held multiple positions at the Australian National University between 1969 and 1986 including Master of University House (1969 - 1972), Pro-Chancellor (1984 - 1986), and Director of the Research School of Biological Sciences (1973 - 1978).

    Date: 1969 - 1978

  • Sackett, Penny D. (1956 - )

    Director of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics 2002 - 2007

  • Slatyer, Ralph Owen (1929 - 2012)

    Professor of Biology, Research School of Biological Sciences 1967 - 1972; Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Research School of Biological Sciences 1993 -

  • Stanner, William Edward Hanley (Bill) (1905 - 1981)

    Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, Institute of Advanced Studies 1964 - 1970

  • Titterton, Ernest William (1916 - 1990)

    Ernest Titterton has held multiple positions at the Australian National University including Foundation Professor of Nuclear Physics (1950 - 1968), Dean Research School of Physical Sciences (1966 - 1968), Director Research School of Physical Sciences (1968 - 1973), Professor of Nuclear Physics (1973 - 1981), and Visiting Fellow, Department of Nuclear Physics (1981 - 1987).

    Date: 1950 - 1987

Published resources

Books

  • Australian National University, Science in Australia: Proceedings of a Seminar Organised by the Australian National University, Melbourne, 1952, F. W. Cheshire, Melbourne, 1952. Details
  • Fenner, Frank and Curtis, David, The John Curtin School of Medical Research: the First Fifty Years, 1948-1998, Brolga Press, Gundaroo, New South Wales, 2001, 565 (577) pp. Details
  • Foster, S.G. and Varghese, Margaret M., The Making of the Australian National University 1946-96, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, 1996, 475 pp. Details
  • Ophel, Trevor and Jenkin, John, Fire in the Belly: the First Fifty Years of the Pioneer School at the ANU, Research School of Physical Science and Engineering, Institute of Advanced Studies, ANU, Canberra, 1996, 157 pp. Details

Conference Papers

Conference Proceedings

  • Science in Australia: proceedings of a seminar organised by the Australian National University on the occasion of the jubilee of the Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, July 24-27, 1951, F. W. Cheshire, Melbourne, 1952, 192 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Gani, J, 'Fifty Years of Statistics at the Australian National University, 1952-2002', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 16, no. 1, 2005, pp. 31-44. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR05001.htm. Details
  • Lafferty, K.J., 'The John Curtin School of Medical Research: Past Achievements and Future Directions', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 163, no. 11-12, 1995, pp. 609-611. Details
  • Porter, R., 'The John Curtin School of Medical Research', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 142, 1985, pp. 205-213. Details

Reviews

  • McCalman, Janet, review of Fenner, Frank and Curtis, David, The John Curtin School of Medical Research: the First Fifty Years (2001), Health and History, vol. 5, no. 2, 2003, p. 161. Details
  • Moyal, Ann, review of Fenner, Frank and Curtis, David (Eds), The John Curtin School of Medical Research: the first fifty years, 1948-1998, Brolga Press, Gundaroo, New South Wales, 2001, 565 pp., Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 14, no. 1, 2002, pp. 105-106. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=HR02901C_BR.pdf. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Fischer, Gad and Gilbert, Robert G., 'Ian Gordon Ross 1926-2006', Historical Records of Australian Science , vol. 20, no. 1, 2009, pp. 91-107. Details

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