Elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Victoria

In 1995, the Council of the Royal Society of Victoria inaugurated a Fellowship program to recognise those who have made an outstanding and widely-recognised contribution to science and technology in Victoria. In 2017, the RSV Fellowship was reframed around “an outstanding contribution to science and the Australian science community.”

Our distinguished Fellows can be recognised by the attribution of the post-nominal ‘FRSV,’ and are listed below:

Professor Brendan Wintle, BForSc(Hons), PhD, FRSV
Ms Judith Downes, BA (Hons), DipEd, GradDipBus (Acct), FAICD, FCPA, FCA, FRSV
Mr Damein Bell, GDipNatResMgt, FRSV
Ms Fern Hames PSM, BSc(Hons), GCertAustRurLeadership, FRSV

Dr Peter Baines, BA(Hons), BSc, PhD, FRSV
Dr William Birch AM, BSc(Hons), PhD, FRSV
Professor Rachel Webster AO, BSc, MSc, PhD, FAA, FRSV
Mrs Nicola Williams, BSc, DipEd, MSC, FRACI, FRSV


Dr Tom Beer AO, DSc, MSc, BSc, PhD, FRSV
Professor Jenny Graves AO, BSc, MSc, PhD, FAA, FRSV
Professor Pauline Ladiges AO, DipEd, MSc, PhD, FAA, FRSV
Dr Peter Thorne AM, BSc, PhD, DipPubPol, HonDEng, FACS, FRSV
Inducted 4 May, 2021

Professor Sandra Rees, BSc, MSc, MPhil, PhD, ScD, FRSV
Inducted 9 May, 2019

Professor Lynne Selwood AO, MSc, PhD, FRSV
Inducted 26th April, 2018

Laureate Professor Peter C Doherty AC, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, FRS, FMedSci, FRSV
Inducted 27th April, 2017

Professor Milton T W Hearn, BSc(Hons), PhD, DSc. FRSV
Inducted 10th March, 2011

Professor David V Boger, BSc, MSc, PhD, FRSV
Inducted 13th March, 2008

Dr Hilary J Harrington (1924 – 2015), MSc, DPhil, FGeioSocAust, FAusIMM, FGeolSocAses, FRSV 
Dr Murray J Littlejohn, BSc, MSc, PhD, FAAAS, FRSV
Both inducted 10th November, 2005

Dr Thomas A Darragh, BSc, DipEd, PhD, FRSV
Dr Joyce Richardson (1925 – 2019), MA, PhD, FRSV
Both inducted 11th November, 2004

Dr Yvonne Aitken AM (1911 – 2004), DAgSc, FRSV
Dr Martin R Harris, BSc(Hons), VEW, TSTC(DipEd), FRSV
The Hon Dr Barry O Jones AO, LLB, MA, FAA, FASSA, FTSE, FACE, FRSV
Professor John F Lovering AO, FAA, FTSE, FRSV
All inducted 10th October, 2002

Professor James Bowler AM, MSc, PhD, FRSV
Emeritus Professor Nancy F Millis (1922 – 2012), AC, MBE, BAgSc, MAgSc, PhD, FRSV

Both inducted 8th June, 2000

Professor Jerry M Adams, BSc, PhD, FAA, FRS, FRSV
Dr Clive K Coogan AM (1925 – 2005), BSc, MSc, PhD, IRSA, FTSE, FAIP, FRSV
Professor Suzanne Cory AC, BSc, MSc, PhD, FAA, FRS, FRSV
Professor Emeritus Sir Gustav Nossal AC, CBE, BSc, MB, PhD, FRS, FRCPL, FRCPA, FRACOG, FRACP, FRACMA, FRSE, FAA, FTSE, FRSV
Sir Arvi Parbo (1926 – 2019) AC, BEng, FTSE, FRSV
Dr Graeme I Pearman AM, BSc(Hon), PhD, FAA, FTSE, FRSV
Emeritus Professor John A Talent, BA, MSc, PhD, FRSV
All inducted 9th October, 1997

1995 – Foundation Fellows
Dr David H Ashton, PhD, FRSV
Dr Herbert H Bolotin, MSc, PhD, DSc, FRSV
Mr Dewar W Goode AM FRSV
Dr Phillip G Law AC, CBE, MSc, HonPhD, FAA, FTSE, FRSV
All inducted 12th October, 1995