Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Operations)
Professor Richard Russell AM, BSc (Hons), PhD, DSc
Richard Russell was born in Southampton in England in 1944 and emigrated to Australia in 1952. He graduated with BSc (Hons) from the University of Tasmania in 1967 and PhD from the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University in 1972. He then spent a period of post-doctoral work at Imperial College, UK before returning to a position with the University of New South Wales.
Professor Russell's research interests have spanned the organic chemistry reactive intermediates, photochemistry, molecular architecture, new reagents for chemiluminescence analysis and new instrumental methods of analysis. He was awarded his DSc by the University of Tasmania in 1999. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute as well as The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Formerly Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology and Professor of Chemistry at Deakin University, he has written over 170 research papers. Outside research, he is an enthusiastic educator, and was president of 30th International Chemistry Olympiad held in Melbourne in July 1998. Professor Russell was awarded the Australian Award for University Teaching in Science, in 1998 and was made a Member of the Order of Australia, in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for 2001.
Professor Russell is also the Dean of Graduate Studies.