The University of Adelaide is proud to have played a role in the lives of our alumni, and we are grateful for their professional contributions. It is with deepest condolences to their families, friends and colleagues that we pay tribute to their lives.
Emeritus Professor Robert (Bob) Seamark
Passed away 31st May 2023
Bob was both an alum and long-serving staff member at the University of Adelaide. Graduating with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science in 1959, he then obtained a PhD in Medicine from the University of Cambridge.
Bob returned to the University as a foundation lecturer in the Department of Animal Physiology at the Waite Institute (1964-1969), then as Senior Lecturer / Reader in Endocrinology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (1969-1995). In 2016, Bob was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine (honoris causa).
Professor Edwin Malcolm Symonds
MBBS (1958) MD (1970)
Professor Malcolm Symonds graduated MBBS from the University of Adelaide in 1958. He trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Australia and the UK. He was Clinical Senior Lecturer & Reader at UoA before being appointed to the Foundation chair of O&G in Nottingham, UK in 1972 where he worked until his retirement in 1997. He was made an honorary fellow of the RANZCOG in 1998 and a visiting Professor at Adelaide in 2002.
Beryl Kimber OBE
Passed away 25 November 2022
Alongside her late husband, Clemens Leske, Beryl Kimber was a much-loved figure at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, where she served as Associate Professor of Violin from 1964 until 1998. Beryl was an instrumental figure at the Elder Conservatorium, attracting the most gifted young violinists from around the country. She had extraordinary talent as both a musician and educator.
Professor Elizabeth Grant
B Arch St and Grad Dip Env St (1999), M Env St (2002), PhD (Arch) (2008)
Professor Elizabeth Grant was a leading architectural anthropologist, criminologist and esteemed academic, who evoked change through her research and design work in Indigenous architecture and placemaking. Professor Grant was a valued alumna and was a former Senior Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide.
Emeritus Professor George Rogers AO
Ph D (1963), D Sc (1978)
Emeritus Professor George Rogers joined the Department of Biochemistry at the University in 1963, as a reader, before being promoted to Professor. Professor Rogers served as Department Head from 1988 to 1992, and in 1992 became an Emeritus Professor of the University of Adelaide.