Academy Oration and New Fellows Welcome Ceremony

Event details

Friday 29 November 2019

Pullman Melbourne on the Park
192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne

Timetable of events

Registrations arrival, tea and coffee

Annual General Meeting (Fellows only)

Discussion session (Fellows only)

New Fellows Symposium

Welcome drinks and networking

Oration and New Fellows Welcome Ceremony


Registrations close on Friday 15 November at 5pm

Tickets cost $190 per person

Tables of 10 for the Oration Dinner are available at $1800

More information

Amelia Dean
The Academy Events Coordinator
T: 03 9864 0919
E: events@atse.org.au

The program will begin from 9am and will include the Annual General Meeting, New Fellows Symposium and Oration Dinner.

Please note: the AGM and the discussion session that follows are for Fellows only.

The 2019 Orator: Professor Margaret Sheil AO FTSE

The Role of International Research and Education in Australia’s Innovation Ecosystem

Professor Margaret Sheil AO FTSE was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President of QUT in February 2018, having previously been Provost at The University of Melbourne (2012-2017) and Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council (2007-2012).

Professor Sheil has been an academic in chemistry and held a number of senior roles at the University of Wollongong, including as Dean of Science and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

She was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering in 2009 and is also a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and inaugural Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (ANZSMS).

Professor Sheil is Chair of the Board of the Queensland Museum, a member of the Board of Universities Australia, a member of the Australian Space Agency Advisory Group, and a member of the Advisory Council of the CSIRO Science Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF).

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Professor Margaret Sheil AO FTSE is the Academy’s Orator for 2019.

She was a Director of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) from 2015-2019 and the Advisory Board for Coursera. She was a member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Innovation and Engineering Council, the National Research Infrastructure Council and the Cooperative Research Centres Committee from 2007-2012.

In 2017 Professor Sheil was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her distinguished service to science and higher education as an academic and administrator, through significant contributions to the national research landscape, and to performance standards.

Professor Sheil holds a Bachelor of Science and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from The University of New South Wales, and was presented with the Science and Technology Alumni Award from UNSW in 2016.

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