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Born
27 March 1930
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Geologist

Summary

John Francis Lovering was Professor of Geology at the University of Melbourne from 1969 to 1987 and Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University (South Australia) from 1987 to 1995. He has been involved in a phenomenal number of scientific and environmental organizations and has held many highly respected positions. His expertise and advice has been widely sort across the world.

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1951
Career position - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1951 - 1955
Career position - Assistant Curator of Mineralogy and Petrology at the Australian Museum
1953
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1953 - 1955
Career position - Postgraduate student and Teaching Associate in the Division of Geological Sciences at the California Institute of Technology, USA
1956
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the California Institute of Technology
1956 - 1960
Career position - Research Fellow in Geophysics and Geochemistry at the Australian National University in Canberra
1960 - 1964
Career position - Fellow in Geophysics and Geochemistry at the Australian National University
1963 - 1964
Career position - Visiting Professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Rochester, USA
1964
Career position - Guest Investigator at the Geophysical Laboratory at the Carnegie Institute of Washington
1964 - 1969
Career position - Senior Fellow in Geophysics and Geochemistry at the Australian National University
1969 - 1987
Career position - Professor of Geology and Head of the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne
1971
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1972
Career position - Visiting Professor at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Kernphysik in Heidelberg, Germany
1972 - 1973
Career position - Senior Research Associate at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland, USA
1977 - 1978
Career position - President of the Royal Society of Victoria
1978
Career position - Member of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) to Commonwealth Bay and Casey Base in Australian Antarctic Territory and Macquarie Island
1978 - 1980
Career position - President of the Geological Society of Australia
1979 - 1985
Career position - Member of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO
1982 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1983 - 1985
Career position - Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne
1984 - 1985
Career position - Member of the Australian Ionising Radiation Advisory Council
1985 - 1986
Career position - President of the Australian Geoscience Council
1985 - 1986
Career position - Member of the Marine Research Allocations Advisory Committee
1985 - 1987
Career position - President of the UNESCO International Geological Correlation Programme
1985 - 1987
Career position - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Melbourne
1985 - 1989
Career position - Chairman of the Antarctic Science Advisory Committee
1987
Career position - Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne
1987
Career position - ANARE expedition to Mawson and Davis Bases, Scullin Monolith, Heard Island
1987 - 1995
Career position - Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Geology at Flinders University of South Australia
1990 - 1996
Career position - Vice-President of the International Union of Geological Sciences
1992 - 1994
Career position - Presiding Officer of the Natural Resources Council of South Australia
1993 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
1993
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
1994 - 1999
Career position - President of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission
1995 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor at Flinders University of South Australia
1995
Education - Doctor of Science honoris causa (Hon DSc) received from Flinders University of South Australia
1998 -
Career position - Chairman of the Environment Conservation Council
1998 -
Career position - Chairman of the Australian National Seismic Imaging Resource
1998 - 1999
Career position - Member of the Natural Heritage Trust Advisory Committee
1999 -
Career position - Professorial Fellow of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne
1999
Education - Doctor of Science honoris causa (Hon DSc) received from the University of Melbourne

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Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • John Francis Lovering - Records, 1969 - 1987; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

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Book Sections

  • Lovering, J. F., 'Gregory, John Walter (1864-1932), Geologist, Geographer and Explorer', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 100-101. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090104b.htm. Details
  • Lovering, J.F., 'Mitchell, Stanley Robert (1881-1963), Ethnologist, Mineralogist, Metallurgist and Businessman', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 15, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000, pp. 384-385. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A150447b.htm. Details

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