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Biographical entry Zillman, John William (1939 - )

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Born
28 July 1939
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Meteorologist and Science administrator

Summary

John Zillman was Director of the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology from 1978. He joined the Bureau of Meteorology in 1957 initially as a cadet meteorologist in Brisbane. Zillman then served as a forecaster in the Sydney and Brisbane regional offices, before moving to Melbourne in 1966. He coordinated Australia's participation in the 1979 Global Weather Experiment and negotiated the strengthening of the research role of the Bureau in the early 1980s. He was First Vice President of the World Meteorological Organization from 1987 to 1995, and has been its President from 1995.

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1957 - ?
Career position - Cadet Meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology in Brisbane
1960
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Queensland
1961
Education - Honours completed at the University of Queensland
1966
Career position - Moved to the Southern Hemisphere Analysis Centre, Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne
1966 - 1969
Career position - Senior Meteorologist at the International Antarctic Meteorological Research Centre
1969
Career position - Supervising Meteorologist at the Synoptic Research Branch
1970
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Queensland
1972
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Wisconsin, USA
1972
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1972 - 1974
Career position - Superintendent of Physical Research at the Bureau of Meteorology
1974 - 1978
Career position - Assistant Director of Research at the Bureau of Meteorology
1978 -
Career position - Director of the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology
1987 - 1995
Career position - Inaugural Vice President of the World Meteorological Organization
1993 - 1994
Career position - President of the Royal Society of Victoria
1995 -
Career position - President of the World Meteorological Organization
2000 -
Career position - Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne
2006 -
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)

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Journal Articles

  • 'What the Others are Doing: Bureau Profile 4 - Taking the World View', Weather News, vol. 170, October 1970, 1970, pp. 5-6. Details
  • 'Dr John Zillman', Weather News, vol. 243, December 1978, 1978, pp. 4-5. Details

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Digital resources

Title
Zillman, John W. Portrait
Type
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