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Biographical entry O'Reilly, Suzanne Yvette (1946 - )

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Born
3 February 1946
Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Educator and Earth scientist

Summary

Suzanne O'Reilly research interests include the integration of geophysical, petrological and petrophysical data to construct realistic lithospheric models, the geochemistry and evolution of the mantle and lower crust, the geochemistry and origin of basaltic rocks and their high-pressure xenoliths, and the relationship between mantle geochemistry, volcanic activity, tectonic environment and economic deposits. She is noted for her pioneering, interdisciplinary contributions to mapping the deep earth.

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1967 - 1969
Career position - Teaching Fellow in the Department of Geology at the University of Sydney
1970
Award - Edgeworth David Travelling Scholar at the University of Sydney
1971
Career position - Teaching Fellow in the Department of Geology at the University of Sydney
1971
Education - PhD, University of Sydney
1980 - 1983
Career position - Tutor/Senior Tutor at Macquarie University, New South Wales
1980 - 1983
Career position - Lecturer at Macquarie University, New South Wales
1982
Career position - Leader of the first Australian Academic Science Petrological Delegation to China
1983 - 1985
Career position - Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, New South Wales
1985
Career position - Royal Society/Australian Academy of Science Visiting Fellow at Cambridge, UK
1985 - 1990
Career position - Associate Professor in the School of Earth Sciences at Macquarie University in New South Wales
1986 - 1998
Career position - Head of Geology at Macquarie University, New South Wales - various periods
1987 - 1991
Career position - Foundation Coordinator of the Centre Isotope Studies for Universities Consortium
1988 - 1990
Career position - Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Macquarie University in New South Wales for various periods
1989
Career position - Elected Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America
1990 -
Career position - Professor of Geology at Macquarie University, New South Wales
1990 - 1993
Career position - Member, National Panel for Engineering, Earth and Applied Sciences, Australian Research Council
1991 -
Career position - Professor of Earth Sciences (Personal Chair) at Macquarie University, New South Wales
1991
Career position - Member of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Earth Sciences Subpanel
1991 - 1995
Career position - Director of the Centre for Petrology and Lithospheric Studies in the School of Earth Sciences at Macquarie University, New South Wales
1993
Career position - Chair of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Earth Sciences Subpanel
1995 -
Career position - Foundation Director of the Australian Research Council (ARC) National Key Centre for Geochemical Evolution and Metallogeny of Continents (GEMOC) in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Macquarie University, New South Wales
1997 -
Career position - Concurrent Professor of Earth Sciences, Nanjing University, China
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in earth sciences
2001 - 2003
Career position - Member, Expert Advisory Panel for Physics, Chemistry Geosciences, Australian Research Council
2002 -
Award - Fellow, Norwegian National Academy of Science and Letters
2002 -
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
2002 - ?
Career position - Member, National Committee for Earth Sciences, Australian Academy of Science
2002
Career position - Member, Expert Advisory Committee, National Research Priorities, Department of Education, Science and Training
2003
Career position - Visiting Fellow, CNRS, France
2006 -
Career position - Guest Professor, University of Geoscience, Wuhan, China
2006 - 2007
Career position - Member, Steering Committee, DEST NCRIS (National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme)
2007 -
Award - Fellow, Geological Society of Australia
2007
Award - W. B. Clarke Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales
2009
Career position - Member, Research Evaluation Committee, Excellence in Research n Australia, trial for Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences, Australian Research Council
2011 -
Career position - Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (at Macquarie University)
2012
Award - Docteur Honoris Cause, Lyon University, France
2012
Career position - Member, Research Evaluation Committee, Excellence in Research for Australia, Australian Research Council
2013
Career position - Member, Reference Working Group, Excellence in Research for Australia, Australian Research Council
2013
Career position - Copernicus Visiting Professorship, University of Ferrara, Italy
2013 - 2016
Career position - Chair, National Committee for Earth Sciences, Australian Academy of Science
2015 -
Career position - Council Member, Australian Academy of Science
2015
Career position - Member, Research Evaluation Committee, Excellence in Research for Australia, Australian Research Council
2016
Award - Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the earth sciences as an academic and researcher, to tertiary education, and to scientific associations

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