Fellows are senior members of the College’s academic community and provide advice and support about the development of the academic, cultural and spiritual life of the College.

Queen’s College is proud to have a number of highly distinguished members of the academic, professional and spiritual communities as its Fellows.

Principal Fellow

Former Deputy Director and Joint Division Head, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.


Senior Fellows

Jaynie L Anderson AM OSI FAHA
Herald Professor Emeritus, The University of Melbourne, Herald Chair of Fine Arts 1997-2014, International President of Art History (2008-2012).

Geoffrey N Blainey AC  FAHA FASSA,  Hon LLD  (Melb)
Historian.  President of Queen’s College Council 1971-89 

Ivan W Caple AM BVSci (Hons) PhD (NSW) MACVSc
Professor and former Dean of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne.

John S Castles AM BArch(Hons) LFRAIA RIBA FAICD
Past President of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. Chairman Standards Australia. Practising architect. Past President of Queen’s College Council.

Robert W Gribben AM BA (Melb) MA (Cantab) MTheol (MCD) DD (Hon Shenandoah)
Professor Emeritus of Worship and Mission, Uniting Church Theological Faculty; liturgical and ecumenical theologian; 15 years head of ecumenical relations, the World Methodist Council.

David J Habersberger KC BA (Hons) LLB (Hons)
President of the Victorian Bar Council (1994-1995). Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria (2001-2013). Deputy Chair of the Victorian Legal Admissions Board since 2015, Chair since 2021. President of Queen’s College Council (1996-2002). Principal Fellow (2011-2017). 

John E Harris MBBS (Melb) FRACS
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon: Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons: Life Fellow of Australian Orthopaedic Association.

John A Henley BA (Melb) BD (MCD) PhD (Glas) DTheol (Hon MCD)
Sixth Master of Queen’s College (1993-2001).

Brian L Howe AO BA DipCrim (Melb) MA (Chicago)
Professorial Associate, Centre of Public Policy, University of Melbourne. Deputy Prime Minister of Australia 1991-95.

Marcia A Neave AO LLB (Hons) FASSA
Judge of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria. Commissioner of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Former Victorian Law Reform Commissioner.

Wilfrid R Prest AM BA (Hons) (Melb) DPhil (Oxon) FRHistS FASSA FAHA. Member of the Seldon Society, London
Emeritus Professor Emeritus of Law and History, University of Adelaide.

Edward W Shann BA (Hons) PhD (Cantab)
Economic consultant, Australian Financial Review contributor and former public servant, Director of Prime Value Asset Management and Access Economics 

Frank A Shann AM MB, BS MedSc (Melb)
FRACP, FCICM. Professorial Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne. Honorary Staff Specialist, Intensive Care Unit, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Ross A Williams AM BCom MSc (Econ) (Lond) PhD (Lond) FASSA
Emeritus Professor and former Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne. President of Queen’s College Council (2012-2018).

Norman J Young BA BD (Drew) PhD (Drew)
Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology in the Uniting Church Theological Hall. Fellow of the Melbourne College of Divinity.


Trevor S Bird BApplSc MApplSc PhD FTSE
Principal Antengenuity, Eastwood NSW, Distinguished Visiting Professor University of Technology, Sydney, Adjunct Professor Macquarie University, Sydney.

David L Copolov AO MB BS PhD FRACP FRANZCP DPM (Melb) MPM (Monash).
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Major Campuses and Student Engagement, Monash University, and Professor of Psychiatry at Monash University and the University of Melbourne.

Christopher D Cordner BA (Hons) BPhil DPhil (Oxon)
Academic philosopher specializing in ethics.

Douglas J. Coster AO MB BS (Melb) FRACS FRCS FRACO FCOphth
Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at Flinders University and is the current leader for the Flinders Centre for Ophthalmology, Eye and Vision Research.

Merlin Crossley BSc DPhil (Oxon)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Quality) at UNSW and Professor of Molecular Biology.

Georgina Downer LLB (Hons), BCom, Dip Mod Lang (French) (Melb) LLM (Hons) (LSE)
Inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the Robert Menzies Institute at The University of Melbourne.

Elizabeth Eldridge BA, LLB (Melb)
Senior Executive Victorian Public Service. Key leadership positions with Departments of Treasury and Finance, Justice and Economic and Regional Development. Chair Docklands Studios Melbourne 2009 to 2016. Director Victorian Traditional Owners Finds Limited 2011 to 2022 (Chair 2019 to 2022). Former Vice-President Queen’s College Council (2015-2023)

Sharon Hollis BA (Monash) BD (MCD) PGDVocEd (Melb)
Church leader and Theologian. Moderator of the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, 2016 – 2019. President of the Uniting Church in Australia for 2021-2024.

Malcolm Hopwood MB BS MPM MD(Melb)
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne. Past President RANZCP 2015-2017

Deborah S Johnson BA (Hons); M Mangt / Marktg (Univ. Paris Nanterre); GAICD
Writer, marketer and strategist specialising in the investment and consumer sectors. Past Vice President of Queen’s College Council.

Dorothy Ann Lee AM BA (Hons) (Newcastle), DipEd (Newcastle), BD (Sydney), PhD (Sydney) FAHA
Rev’d Professor, University of Divinity, Professor of New Testament, Trinity College Theological School.

Stephen Leslie BSC Hons (ANU), DPhil (Oxon)
Statistician working in the field of mathematical genetics

Stephen R Morton BSc (Hons) PhD DSc (Hon Adel)
Honorary Professorial Fellow with Charles Darwin University in Alice Springs. He studied at the Universities of Melbourne, California at Irvine and Sydney. Former Chief of Division and Executive Team member at CSIRO.

Robert S Osborn KC BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) LLM
Former Justice of the Victorian Supreme Court. (Principal Judge of the Common Law Division).

Andrew Peele BsC, LLB, PhD (Physics), Grad Dip (IP) Melb 
Group Executive for ANSTO Nuclear Science and Technology, former Director of the Australian Synchrotron from 2013-2021. Adjunct Professor of Physics at La Trobe University

Field W Rickards BSc (Hons) MEd PhD
Dean Emeritus of Education; Professorial Fellow, Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne

Director of Research, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne; Senior Intensive Care Consultant at Epworth Richmond and Freemasons; Chair, NHMRC Clinical Trials Ready Development Committee;  Board member of BioMedical Research Victoria, Fearless, the Caroline Chisolm Centre for Health Ethics, and the Biodevices Advisory Board at Swinburne, and is Patron of the Queen’s College Master’s Circle.

David T Runia BA (Hons) MA DLitt Dip Ed (Melb) LittD (VU Amsterdam) FAHA. Seventh Master of Queen’s (2002–2016).
Professorial Fellow, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. Honorary Professor, Institute of Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University.

Ellen Sandell BA/BSci (Melb), GAICD
State MP for Melbourne and Leader of the Victorian Greens. Former CEO and Director of the Australia Youth Climate Coalition, former Non-Executive Director of the Australian Conservation Foundation. Young Environmentalist of the Year (2009).

Rodney G Sims AO BCom(Hons), MEcon(ANU)
Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, Canberra; Chair of Opera Australia; Chair of the Superpower Institute;  Chair of the Competition Research Policy Network at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, Paris; and Chair of Australia’s National Data Advisory Committee.  Former Chair of The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Heather Thompson (née Grills) BA, DipEd, MSL (Hons) (Melb)
Former Principal, University High School, Parkville (2015 – 2020). A violinist who performs with Stonnington Symphony and various chamber ensembles.

Jane Tovey MB BS (Melb) MPsychMed (Monash) FRANZCP
Consultant psychiatrist specialising in trauma therapy.

Honorary Fellows

Janet Borland PhD (Melb)
Historian of modern Japan whose research focuses on fundamental relationships between people and the natural and built environment.

Ronald W Farren-Price AM DipMus DMus (Hon Melb
Principal Fellow and former Dean of the Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne. A concert pianist of international distinction.

Mustapa Mohamed BA (Melb) MA (Boston) DCom (Melb)
Malaysian Politician, Minister for International Trade and Industry.

Richard G Pestell AO., MB., B.S., (UWA).,  Ph.D., (Melb)  M.D., (Melb)., F.R.A.C.P., (Australia),   Doctorus  Honoris Causa (UWA), D. Med.Sci ., (Melb),  F.A.C.P. (USA),  F.A.A.A.S., F.R.S.B.,(UK).,  M.B.A., F.R.C.P. (Ireland), F.R.C.P. (London).
Distinguished Professor, Blumberg Institute, Vice President Academic Affairs, and Dean, Xavier University Medical School., President Pennsylvania Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Center. 

Primrose Lady Potter AC DLJ DocUniv (Hon ACU)
Life Governor of Ian Potter Foundation.

Loane Skene LLB (Hons) LLM (Monash) LL.D
Professor in Law at the Melbourne Law School and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne