Professor R.L. (Dick) Stanton AO FAA, who was Professor of Geology at the University of New England from 1975 to 1986, has been honoured by selection as an Inaugural Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales.
Professor Stanton was an undergraduate student at what was then Sydney University’s New England University College in Armidale in the 1940s. After work as an exploration geologist for Broken Hill South, a Lecturer in Geology at the University of Sydney, and a post-doctorate fellow at Queen’s University in Canada, he returned to Armidale in 1959 after being invited to take up a position as Senior Lecturer in Economic Geology at the University - by then the autonomous University of New England.
Professor Stanton was a Royal Society Bursar at Imperial College London and the University of Durham in 1964, Hoffman Research Fellow at Harvard in 1966-67, and British Council Visitor in the Department of Geology, Oxford, in 1978-80.
He was elected to the Australian Academy of Science in 1975, and was Vice-President of the Academy from 1989 to 1990. In 1996 he was honoured for his achievements by being named an Officer of the Order of Australia, and he is the recipient of many other awards.
For further information see Professor named as an Inaugural Fellow of NSW Royal Society on the UNE website.