Fellows Of The College

UC is fortunate to have a rich community of supportive alumni, academics, past Council members and friends. Some of our distinguished supporters are also Fellows of the College.

Over the years, Fellowships have been appointed from distinguished members of the College community including Dr Jean Blackburn (UWC 1941), Mrs Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Professor Nancy Millis AC MBE (Governor), Dr Ursula Hoff (Governor), Mr Bill Rogers AO (Governor), Professor Peter Doherty AC, Dr Patricia Edgar AM (UWC 1955), Associate Professor Dawn Gleeson, Professor John Lovering AO (Governor), Emerita Virginia Spate AC (UWC 1956), Dr Di Bresciani OAM (UWC 1960) and Dr Lynne Broughton (UWC 1964).


PROFESSOR EMERITA VIRGINIA SPATE AC

FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE

Professor Emerita Virginia Spate AC was a resident student of University College from 1956-1959. An outstanding scholar in Fine Arts, Virginia became a lecturer in Art History at the Central School of Art, London, and Bath Academy of Art in the late 1960s. When Virginia returned to Australia, she took the position of Permanent Head of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Sydney (the first woman to be appointed to that position). Virginia also has a number of publications to her credit and she was a Patron of the College’s Building and Development Program.


PROFESSOR PETER DOHERTY AC

FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE

Professor Peter Doherty AC is a distinguished immunologist, researcher, Nobel Laureate, Companion of the Order of Australia, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Fellow of the Royal Society of London, and has won many prestigious international awards for research in medical science. Peter is the namesake and patron of the Doherty Institute in Melbourne, has been Australian of the Year, and is a Living National Treasure of Australia. We feel that Professor Doherty will challenge and stimulate our students and we are indeed privileged to have him accept our invitation to be a Fellow of the College.


PROFESSOR JOHN LOVERING AO

LIFE FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE

Professor John Lovering AO has served with distinction on Council from 1970 to 1979 and again from 2001 to 2009. John and his wife Kerry, presented the College with the wonderful armillary sphere sundial that welcomes people as they arrive at the entrance to the College. John was appointed as a Governor of the College in 1980.


DR BILL ROGERS AO

FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE

Dr Bill Rogers AO was a resident at Ormond in the 1940s and has been a director of many Australian companies throughout his career as a Solicitor as well as Chancellor of Monash University. He is a member of various committees, including the Law Institute of Victoria. Bill was made a Governor of the College in 1985 and was an invaluable member of the Building and Development Appeal Committee. His mother, Irene Rogers, was one of the founding women of the College.


DR PATRICIA EDGAR AM

FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE

Dr Patricia Edgar AM was a resident of the College from 1955 to 1957, a Graduate Resident and Treasurer of the Student Club in 1958, a distinguished member of our Council from 2004 to 2008, and a Governor from 2011. We welcome her not only for this past service, but as someone who continues to enrich the College community in a host of ways.


DR DI BRESCIANI OAM

FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE

Dr Di Bresciani OAM completed a Music Degree at the University of Melbourne and subsequently obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Music and Psychology undertaken with a Post Graduate Research Scholarship. In the 1980’s her research achieved international recognition, culminating in an invitation to visit the USSR by Dimitri Kabalevsky.

In 1988 Di and her husband Lino founded the Youth Music Foundation of Australia Inc (YMF) which is affiliated with leading music/arts institutions in Australia, Italy, the US and the UK. In 2003 Di was selected Woman Achiever of the Year by the Australian Brain Foundation. Di is a life member of the Melba Trust Foundation, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Music Teachers, a senior adjudicator for the Australian Music Examinations Board, a Governor of University College, an honorary Fellow of the Institute of Music Teachers, a Governor of the Florey and Mental Health Research Institute and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Di was awarded Medal of the Order of Australia in 2013 with the citation ‘for contributions to music, the visual arts and the community’. Di enjoys a distinguished career as a pianist, piano teacher and artist, having held several exhibitions of her work.


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DAWN GLEESON

TEACHING FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE

The students at University College hold Associate Professor Gleeson in high regard as a caring academic committed to helping them make a smooth transition to University. Her enhancement of the first year learning experience, particularly in Biology and Biomedicine, aligns entirely with the aims of the College.


DR LYNNE BROUGHTON

VISITING FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE

Dr Lynne Broughton was a University Women’s College resident from 1964 to 1967. Lynne has maintained an active contribution to the College by becoming a regular donor and honouring us whenever in Melbourne by presenting fascinating seminars, exhibitions and discussions on different aspects of her field of study. These have proved to be enjoyable for the College community and particularly stimulating for our students.