Mr Paul Power BSc Syd MSc NSW DipLaw BAB LLM UTS

Mr Paul Power

Representing: Science

Paul Power graduated from this university in 1965 with a BSc, majoring in chemistry and biochemistry. This is the basis of his membership of the Alumni Council as a representative of the Faculty of Science having joined the Standing Committee of Convocation (as the Alumni Council was then known) in 1976. He has been a member of the Executive of this committee for various periods and was Deputy President from 1997 to 1999 and in 2003.

Between 1965 and 1985 he worked in various research and clinical laboratories in Sydney, London and Vancouver most of his career in science being spent in the Department of Haematology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, specifically in the section dealing with bleeding disorders. While at RPAH, he became legally qualified and was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1984 and solicitor in 1987. In 1985 he changed careers and joined a Sydney firm of patent attorneys, becoming qualified as a patent and trade mark attorney in 1999. For the period 1998 to 2007 he was also an adjunct lecturer (senior lecturer since 2002) in the School of Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia; and is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).

Paul is a member of the board of directors of the Warrah Society (a Rudolf Steiner facility for people with intellectual disabilities). Over the years, he has also developed an interest in human and animal research ethics and in this regard is a member of the Sydney South West Area Health Service Human Ethics Review Committee (RPAH zone) and the Ethics of Clinical Practice Sub-committee at RPAH; the Sydney South West Area Health Service Animal Welfare Committee; and is a member of an occasional series of Safety Monitoring Committees at the Sydney Eye Hospital, this latter being a University of Sydney appointment.

His interests include travel, music, photography and history.