Steve Simpson in Top 100 most influential people
10 December 2009
Professor Steve Simpson, from the School of Biological Sciences, has been named in the top 100 most influential people in Sydney by the Sydney Morning Herald's the(sydney)magazine.
The list of Sydney's top 100 most influential people was released on 10 December 2009 in a special edition of the(sydney)magazine.
Dubbed 'The Sleuth' in the list, Professor Simpson was selected for his research on locust swarming, which led him to form the protein leverage hypothesis that also applies to more complex animals, including humans. His research, which started out as entomological but moved to dietary research in other animals, has implications for nutrition and obesity in humans.
Professor Simpson being named as 2009 NSW Scientist of the Year was highlighted in the listing, as was him crediting his mother, Pat, for his love of insects.
Professor Simpson was selected by a panel of eight experts in the Science and Technology section of the list, including Anna Patty (Sydney Morning Herald's education editor), Kathy Ridge (environmental lawyer), Julie Robotham (Sydney Morning Herald's health editor), Deborah Smith (Sydney Morning Herald's science editor), Dr Norman Swan (ABC Radio's presenter of The Health Report), Robyn Williams (ABC science broadcaster), and James Woodford (environment journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald).
Read more about Professor Simpson's research and him being named NSW Scientist of the Year in 2009.
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