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Portrait of Professor Iain Young, Dean of Faculty of Science

Dean, Faculty of Science

Professor Iain Young 

Professor Young is a biophysicist who works at the interface of physics and biology, using soil as a model system to examine functionality in complex porous media over space and time.

Before joining the University of Sydney, as the inaugural head of the University’s School of Life and Environmental Sciences in 2016, Professor Young spent six years as a head of school at the University of New England, following extensive experience leading major research groups in his native country of Scotland.

Professor Young took a Bachelor of Science with honours and a PhD in soil physics at the University of Aberdeen before commencing his academic career at the Scottish Crop Research Institute.

His academic work crosses the boundaries of modelling and experimentation and he is known internationally in these areas, particularly in the functional quantification of the 3D architecture of soil and how the spatio-temporal processes of such complex structures impact on microbial and plant life and vice-versa.

School of Chemistry
Professor Philip Gale 

School of Geosciences
Professor Phil McManus 

School of History and Philosophy of Science
Professor Hans Pols

School of Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Jacqui Ramagge 

School of Physics
Professor Celine Boehm 

School of Psychology
Professor Frans Verstraten 

Sydney School of Veterinary Science
Professor Frazer Allan

General Manager, Faculty of Science
Jasmine Chambers

Associate Deans

Associate Dean (Education) 
Professor Pauline Ross 

Associate Dean (Indigenous Strategy and Services) 
Associate Professor Jaime Gongora 

Associate Dean (Research)
Professor Margaret Barbour

Associate Dean (Research Education) 
Associate Professor Samuel Mueller 

Associate Dean (Student Affairs) 
Ms Helen Agus 

Associate Dean (Student Life) 
Associate Professor John O'Byrne 

Educational Integrity Coordinator  
Professor Holger Dullin 

Deputy Educational Integrity Coordinator  
Dr Caleb Owens

Academic Leader (Honours) 
Professor William Pritchard

Academic Leader (Talented Students Showcase/Dalyell (TSP/DL) 
Dr Toby Hudson

Degree Coordinator (BLAS) 
Professor Fiona White

Degree Coordinator (BMedSc) 
Professor Philip Poronnik

Academic Advisor (Biological Sciences) 
Dr Osu Lilje

Academic Advisor (Chemistry) 
Professor Brendan Kennedy

Academic Advisor (Geosciences) 
Dr Daniel Penny

Academic Advisor (History & Philosophy of Science) 
Associate Professor Dominic Murphy

Academic Advisor (Mathematics and Statistics) 
Associate Professor Shelton Peiris

Academic Advisor (Medical Science) 
Dr Meloni Muir

Academic Advisor (Medical Science) 
Dr Tina Hinton

Education 
Veronica Boulton 

Executive Services 
Kerrie Webb (Acting) 
Sarah Gooch (on maternity leave)

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Kristl Mauropoulos

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Dr Sarah Brecknock

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Dr Jane Radford

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Vaiju Deb

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Tom Sapina

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Louise Atkins

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Paul Harvey 

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Chris Angwin 

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