Beryl Nashar, Geologist

About Beryl Nashar:

Profile from The Australian Academy of Science

Professor Beryl Nashar was the first Australian woman to be awarded a Rotary Foundation Fellowship, which she took in Cambridge. At the University of Tasmania she became the first Australian to be awarded a PhD in geology from an Australian university. Initially appointed lecturer in geology at Newcastle University College (part of the then New South Wales University of Technology), she became Foundation Professor of Geology when the University of Newcastle was formed.

Here, four years later, Professor Nashar became the first woman dean of science at an Australian university.