Melbourne Laureate Professors

The University from time to time may appoint Melbourne Laureate Professors:

  • Nobel Laureates;
  • Scholars equivalent in standing to Nobel Laureates (who will be in fields in which Nobel prizes are not awarded) or
  • Distinguished professors from existing University of Melbourne professoriate.

All such appointments will carry the title of Melbourne Laureate Professors.

Appointment as a Melbourne Laureate Professor represents a significant honour and the University will ensure that prominence is given to the work of such professors.

Current Nobel Laureate Professors

Microbiology and ImmunologyPeter CharlesDoherty, AC BVScQld.MVScQld. PhDEdin.HonDVScQldHonDVScANUHonDScEdin. HonDScTufts.HonDScWarsawHonDMSc Rhodes HonDPh Kyorin FAA FRS RACP.
Appointed 1 July 2002.

Previous Nobel Laureate Appointments

Economics and Commerce

Professor Sir James Mirrlees
Appointed 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2007.

Professor Sir Clive Granger
Appointed 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2007.

Current Melbourne Laureate Professors

  • Melbourne Laureate Professor Geoffrey Wayne Stevens, Melbourne School of Engineering
  • Melbourne Laureate Professor Eric Charles Reynolds AO, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Melbourne Laureate Professor Rob Evans, Melbourne School of Engineering
  • Melbourne Laureate Professor Cynthia Hardy, Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Melbourne Laureate Professor Samuel Frank Berkovic AM, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Melbourne Laureate Professor Hugh Ringland Taylor AC, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Melbourne Laureate Professor Peter Singer, Faculty of Arts
  • Melbourne Laureate Professor Alan D Lopez, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Melbourne Laureate Professor Marshall William Lightowlers, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
  • Melbourne Laureate Professor John Hattie, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • Melbourne Laureate Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Melbourne Laureate Professor Frank Caruso, Melbourne School of Engineering
  • Melbourne Laureate Professor Hilary Charlesworth AM, Melbourne Law School