Professor Rodney Scott has been recognised for his contributions in the field of genetics in medicine.

Laureate Professor title awarded

Monday, 13 March 2017


Professor Rodney Scott from the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy in the Faculty of Health and Medicine, has been awarded the title of Laureate Professor, in recognition of his remarkable research career and outstanding contributions in the field of genetics in medicine.

Laureate Professor Rodney Scott

Internationally regarded in his field, Professor Scott has been recognised as a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK), Fellow of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia, Fellow of the Faculty of Science (Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia) and with a Privatdozent (DSc equivalent) from the University of Basel, Switzerland.

“The title of Laureate Professor recognises exceptional academic achievement, and is among the highest academic honours conferred at the University of Newcastle,” Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen said.

“Rodney has achieved remarkable success during his time at UON.  We are proud to celebrate his outstanding research career through the awarding of this title,” she said.

Professor Scott has generated more than $37 million in research income and has been continuously funded by the ARC, NHMRC and the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Independent referees noted Rodney’s “extraordinary publication record of over 500 publications, many in the highest ranking journals in the world (Nature, Science, Nature Genetics, JCNI, JAMA, Journal of Clinical Oncology, NEJM, and The Lancet, among others)”. His publications have been cited over 25,000 times and he has a career h-index of 67.

An Award Committee, comprising national, external and UON scholars, unanimously endorsed the five year award.