Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne

FAA, FAHA, FTSE, FASSA. Member, Australian Parliament 1977-98, Minister for Science 1983-90. Australian Representative, UNESCO, Paris 1991-95. Author of Sleepers, Wake! Technology and the Future of Work (1982), Dictionary of World Biography (1996), A Thinking Reed - autobiography (2006). He was the first Australian politician to draw attention to the ICT Revolution, biotechnology, climate change/global warming, population growth and sustainability, social responses to an ageing population (The Third Age). Only person elected as Fellow of all four of Australia's learned Academies.


  • –present
    Honorary (Professorial Fellow), Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne


    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Laws
    University of Melbourne, Master of Arts
    University of Technology, Sydney, Doctor of Letters
    Macquarie University, Doctor of Science
    Melbourne University, Doctor of Laws