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Emeritus Professor, The University of Melbourne

Andrew Gleadow is an Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences and former Head of the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He has worked extensively in the field of geological dating and has been a pioneer in developing fission track methods for reconstructing the temperature history of the continental crust. He has also worked in dating hominid fossil sites in East Africa and over the last six years he has led the Kimberley Rock Art Dating project adapting various radiometric methods to dating the Aboriginal rock art of the Kimberley region in NW Australia.


  • 2013–2021
    Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne
  • 1999–2013
    Professor of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne
  • 1989–1998
    Professor of Geology, La Trobe University


  • 1975 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 1970 
    University of Melbourne, BSc(Hons)


AO Officer in the Order of Australia, FAA Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science