Thomas William Walker, ONZM (2 July 1916 – 8 November 2010) was an Anglo-New Zealand soil scientist. He was known as "Tom" or "John" or "Johnnie" after the Johnnie Walker brand of whisky, or "The Prof" to students and latterly viewers of Maggie's Garden Show .To his family he was "Baba".
Born in Shepshed, Leicestershire, he was educated at Loughborough Grammar School and the Royal College of Science. He continued his career at Rothamsted Experimental Station, University of Manchester and for the National Agricultural Advisory Service. In 1952, he emigrated to New Zealand, to become the first professor of soil science at Canterbury Agricultural College. He returned to Britain in 1958, but came back in 1960, to his old job at the soon to be renamed Lincoln College, New Zealand. He retired in 1979, becoming emeritus professor from then until his death in 2010.
The University of Otago is a collegiate university based in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. It scores highly for average research quality, and in 2006 was second in New Zealand only to the University of Auckland in the number of A-rated academic researchers it employs. In the past it has topped the New Zealand Performance Based Research Fund evaluation.
The College of St Gregory and St Martin at Wye, more commonly known as Wye College, was an educational institution in the small village of Wye, Kent, England, 60 miles (100 km) east of London in the North Downs area.
The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta is one of the higher institutions of learning owned and run by the Federal government of Nigeria.
Michael Christopher Jackson OBE is a British systems scientist, consultant and Emeritus Professor of Management Systems and former Dean of Hull University Business School, known for his work in the field of systems thinking and management.
Roger John Field is a retired New Zealand plant scientist and university administrator. He served as the Vice Chancellor of Lincoln University from 2004 to 2012.
James Alexander McWha is a botanist whose professional career was devoted to teaching, research and educational administration in New Zealand, Northern Ireland and Australia. He retired as Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Adelaide on 30 June 2012. In October 2013 he was appointed as Vice Chancellor of the newly created University of Rwanda. He retired from the University of Rwanda in October 2015.
Sir Malcolm McRae Burns was a New Zealand agricultural scientist, university lecturer and administrator.
Alexander ‘Alex’ Zelinsky, is an Australian computer scientist, systems engineer and roboticist. His career spans innovation, science and technology, research and development, commercial start-ups and education. Prof Zelinsky is Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Newcastle joining the university in November 2018. He was the Chief Defence Scientist of Australia from March 2012 until November 2018. As Chief Defence Scientist he led Defence Science and Technology for Australia's Department of Defence.
Vada Harlene Hayne is an American academic administrator who currently serves as the vice-chancellor and a professor of psychology at the University of Otago in New Zealand.
Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal bin Ibrahim (born 16 June 1968) is a politician from Singapore. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party (PAP), he is currently a Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Social and Family Development. He also currently serves as a Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC for the ward of Nee Soon Central. He has been an MP since 2006.
Jacqueline Sara Rowarth has a recognised history in academia, has a strong public profile as a science advocate and communicator, and is known for her work as an agri-environmental analyst and commentator.
Brian Garner Wybourne was a New Zealand physicist known for his work on the energy levels of rare-earth ions.
Robert Dudley Jolly is a New Zealand veterinary academic, currently an emeritus professor at Massey University, specializing in animal pathology. Much of his research has been into animal models of human disease, including Batten's Disease and mannosidosis.
Edward Neill "Ted" Baker is a New Zealand scientist specialising in protein purification and crystallization and bioinformatics. He is currently a distinguished professor at the University of Auckland.
Douglas Charles Edmeades is a New Zealand soil scientist. He was involved in high-profile litigation in relation to the effectiveness of the Maxicrop brand of fertilizer.
Sidney Murray "Sid" Hurst was a New Zealand farmer and a pioneer of irrigation in North Otago. A member of the Lincoln College Council for 23 years, including six years as its chair, he advocated for the independence of the institution from the University of Canterbury.
Paul Joseph Boyle, is a British geographer, academic, and academic administrator. He was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester between 2014 and 2019. He had been Professor of Human Geography at the University of St Andrews from 1999 to 2014, and Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) from 2010 to 2014. He took over as Vice-Chancellor of Swansea University at the end of the 2018/2019 academic year.
Brian Peter John Molloy is a New Zealand plant ecologist, conservationist, and former rugby union player.
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