Warwick Anderson

Professor Warwick Anderson

  • Post Nominals: FRSN, FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2012
  • Section(s): History, Asian Studies


Warwick Anderson is Janet Dora Hine Professor of Politics, Governance and Ethics in the Department of History and the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. During 2018-19 he was the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University. Until recently, he was an ARC Laureate Fellow (2012-17) at Sydney. Previously, he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley, the University of Melbourne, and Harvard University. An historian of medicine and the life sciences, he holds medical degrees from the University of Melbourne and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Anderson was awarded the Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship of the American Council of Learned Societies (2005-06), membership in the School of Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (2005-06), residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio (2005), and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (2007-08) and the Max Planck Institut fÜr Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin (2012). His work has earned him the W.K. Hancock Award of the Australian Historical Association (2004), the Social Sciences Prize in the Philippine National Book Awards (2007), the NSW Premier’s General History Prize (2009 and 2015), the William H. Welch Medal of the American Association of the History of Medicine (2010), and the Ludwik Fleck Award of the Society for Social Studies of Science (2010). He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Manchester, McMaster and Princeton universities.

Acknowledgement of Country

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