Catherine Greenhill of the School of Mathematics and Statistics has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales.

The category of Fellow recognises the substantial contribution made by members of the Society who are leaders in their fields within the disciplines of science, art, literature, and philosophy.  

Professor Greenhill, who joined UNSW Mathematics and Statistics in 2003, is the School's Head of Pure Mathematics. She is a leading research mathematician with special expertise in random graphs, combinatorics and discrete mathematics. 

She was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science last year, and was Chair of the Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group of the Australian Mathematical Society from 2021-22. Professor Greenhill was promoted to Professor at UNSW in 2019.

In 2015, she won the Australian Academy of Science Christopher Heyde Medal in Pure Mathematics, and was awarded the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications Hall Medal in 2010.

"I am honoured to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales", said Professor Greenhill.