Colin David Branch Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science with honors, University Sydney, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, University Sydney, 1962.
Field geologist, Bureau Mineral Resources, Canberra, 1957-1962; senior volcanologist, Department Lands, Mines and Surveys, Rabaul, New Guinea, 1963-1964; petrologist-in-charge, Bureau Mineral Resources, Canberra, 1965-1968; senior lecturer geology, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, 1969-1970; professor geology, U. South Australia, Adelaide, 1970-1976; director resources, Department Mines and Energy, Adelaide, 1976-1987; assistant director general, Department Mines, Perth, since 1987. Part-time consultant, 1969-1976. Chairman, Board Of Directors Minerals and Energy Research Institute, Perth, since 1990.
Chairman Australian United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Committee for the International Geological Correlation Program, 1985-1988. Member Australian Ionising Radiation Advisory Council, since 1986. Fellow Australasian Institute Mining and Metallurgy (vice president since 1989).
Representative Federation Australian Scientific and Technology Socs. (inaugural secretary 1985-1987), Australian Geoscience Council (president 1984-1985, inaugural secretary 1981-1982). Member Geological Society Australia (national president 1980-1981).
Married Pamela Valerie Ford, January 7, 1959. Children: Alan Douglas, Bronwen Anne.