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Ian Douglas Hume

biology educator

Ian Douglas Hume, Australian biology educator. Research fellow Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Stuttgart, Germany, 1978-1979, Andechs, Germany, 1994, traveling fellow Australian Academy of Sciences and Japan Society Promotion of Science, Okayama, 1992.


Hume, Ian Douglas was born on July 11, 1943 in Perth, Australia. Son of Arnold and Doris (Lathwell) Hume.


Bachelor of Science with honors, University Western Australia, Perth, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Western Australia, Perth, 1970. Doctor of Science, University New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia, 1986.


Research associate University Kentucky, Lexington, 1969-1970. Assistant professor University California, Davis, 1970-1972. Edward Moss research fellow University Western Australia, Perth, 1972-1973.

Lecturer biochemistry University New England, Armidale, 1973-1975, senior lecturer, 1976-1981, associate professor, 1982-1987. Professor biology University Sydney, Australia, 1987-1993, Challis professor Australia, since 1994. Visiting expert International Atomic Energy Agency, Khartoum, Sudan, 1977.

Visiting lecturer Hass anuddin University Ujung Pandung, Indonesia, 1981.



President National Parks Association NSWSW, Armidale branch, 1980-1981. Fellow Australian Institute Biology. Member Royal Zoological Society New South Wales, Nutrition Society Australia, Australian Mammal Society, Australian Association Humboldt Fellows, Comparative Nutrition Society (president 1999-2000).


  • Other Interests

    Stamp collecting/philately, ornithology.


Married Desley Anne Elder, May 27, 1967. Children: Paul Douglas, Andrew Douglas, Joanna Louise.

Arnold Hume

Doris (Lathwell) Hume

Desley Anne Elder

Paul Douglas Hume

Andrew Douglas Hume

Joanna Louise Hume