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Peter Rutledge


Peter is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemistry at The University of Sydney. He received his BSc (Chemistry & Biochemistry) and MSc (Chemistry) from the University of Auckland, and completed his DPhil with Professor Sir Jack Baldwin at the Dyson Perrins Laboratory and Magdalen College in Oxford, working on penicillin biosynthesis.

He was appointed as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Dyson Perrins on completing his DPhil and held College Lectureships at Magdalen College (2000-2001) and Somerville College (2001-2002). In 2003 he moved to a Lectureship in Chemical Biology in the newly established Centre for Synthesis & Chemical Biology at University College Dublin.

Peter took up his position in Sydney in February 2006 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. He has held the RACI Athel Beckwith Lectureship (2007) and Nyholm Lectureship (2007–2009), and was awarded an AIPS Young Tall Poppy Award in 2008.

Peter has won the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Teaching (2011) and Support of the Student Experience (2010), an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Teaching Excellence (2011), and the Pearson Education RACI Centenary of Federation Chemistry Educator of the Year Award (2012).



Contact details

School of Chemistry F11

University of Sydney

NSW 2006



Room: 547

Tel:    +61 2 9351 5020

Fax:   +61 2 9351 3329


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