Foundation Dean of Medicine

Richard Roderick ANDREW (1911-1994)

Dean, Faculty of Medicine (1961-1976)

Professor Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science (1935) and a Doctor of Medicine (1940) from the University of Melbourne.

Early career

Professor Andrew was Acting Superintendent of the Children's Hospital, Perth, 1939; Honorary Fellow of the Baker Medical Research Unit, 1946-55; Honorary Physician to Out-patients, 1946-57, and to In-patients, 1957-64, at the Alfred Hospital; Visiting Medical Specialist and Visiting Physician at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, 1947-56;  Member of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Melbourne, 1947-1960; Sub-Dean, 1956, and Dean, 1957-60, at the Alfred Hospital.

During World War II, Professor Andrew served as a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Australian Imperial Force in Australia, New Guinea, Egypt, Palestine and Syria. He was mentioned in dispatches in 1943.

Monash career

Professor Andrew was appointed founding dean of the Faculty of Medicine in 1960. He retired from Monash University in December 1976.

Minutes of Council Meeting 9/76 (pdf 120kb)

Minutes of Professorial Board 9/76 (pdf 456kb)

External appointments
  • Member of the Alfred Hospital Research Advisory Committee (1956-);
  • Trustee of the Baker Medical Institute (1960-);
  • Council member of Victorian Branch of the AMA (1964);
  • Chairman of the Australian-American Educational Foundation (Fulbright), (1970-76);
  • Member of the Advisory Medical Council of Australia (1971-);
  • Member of the World Health Organisation Expert Advisory Panel on Professional and Technical Education of Medical and Auxiliary Personnel (1972-);
  • Council member of the Australian National University (1974-77);
  • Vice-Chairman of the Victorian Medical Postgraduate Foundation (1976-);
  • Director of Medical Education at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Hospital, (1977-83);
  • Vice-President of the Baker Medical Research Institute, (1981-83) (Board member 1960-87)
  • Chairman of Friends of Monash University Gallery, 1987 (Committee member 1982-92)
Awards/honoursSources of information

Who's Who in Australia 1994; personnel files.

Professor Andrew, 1960

Emeritus Professor Andrew with Russell Drysdale's 'The Rabbiter', 1983