Founding Fellows

Mr James Power Snr

Experienced businessman and company director, and generous supporter of various Catholic causes.

Mr Karl Schmude

Executive Director, Campion Foundation, Trustee of Campion Institute Board, and formerly University Librarian, University of New England

Honorary Life Fellows

Dr David Daintree

President of Campion College 2008-12, and Founding Director of the Christopher Dawson Centre for Cultural Studies since 2013. Former Principal of Jane Franklin Hall, University of Tasmania, and Rector of St John’s College, University of Sydney.

The Most Reverend Kevin Manning

Bishop Emeritus of Parramatta 1997-2010, during the period of the establishment of Campion College in the Diocese of Parramatta. Former Secretary of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Bishop of Armidale NSW.

Mr Peter Beswick

Sydney businessman and philanthropist who has given long-standing support to Australian charitable organisations and foundations including Campion College.

Honorary Fellowships


Honorary Fellows directly assist the President, the College and its students, according to their range of interests and talents, by acting as ‘ambassadors’ for the College in the wider community. There are no specific duties, but ways in which Honorary Fellows might contribute include mentoring and advising students about their career choices, helping the Faculty with research projects, or serving from time to time as guest speakers. These are just examples; the list is not exhaustive, not should an Honorary Fellow feel under an obligation to do anything of this sort. The central point is that Honorary Fellows are an adornment to the College by virtue of their life and experience, and their identification with us in the wider world. They are men and women who enjoy the company of young people and have a sense of the vocation of Catholic education in the broadest and fullest sense.


Mr Giles A. Auty

Painter, writer, columnist and critic. Former adviser to the British Government on the arts and heritage, and the national curriculum.

Mrs Annouchka A. Auty

Musician, choreographer and designer. Former classical and baroque dancer.

Dr Udo Borgert (BA Hons, PhD)

Former Head of Department and Associate Dean at the University of Sydney, now retired. He is the author/editor/translator of a number of books and other publications. He continues to serve on various tertiary education boards (he is currently the Chair of Campion’s Course Advisory Committee and a member of its Academic Board) and he is an Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney. He has also been involved with professional theatre over a number of years as a dramaturge, translator and assistant director.

Brother Barry Coldrey

Br Barry Coldrey is engaged in religious writing under the label Tamanaraik Press and is heavily involved in Young Adult Catholic Ministry in Australia.

Dr Peter Coleman

Writer and journalist; former State and Federal Member of Parliament; former Editor of the Bulletin and of the Quadrant; author of many books and a columnist for the Australian edition of The Spectator.

Ms Miranda Devine

Journalist and radio and television commentator; columnist since 2010 for the Sydney Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph; and since 2013, a regular panelist on Sky News Agenda programs.

Mrs Mary Easson

Former Federal Member of Parliament (ALP) for the Division of Lowe in Sydney, and a former Trustee of the Campion Institute Board of Campion College.

Dr Andrew Foong

Sydney GP, married with two children, Apologist and former Catechist, Past Coordinator of Communications Course at Sydney Archdiocesan Seminary and teacher of Theology of the Body at Catholic Adult Education, Lidcombe.

Prof Jim Franklin

Philosophy and mathematics, University of NSW, author of Corrupting the Youth and What Science Knows.

Mrs Beatrice Gray

A barrister who teaches and examines in Australian Constitutional Law with the Law Extension Committee, University of Sydney; and a former Trustee of the Campion Institute Board of Campion College.

Professor Geoffrey Hull

Linguist, ethnologist and historian who has taught at various Australian universities and carried out research projects on the languages of East Timor, part of the time at Campion College. He is an Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University.

Mr Daniel Hill

Director of the University Chaplaincies of the Archdiocese of Sydney. He co-ordinates the spiritual, social, intellectual and cultural programs offered by the Chaplaincies at different universities in the Archdiocese. Daniel is also a PhD student at the University of Sydney, where he is doing a thesis on Medieval Bolognese Altarpieces.

Fr Greg Jordan SJ

Chaplain to the Australian Catholic Students’ Association; chaplain to the Medical Guild of St Luke, Brisbane; chaplain to St Gregory’s Traditional Latin Mass Community, Brisbane; formerly Headmaster of the Jesuit schools in Sydney, and Rector of university colleges in Hobart and Brisbane; formerly on the committee of the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy; founding member of the National Council of Independent Schools; and member of the Headmasters’ Conference of the Independent Schools of Australia.

Mr Brian Kilmartin

Magistrate in Queensland and a solicitor for 23 years prior to his judicial appointment in 2006. Former Chairman of the Board of Legal Aid Queensland and a member of the Council of the Queensland Law Society for many years. Consul of the Republic of Poland in Queensland.

Prof Greg Melleuish

An Associate Professor in the School of History and Politics at the University of Wollongong. His interests lie in the areas of intellectual history, political thought and world history. His books include Cultural Liberalism in Australia (Cambridge University Press, 1995) and The Power of Ideas: Essays in Australian Politics and History (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2009).

Ms Tess Livingstone

Senior journalist and lead writer for The Australian and The Weekend Australian. She has also written and edited eight books for publishers in Sydney, Melbourne, London and the United States. Her biography of Cardinal George Pell was published in Australia in 2002 and the United States in 2004.

Mr Rocco Mimmo

Sydney lawyer in his own practice. Established the Ambrose Centre for Religious Liberty in 2006 and held a public launch in 2009 in Sydney. He has been involved in social action throughout his adult life. In conjunction with others, he has attempted to influence the thrust of legislation adversely affecting the essential values associated around embryonic stem cell research, life, marriage and family. He has a Masters in International Law and has played a leading role in human rights debates.

Mr John Roskam

Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Former Executive Director of the Menzies Research Centre in Canberra.

Professor Tracey Rowland

Dean of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family (Melbourne) and a Permanent Fellow in Political Philosophy and Continental Theology. She is also a member of the Centre for Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham in the UK and an Adjunct Professor of the Centre for Faith Ethics and Society of the University of Notre Dame (Sydney). She is the author of Culture and the Thomist Tradition: after Vatican II (London: Routledge, 2003),Ratzinger’s Faith: the Theology of Pope Benedict XVI (Oxford University Press, 2008) and Benedict XVI: A Guide for the Perplexed (London: T & T Clark, 2010). She is also a member of the editorial boards of the English language edition of Communio: International Catholic Review (the journal founded by Pope Benedict and his circle of academic friends in 1972) and Radical Orthodoxy: Theology, Philosophy and Politics.

Rabbi Dr Shimon Cowen

Received a PhD in social philosophy from Monash University, Melbourne and rabbinic ordination in the Kollel Menachem Lubavitch, Melbourne, of which he was Programme Director, and from the Chief Rabbi of Haifa, Rabbi S.Y. Cohen. He also founded the Institute for Judaism and Civilization in 1998, helping to bring together the two worlds of religious tradition and secular society in discussion and, ultimately, harmony.

Dr. John Schuster

Completed his PhD at Princeton University in the history of science and early modern European history. He taught at Princeton and the Universities of Leeds, Cambridge, Wollongong and New South Wales, before retiring to full time research in 2011, in affiliation with the University of Sydney, Unit for History & Philosophy of Science, and Campion College. He has published extensively on the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century; Descartes’ career as a natural philosopher; the problem of the origins of the experimental sciences in the Eighteenth century; and the political and rhetorical roles of scientific method. He has extensive experience in the design of undergraduate courses and entire programs of study in history and philosophy of science. To that end he has written two open access textbooks. Currently, one of those texts is being translated for publication in China. His major study of Descartes’ early natural philosophical career has been published by Springer. He has been a member of the National Committee on History & Philosophy of Science of the Australian Academy of Science, and he was seven times elected President of the Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science. Web site:

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