Western Australian Branch

Welcome to the WA Branch. Our committee meets on a bimonthly basis to collaborate and establish regular activities and events for our local members and the wider community.

Position Name
President - Ms Keelie Munroe
President Elect - Dr Matthew Peter Boon
Secretary - Mr Peter Anstis
Treasurer - Dr Vicky Barnett
Past President - Ms Tamsin Collins
Committee Member - Mr Nathan Curnow
Committee Member - Mr Al Day
Committee Member - Mr Ferdie Ferrante
Committee Member - Dr Terry Humphries
Committee Member - Ms Varshini Jayantha Kumar
Committee Member - Dr Paula McLay
Committee Member - Dr Elodie Rousset
Committee Member - Dr Alexandra Yeung

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Our groups


Within our Branch we have established a range of specialist interest groups. They have been formed to encourage networking and other events between members who have a particular area of interest, and to encourage the wider chemistry community to participate. We'd love you to be involved.

These groups comprise:

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Events and Awards 


Our branch is very active in holding regular events. Highlights include:

  • Western Australia held many regular event such as Global Womens Breakfast, Science Week Branch Awards dinner, Student Careers Night, WA Analytical group "Hackers" Golf day, Instrument trade show.
  • W E Ewers Citation Award :- The citation recognises contributions made to furthering the profession of chemistry. It is expected these contributions will normally be made by virtue of the nominee’s activities within and for the RACI West Australian Branch. The Wilf Ewers citation is not meant to cover achievements in chemical science and technology since these are recognised by other RACI awards such as the H G Smith and Applied Research Medals.
  • A McA Batty Medal :- This award is to be made to a member of the WA Branch who has made an outstanding contribution to chemistry, in particular, in the field of chemistry applied to industry or commerce, to the environment or to the quality of human life. Awarded not more frequently than biennially.


WA Branch Chemaraderie Key Note Speaker Series

Each month the WA Branch holds Chemaraderie, a Networking Event with a Keynote Speaker.

Please see below for a sample of this year's speakers

May - Colin Wheatley - The Thyroid System, Treatment History and the role of the Laws of Order of Chemical Reactions

April - A/Prof. Mark Paskevicius - Boron-based solid-state electrolytes for next-generation batteries

March - Dr Johan Janssen - How to Avoid a Pig's Heart Transplant



Become connected


If you would like get connected with WA branch please contact us

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