Elected: 1986
Discipline: Clinical Sciences
Professor Roderick Samuel Fisher Campbell FRSE

Emeritus Professor, Australian Institute of Tropical Veterinary and Animal Science, James Cook University.

Professor Roderick Samuel Fisher Campbell, who died in Brisbane on March 22 2018 was a veterinary scientist who left a profoundly beneficial impact on animal health, animal production as well as veterinary education in the Australian and Asian region. A modest man, Rod Campbell was born in 1924 in Glasgow where he lived the first half of his life. Among other events, in 1942 he witnessed the bombing of Clydebank when he sneaked home for a weekend from the highland croft to which he’d been evacuated. He studied at the Glasgow Veterinary School and decided to become a pathologist rather than take up practice. “Of pathology,” he wrote, “you are drawn to the thrill of the chase, as every autopsy or biopsy is a forensic case where one uses the eye and logic to reach a conclusion about the nature and significance of the disease.” Read more