Jock Marshall was the founding Professor of Zoology and Comparative Physiology and Dean of Science, Monash University 1960-1967. He was previously Reader in Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at the University of London 1949-1959 and had a distinguished war record.
Alan John (Jock) Marshall (1911-1967), professor of zoology, was born on 17 February 1911 at Redfern, Sydney, youngest of four children of native-born parents Robert Duncan Marshall, tramway fettler, and...
Born Sydney, 17 February 1911. Died Melbourne, 20 July 1967. Educated Universities of Sydney (BSc 1940) and Oxford (DPhil 1949, DSc 1956). Lost left arm in a shotgun accident 1927; member, Oxford University New Hebrides Expedition 1934; features writer, The Sun (Sydney daily newspaper) 1934; honorary ornithologist, Australian Museum 1935; University of Sydney 1935; member, Mandated and Dutch New Guinea Expedition 1936; leader, North West Spitsbergen Expedition 1937; undergraduate, University of Sydney 1938-40; tutor, St Paul's College, University of Sydney 1938; special writer and principal book reviewer, The Daily Telegraph 1939; student demonstrator, Department of Zoology, University of Sydney 1939-40; resident tutor in zoology and Grainger Postgraduate Scholar, St Paul's College, University of Sydney 1940-41; Army Education Service 1941; war service 1941-45; leader, Oxford University Jan Mayan Expedition 1947; demonstrator in zoology and animal physiology and DPhil student, Oxford University 1947-49; Reader in Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, University of London 1949-60; foundation Professor of Zoology and Comparative Physiology and Dean of Science, Monash University 1960-67. Back Award, Royal Geographical Society of London 1948; Corresponding Fellow, American Ornithologists' Union 1955; Fellow, Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union 1958. Commemorated by Jock Marshall Zoology Reserve, Monash University. Wrote a number of bestsellers, including Australia Limited (1941), Testament of Doubt (1945), Journey Among Men (1962, with Russell Drysdale) and The Great Extermination (1966).