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Biographical entry Simpson, Christopher R.

electrical engineer


Chris Simpson joined the Wallaby Club in 1986, was elected President in 1993 and has been Editor of Card from 2005. He trained as an electrical engineer and spent three years with the Australian Antarctic Division (1966-1968), including a year (1967) at Mawson as electrical engineer, supporting the auroral physics programme. In 1971 he drove overland from London to Australia. In the UK he built computers and wrote software. Computing remained his livelihood until joining Swinburn University in 1989, teaching subjects including 'Computer Ethics', until retirement in 2002. He is a son of Dr R. McC Simpson and a grandson of Dr L. Mitchell.


Other career appointments include:
* electrical engineer in the United Kingdom with Elliott Automation and Honeywell (1969-1972);
* electrical engineer in Australia with Honeywell and Hewlett Packard (1973-1980);
* Private Cosultant (1980-1989);
* Lecturer in School of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Swinburne University (1989-2002);
* established and co-directed the Australian Institute of Computer Ethics from 1997.


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Membership - Wallaby Club


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Sources used to compile this entry: Attwood, Harold (ed.), The Centenary History of the Wallaby Club, Landscape Publications, Mont Albert, 1993. List of members page 140, additional references pages 98, photographs pages 128, 129.

Prepared by: Gavan McCarthy

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The Wallaby Club is a Melbourne-based walking club established in 1894 with a strong bias towards good fellowship, talking and an appreciation of both the natural and built environments. Membership is strictly limited and is by invitation only.

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