Peter Orlebar BISHOP DSc; FRS; FAA

14 Jun 1917 – 3 Jun 2012


Photos taken 1942 and ~1996

Peter Orlebar BISHOP was a neurophysiologist whose research involved study of the mammalian visual system.  He was a 1993 winner of the Australia Prize, Australia's pre-eminent prize for scientific research.


Click this link to read an interview he gave in 1996

From "Who's Who" 1979:


BISHOP, Prof. Peter Orlebar, DSc; FRS 1977; FAA; Professor and Head of Department of Physiology, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, since 1967; b 14 June1917; s of Ernest John Hunter Bishop and Mildred Alice Havelock Bishop (née Vidal); m 1942, Hilare Louise Holmes; one s two d. Educ: Barker Coll., Hornsby; Univ. of Sydney (MB, BS, DSc). Neurol Registrar, Royal Prince Alfred Hosp., Sydney, 1941-42; Surgeon Lieut, RANR, 1942-46; Fellow, Postgrad. Ctee in Medicine (Sydney Univ.) at Nat. Hosp., Queen Square, London, 1946-47 and Dept Anatomy, UCL, 1947-50; Sydney University: Res. Fellow, Dept Surgery, 1950-51; Sen. Lectr, 1951-54, Reader, 1954-55, Prof. and Head, Dept Physiology, 1955-67. Vis. Prof., Japan Soc. for Promotion of Science, 1974.  FAA 1967; Fellow, Aust. Postgrad. Fedn in Medicine, 1969. Hon. Member: Neurosurgical Soc. of Aust., 1970; Ophthalmol Soc. of NZ, 1973; Aust. Assoc. of Neurologists, 1977. Publications: contribs on physiological optics and visual neurophysiology.  Recreation:  bushwalking.  Address: Department of Physiology, John Curtin School of Medical Research, P0 Box 334, Canberra City, ACT 2601, Australia. T: 062-492593.