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Biographical entry Sprent, John Frederick Adrian (1915 - 2010)

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Born
23 July 1915
London, England
Died
1 November 2010
Moggill, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Veterinary scientist

Summary

John Sprent was Professor of Parasitology, University of Queensland, 1956-1983. He was interested in ascaridoid nematodes and their host-relationships.

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Award - Foundation Fellow, Australian College of Veterinary Scientists
- 1943
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)), University of London, England
- 1945
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of London, England
- 1953
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc), University of London, England
1942 - 1944
Career position - Veterinary Research Officer, Colonial Veterinary Service, Nigeria
1945 - 1946
Career position - Cooper Centenary Research Fellowship, Ministry of Agriculture Veterinary Laboratories, England
1946 - 1947
Career position - University of London Travelling Studentship and Cooper Centenary Research Fellowship, University of Chicago, United States of America
1947 - 1948
Career position - Seymour Coman Research Fellowship in Preventive Medicine, University of Chicago, United States of America
1948 - 1952
Career position - Senior Research Fellow, Ontario Research Foundation, Canada
1952 - 1954
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology, The University of Queensland, Australia
1954 - 1956
Career position - Research Professor in Parasitology, The University of Queensland, Australia
1956 - 1983
Career position - Professor of Parasitology, The University of Queensland, Australia
1960 -
Award - Fellow, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, United Kingdom
1961
Award - Payne Exhibition (Scholarship), The University of Melbourne
1962
Award - Henry Baldwin Award, American Society of Parasitologists, United States of America
1963 - 1969
Career position - Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, Australia
1964 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1964 - 1965
Head - Foundation President, Australian Society for Parasitology
1973 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Society for Parasitology
1974 - 1993
Career position - Editor in Chief, International Journal of Parasitology
1981 -
Award - Fellow, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
1981
Award - Mueller Medal, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS).
1984
Award - Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)

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Journal Articles

  • Angus, B. M., Cannon, L. G. R. and Adlard, R. D., 'Parasitology and the Queensland Museum, with Biographical Notes on Collectors', Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Nature, vol. 53, 2007, pp. 1-156. Details
  • Bryant, Chris et al., 'John Frederick Adrian Sprent 1915-2010', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 24, 2013, pp. 316-38. Details
  • Sprent, J. F. A., 'Ronald Harry Wharton 1923-83', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 6, no. 2, 1985, pp. 293-301. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9850620293.htm. Details
  • Sprent, J. F. A., 'Parasitology in Brisbane', International Journal for Parasitology, vol. 16, no. 4, 1986, pp. 281-5. Details
  • Sprent, J.F., 'Harold Marshall Duncan Hoyte 1928-1996', International Journal of Parasitology, vol. 27, 1997, pp. 251-255. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.