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Biographical entry Allbrook, David Benjamin (1923 - 2016)

Born
4 September 1923
England
Died
1 August 2016
Occupation
Anatomist and Palliative care specialist

Summary

David Allbrook was Professor of Anatomy, University of Western Australia (1965-1986) and published in the fields of anatomic and physical anthropology, medical education, medical ethics and palliative care.

Details

Born in England, David Allbrook completed his medical studies at University College in London and went into general practice. But after four years he took up an appointment at the Makerere University College in Uganda, firstly as senior lecturer in anatomy and medical officer for the Student Health Service (1952-1958), then Reader (1961-1965) and then honorary Dean of the Faculty of Medicine (1962-1965). He held the same honorary position with the University of East Africa. Later Allan was appointed Vice-president and Councilor of the Ugandan Medical Association. He left Africa in 1965 to accept the post of Professor of Anatomy at the University of Western Australia, a position he held for over 20 years.

Throughout the 1980s David Allbrook was visiting medical officer or fellow at many overseas institutes and hospitals. He took on many concurrent administrative and honorary positions back in Western Australia and for over 15 years has been an external examiner for medical faculties from universities around the world. Allbrook is a member of at least 11 national and international academic societies including the Zoological Society of London and he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal studies. He retired in December 1986 putting an end to his prodigious career.

Events

1948
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at University College in London
1948
Career position - Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, London
1948
Career position - Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in London
1948 - 1949
Career position - Medical Resident in London
1949 - 1950
Career position - Junior Lecturer at University College London
1950 - 1952
Career position - General practice in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK
1950 - 1952
Career position - Research Associate of the Royal Society at the University College London
1952
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at University College London
1952 - 1958
Career position - Medical Officer and Senior Anatomy Lecturer at Makerere University College in Uganda
1959 - 1961
Career position - Fulbright Fellow at Washington University, USA
1961 - 1965
Career position - Professor of Anatomy at Makerere University College in Uganda
1962 - 1965
Career position - Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Makerere University College in Uganda
1963 - 1965
Career position - Dean of the Faculty of Medicine University of East Africa
1965 - 1975
Career position - Head of the Department of Anatomy and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia
1965 - 1986
Career position - Professor of Anatomy at the University of Western Australia
1967
Career position - Medical Education Consultant, World Health Organisation - Western Pacific Region
1971
Career position - Medical Education Consultant, World Health Organisation - Western Pacific Region
May 1978 - 1980
Career position - President of Amnesty International Australia
1980 -
Career position - Honorary Medical Coordinator at Amnesty International Australia
1983 -
Career position - Honorary Clinical Assistant in Medical Oncology at the Royal Perth Hospital
1983 - 1985
Career position - Deputy Director of the Hospice Palliative Care Service
1983 - 1986
Career position - Head of the Department of Anatomy and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia
1985 -
Career position - Medical Officer for the Hospice Care Service of Western Australia
1985
Career position - Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Australia
1985
Career position - Physician at the Queenslea Hospice of the Bethesda Hospital

Archival resources

Private hands (Allbrook, D.B.)

  • David Benjamin Allbrook - Records, 1965 - 1987; Private hands (Allbrook, D.B.). Details

Published resources

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J & Annette Alafaci