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Biographical entry Millis, Nancy Fannie (1922 - 2012)

AC, MBE, FTSE

Born
10 April 1922
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
29 September 2012
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Microbiologist

Summary

Nancy Millis was Professor of Microbiology at the University of Melbourne 1982-1991. She was originally appointed as a lecturer in the department in 1956 following the award of a Fulbright travel grant in 1954. She is one of the pioneers of the study of fermentation technology in Australia.

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Events

1945
Education - Bachelor of Agricultural Science (BAgSci), The University of Melbourne
1946
Education - Master of Agricultural Science (MAgSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1948
Education - Master of Agricultural Science (MAgSci), The University of Melbourne
1949 - 1952
Career position - Boots Scholar at Bristol University
1951
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Bristol University
1952
Education - PhD, Bristol University, England
1953 - 1982
Career position - Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Melbourne
1954
Career position - Fulbright Travel Grant
1977
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
1977
Award - Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
1978 - 1980
Career position - President of the Australian Society for Microbiology
1981
Career position - Chairman of Commonwealth Government Recombinant DNA Monitoring Committee
1982
Career position - Rubbo Orator at the Australian Society for Microbiology
1982 - 1987
Career position - Professor of Microbiology at the University of Melbourne
1988
Career position - Emeritus Professor of the University of Melbourne
1990
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)
1992 - 2006
Career position - Chancellor of La Trobe University, Victoria
1993
Education - Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc (Hon)) received from the University of Melbourne

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Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Bhathal, Ragbir, Profiles, Australian women scientists, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1999, 191 pp. Details
  • Morrison, Sally, Nancy Millis: Microbiology 'Boots and All', On the Edge of Discovery: Australian Women in Science, Farley Kelly, Text Publishing Company, Melbourne, 1993, 155-177 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Nancy Millis: a life in science', The University of Melbourne Voice, vol. 5, no. 2, 11 May - 8 June 2009. Also available at http://archive.uninews.unimelb.edu.au/news/5817/index.html. Details
  • 'Girl's own adventure', The University of Melbourne Voice, vol. 8, no. 5, 5 May 14 - June 9 2012. Also available at http://voice.unimelb.edu.au/volume-8/number-5/girl%E2%80%99s-own-adventure. Details
  • Allen, Nessy, 'Test Tubes and White Jackets: the Careers of Two Australian Women Scientists [Beryl Nashar and Nancy Millis]', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 21, no. 52, 1997, pp. 126-137. Details
  • Morrison, Sally, 'Pick of the Crop: the Early Years of Nancy Millis', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 122, 2010, pp. ii-ix. Details
  • Pittard, A. J., 'Nancy Fanny Millis 1922-2012', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 24, 2013, pp. 283-93. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Handbook 2001, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Victoria, 2001, 271 pp. Details
  • Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001, 2020 pp. Details

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