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Biographical entry Rountree, Phyllis Margaret (1911 - 1994)

Born
1911
Hamilton, Victoria, Australia
Died
27 July 1994
Occupation
Bacteriologist

Summary

Phyllis Margaret Rountree worked at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, as Research Bacteriologist 1944-61, Chief Bacteriologist 1961-71 and after her retirement as Consultant Bacteriologist 1971-92.

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Events

1930
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1931
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1931 - 1934
Career position - CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) fellowship at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute
1934 - 1935
Career position - Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
1936 - 1937
Career position - Worked at the Public Health Laboratory in London, while studying for a post-graduate Diploma in Bacteriology at the School of Hygiene in London
1938 - 1943
Career position - Clinical Bacteriologist in the Bacteriology Laboratory at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
1943 - 1944
Career position - Brief war service as a food control tester for the Australian Defence Forces
1944 - 1961
Career position - Research Bacteriologist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1950
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1961 - 1971
Career position - Chief Bacteriologist the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1967
Career position - Chairman of the New South Wales branch of the Australian Society for Microbiology
1971 - 1992
Career position - Consultant Bacteriologist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
1971 - 1992
Career position - Honorary Research Associate in Medical Microbiology at University of New South Wales

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Phyllis Margaret Rountree - Records, 1915 - 1993, MLMSS 6482; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Rountree, P. M, 'The Pasteur Institute and Australia', in J. Chaussivert and M. Blackman (eds), Louis Pasteur and the Pasteur Institute in Australia, University of New South Wales French-Australian Research Centre, Sydney, 1988, pp. 9-16. Details

Journal Articles

  • Dean, Katrina, 'Phyllis Rountree: a Scientist of her Generation', Australasian Science, vol. 19, no. 3, 1998, p. 56. Details
  • Rountree, P. M, 'Jean Danysz - a Forgotten Visitor to Australia', Australian Microbiologist, vol. 9, 1988, pp. 35-42. Details

Theses

  • Carey, Jane, 'Departing from their sphere: Australian women and science, 1880-1960', PhD thesis, The University of Melbourne, 2003, 356 pp. Details

Online Resources

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