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Biographical entry Voice, Mary Elizabeth (1946 - )

13 August 1946


Mary Voice worked for the Bureau of Meteorology for 31 years, retiring in 2001 as Head of the Bureau's National Climate Centre, with responsibilities for the national climate data archive and climate data, monitoring and prediction services. She has had a long personal interest and involvement in weather and climate education.


Educated: BSc, University of Melbourne, 1969. MSc (Meteorology), University of Melbourne, 1970. Graduate Diploma of Management, APESMA/Deakin, 1999. Joined the Bureau of Meteorology in 1970, working on climate modelling and research, including some part-time lecturing to undergraduates on Numerical Weather Prediction at the University of Melbourne, 1974-1979. Member CSIRO public speakers panel and member of Royal Meteorological Society (Australian Branch) Sub-Committee on Education, 1977-1983. Consultant (atmospheric sciences) for careers nights for women for Victorian Federation of University Women, and organised two workshops on meteorology at mathematics/science conferences for schoolgirls, 1975-1987. Defined and established new Scientific and Technical Services Branch in the Bureau to support Bureau research, 1983-1984. Member of delegation from Bureau of Meteorology to study the State Meteorological Administration of the People's Republic of China and establish a memorandum of co-operation, 1985. Editor Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) Newsletter, member AMOS committee and Education Committee, committee member for Drought Workshop, 1985-1986. Ministerial Correspondence and Liaison Officer, Projects and Secretariat Section, Executive Branch, 1987-1989. Head of Climate Analysis (CAS) in the Bureau's National Climate Centre, 1990-1997. Head of the National Climate Centre, 1998-2001, and Program Manager for the Bureau's Climate Services Program and the public interest component of the Consultative Services Program.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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Helen Morgan