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Biographical entry Dick, Margaret Isabella Brownlee (1918 - 2008)

FTSE

Born
14 September 1918
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
25 September 2008
Occupation
Microbiologist

Summary

Margaret Dick worked for Kraft 1942-1983, retiring as Chief Microbiologist. She developed a methodology for the production of food which was safe, of good quality and which had a good shelf life. She was an authority on methods of solving the problem of bacteriophages which were active against the cheese starter organisms necessary to produce the acid for making cheese. She was also responsible for the safety and microbial quality of all Kraft products.

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Events

1941
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1942 - 1983
Career position - Kraft Foods Research and Development Laboratories, Melbourne (Senior Microbiologist from 1949, later Chief Microbiologist)
1955
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1970
Award - Award of Merit received from Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (first woman)
1970
Award - Fellow of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (FAIFST) - first woman
1977 -
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)

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Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Allen, Nessy, 'A Microbiologst in the Industry: the Career of an Australian Woman Scientist', Prometheus, vol. 14, no. 3, 1996, pp. 233-247. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • Schmeja, Ann, 'Pioneering woman scientist set standards in Australian food hygiene', The Age, 3 November 2008, p. 12. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • 'Dr Keith Thomas Henry Farrer OBE MA DSc FTSE - Biographical Note', Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, http://www.atse.org.au/index.php?sectionid=648. Details
  • Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Handbook 2001, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Victoria, 2001, 271 pp. Details
  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_d.html. Details

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