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Biographical entry Short, Roger Valentine (1930 - )


31 July 1930
Weybridge, Surrey, England
Reproductive biologist


Roger Valentine Short was Professor of Reproductive Biology, Department of Physiology, Monash University, Melbourne (Personal Chair) from 1982 until his retirement. He is currently Professorial Fellow, Department of Obstetrics, Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne. His research interests are in the reproductive biology of humans and animals.


Born Weybridge, Surrey, England, 31 July 1930. Educated Universities of Bristol (BVSc, MRCVS 1954), Wisconsin (MS Genetics 1955) and Cambridge (PhD 1958). ScD, University of Cambridge, 1969. Member, subsequently Honorary Member, Agricultural Research Council Unit of Reproductive Physiology and Biochemistry, Cambridge, 1956-72; University Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, University of Cambridge 1962-71, University Reader, Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies 1971-72, Fellow and College Lecturer, Magdalene College, Cambridge 1962-72; Director, Medical Research Council Unit of Reproductive Biology, Edinburgh 1972-82; Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh 1972-82; Professor of Reproductive Biology, Department of Physiology, Monash University, Melbourne (Personal Chair) 1982- . Scientific Medal, Zoological Society of London 1969; Scientific Medal, Society for Endocrinology 1970; Fellow, Royal Society 1974; Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh 1974; Fellow, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons 1976; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1984; Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1991; Foreign Member, Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala, Sweden 1993. Chairman, Board of Directors, Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 1982-90, Board of Directors and Executive Committee 1991- .

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