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Biographical entry Holman, Mollie Elizabeth (1930 - 2010)

AO, FAA

Born
18 June 1930
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Died
20 August 2010
Occupation
Physiologist

Summary

Mollie Holman was Senior Lecturer / Reader / Professor of Physiology, Monash University from 1963 till 1996. Her research interests included biophysics and pharmacology of muscle, especially visceral muscles including those of the gastro-intestinal and urino-genital tracts and of blood vessels; and sensory input to the central nervous system, studying the way in which the central nervous system deals with sensory input, especially that from the skin.

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1952
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1953 - 1954
Career position - Demonstrator in Pharmacology at the University of Melbourne
1955
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1955 - 1957
Career position - Research student at the University of Oxford, on a University of Melbourne Travelling Scholarship
1957
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (Dphil) completed in Oxford
1957
Career position - Wellcome Research Grant in Oxford
1958 - 1962
Career position - Lecturer in Physiology at the University of Melbourne
1960s
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from Monash University
1962
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Physiology at the University of Melbourne
1963
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Physiology at Monash University
1965
Award - Edgeworth David Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
1965 - 1970
Career position - Reader in Physiology at Monash University
1970 -
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1970 - 1996
Career position - Professor at Monash University
1996 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor at Monash University
1998
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Bhathal, Ragbir, Profiles, Australian women scientists, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1999, 191 pp. Details

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • McLachlan, Elspeth M. and Hirst, G. David S., 'Mollie Elizabeth Holman 1930-2010', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 24, 2013, pp. 242-50. Details

Theses

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

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See also

  • Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001, 2020 pp. Details

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