Biographical entry Woolley, Patricia
- Denmark, Western Australia, Australia
Patricia Woolley taught in the Zoology Department at La Trobe University (from 1967), where her marsupial biology course became well known throughout Australia. Her field of interest was the dibbler, a dasyurid. Her research involved several trips to Papua New Guinea to study their reproductive patterns and also the anatomy of the male genital organs, some of which had an extra appendage.
Born Denmark, Western Australia. Educated University of Western Australia (BSc) and Australian National University (PhD). Research assistant to Harry Waring, Zoology Department, University of Western Australia to 1960; part-time demonstrator in zoology, Australian National University; lecturer in zoology, Australian National University; Department of Animal Physiology, Waite Institute; La Trobe University 1967-?. Outstanding Achievement Award, Society of Woman Geographers; Honorary Life Member, Australian Mammal Society.
Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science
Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions
- McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan, Where are the Women in Australian Science?, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/wisa/wisa.html. Details
- 'Woolley Patricia', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1476481. Details
- Thornton, Ian, Interview with Dr Patricia Woolley, Interviews with Australian scientists, Australian Academy of Science, 9 November 2000, http://www.science.org.au/scientists/interviews/w/pw.html. Details
Created: 15 August 2002, Last modified: 24 May 2006