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Biographical entry Dennerstein, Lorraine (1947 - )

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Born
5 August 1947
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Medical educator and Psychiatrist

Summary

Lorraine Dennerstein was appointed Director of the Office for Gender and Health at the University of Melbourne in 1997. Her main areas of research are menopause and women's health, gender and mental health and the measurement of sexual functioning. She is a member of the editorial committees of 3 international journals and has written over 20 books and 200 journal articles or chapters in books.

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1970
Award - Robert Marshall Allan Memorial Prize received
1974 - 1978
Career position - Senior Tutor at Monash University and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Queen Victoria Medical Centre
1977 - 1979
Career position - Secretary and Treasurer of the Executive Committee of the Australian Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1977 - 1979
Career position - Clinical Supervisor at the University of Melbourne and the Department of Psychiatry at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
1978 - 1983
Career position - Federal Treasurer of the Australian Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
1980
Career position - Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and the Department of Psychiatry at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
1981
Award - Arthur Shapiro Hypnosis Book Award received from the American Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
1981 - 1983
Career position - President of the Executive Committee of the Australian Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1981 - 1983
Career position - Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and the Department of Psychiatry at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
1983 - 1988
Career position - First Assistant at the University of Melbourne and the Department of Psychiatry at Austin and Larundel Hospitals
1985 - 1987
Career position - President of the Australian Society of Hypnosis
1986 - 1989
Career position - President of the International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1987 - 1989
Career position - Member of the Expert Advisory Panel on Human Reproduction for the World Health Organisation (WHO)
1987 - 1990
Career position - Member of the International Society for the Understanding, Prevention and Treatment of Mental Illness Related to Child-Bearing
1988 - 1996
Career position - Director of the Key Centre for Women's Health in Society at the University of Melbourne
1989
Award - Organon Senior Research Award received from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)
1989 - 1990
Career position - Vice-President of the Association of Research Menopause in Paris
1989 - 1991
Career position - Member of the Advisory Board of the International Society of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine
1991 - 1993
Career position - Member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1994
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
1994 - 1997
Career position - Resource Member of the Global Commission on Women's Health for the World Health Organisation (WHO)
1995 -
Career position - Personal Chair in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne
1996 - 1998
Career position - Treasurer of the Section of Women and Mental Health at the World Psychiatric Association
1996 - 1998
Career position - Member of the working party on Women Bioethics and Human Rights International Bioethics Committee of the United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
1997 -
Career position - Director of the Office for Gender and Health at the University of Melbourne

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Dennerstein, Lorraine; Ewing, Jill; Lehert, Philippe, 'Women in the Professions of Medicine and Law', in S. L. Davies and D. R. Jones (eds), Women in Higher Education: an Agenda for the Decade, Department of Administrative, Higher and Adult Education Studies, University of New England, Armidale, 1990, pp. 89-104. 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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