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Biographical entry Titchen, Donald Alexander (1924 - 2001)

Born
4 September 1924
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
10 August 2001
New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Veterinarian

Summary

Donald Titchen was reader in veterinary physiology at the Universities of Melbourne and Sydney. He was appointed Emeritus Professor by the University of Sydney in 1990.

Details

Once Donald Alexander Titchen completed his Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) from the University of Sydney he was employed as a house surgeon and research officer with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). A few years later in 1948, he set off to London to continue his training. As a recipient of a scholarship from the Veterinary Education Trust of Britain, he was able to enroll in a Master of Arts in physiology and pharmacology at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He stayed on to complete his PhD and was appointed lecturer in veterinary physiology at the College in 1957. After becoming a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Titchen was granted a permanent lectureship at the University of Cambridge in 1960.

Three years later Donald Titchen moved to New Zealand to become foundation Professor of Veterinary Biology, then Anatomy and Physiology at Massey University. In 1968 he was appointed reader in veterinary physiology at the University of Melbourne and remained there for 10 years. During this time he completed his Masters of Veterinary Science. Titchen's final move was back to the University of Sydney, where he was appointed reader and then Professor and Emeritus Professor. In 1982 the University of Cambridge awarded him a Doctorate of Science. Donald Titchen retired in 1989, ending a prestigious career in veterinary science.

Events

1946
Education - Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1946 - 1947
Career position - House Surgeon at the University of Sydney's Veterinary Clinic
1947 - 1948
Career position - Research Officer at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) McMaster Laboratory
1948
Award - Scholarship received from the Veterinary Education Trust of Britain
c. 1950
Education - Master of Arts (MA) in Physiology and pharmacology, Emmanuel College, Cambridge
1952 - 1963
Career position - Research Assistant, Demonstrator and Lecturer in Veterinary Physiology at the University of Cambridge
1954
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Emmanuel College, Cambridge
1954 - 1963
Career position - Research Fellow and Official Fellow of Emanuel College at the University of Cambridge, UK
1963 - 1967
Career position - Professor of Veterinary Biology and later Physiology and Anatomy at Massey University, New Zealand
1968 - 1979
Career position - Reader in Veterinary Physiology at the University of Melbourne
c. 1970
Education - Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1979 - 1989
Career position - Professor of Veterinary Physiology at the University of Sydney
1982
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Cambridge
1984 - 1985
Career position - Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney
1990 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor at the University of Sydney

Published resources

Newspaper Articles

  • McLean, Jock and Patterson, John, 'Obituary: Donald Alexander Titchen', The Age, 16 November 2001. Details

Online Resources

Ailie Smith & Annette Alafaci