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Biographical entry McNaughton, Jean Wise (1919 - 2003)

8 August 1919
Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia
14 April 2003


Jean McNaughton worked for the Blood Bank after graduating from the University of Melbourne. She later studied the effect of World War II on the diet of Australians with the Commonwealth Department of Health. Working with the nutritional division of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) McNaughton was based in Washington and later Rome. During the 1960s she returned to Melbourne and gained a Diploma of Dietetics and then a PhD at the University of Melbourne. She returned to the FAOs nutrition division and travelled widely as a consultant, lecturer and facilitator.



Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Biographical cuttings on Jean McNaughton, former nutritionist, Cuttings Files BIOG; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Newspaper Articles

  • Falloon, Lesley, 'Obituary: Jean Wise McNaughton, FAO Nutritionist and Philanthropist', The Age, 26 May 2003. Details

Online Resources

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