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Biographical entry Smith, Richard (Dick) (1928 - 2015)

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Born
20 April 1928
Tumby Bay, South Australia, Australia
Died
1 July 2015
Brighton, South Australia
Occupation
Biochemist

Summary

Richard (Dick) Smith retired from the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) in 1995 after forty-seven years of service. He joined the Division of Biochemistry and General Nutrition in 1948 shortly after graduating, retired as Chief Research Scientist at the Division of Nutrition but remained on as a CSIRO research Fellow until April 1995. His main area of research was B12 in ruminants and the role thyroid hormone plays in foetal brain development. In 1985 Smith was President of the Australian Nutrition Society.

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1948 - 1993
Career position - Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Biochemistry and Nutrition
1985
Career position - President, Nutrition Society of Australia
1993
Life event - Retired as Chief Research Scientist, Division of Human Nutrition
1993 - 2015
Award - Fellow, Nutrition Society of Australia
2012
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to scientific research in the fields of human nutrition, cardiovascular disease and agriculture, to Indigenous communities in rural and remote areas, and to professional organisations

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  • Smith, Pamela A., 'Richard Milne Smith AO', Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 140 (1) (2016), 129-33. Details

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