Biographical entry Crockford, Joan Marian (1919 - 2015)
Hunter's Hill, New South Wales, Australia
- 4 September 2015
- Alternative Names
- Crockford-Beattie, Joan (married name)
Joan Crockford was a geologist and invertebrate palaeontologist who specialised in Palaeozoic bryozoans.
In 1957 Crockford published Permian Bryozoa from the Fitzroy Basin, Western Australia in the BMR (Bureau of Mineral Resources) Bulletin. For this paper she recorded 79 species, 42 of which were new to science.
Crockford was the first to identify a total of 80 species of bryozoan. These were collected between 1940 and 1956 from New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia.
- Award - Prize for Women in Geology, University of Sydney
- Award - Edgeworth David Prize for Palaeontology University of Sydney
- Education - Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours)
- Award - University Medal, University of Sydney
- Education - Masters of Science, University of Sydney
- c. 1942 - c. 1945
- Award - Linnean Macleay Fellowship
- Education - Doctorate of Science At Sydney University
- c. 1952
- Career position - Contract work for the Bureau of Mineral Resources (BMR)
- Career event - Published Permian Bryozoa from the Fitzroy Basin, Western Australia for the BMR Bulletin
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
- Hooker, Claire, Irresistible Forces: Australian Women in Science, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2004, 215 pp. Details
- Turner, S., 'Invincible but mostly Invisible: Australian Women's Contribution to Geology and Palaeontology', Geological Society Special Publication, vol. 281, 2007, pp. 165-202. Details
Created: 6 January 2012, Last modified: 9 September 2015