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Biographical entry Maddison, David Clarkson (1927 - 1981)

Born
7 January 1927
Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
Died
3 November 1981
Newcastle, news, Australia
Occupation
Psychiatrist

Summary

David Maddison was a psychiatrist who made major contributions in the area of preventive psychiatry. He advocated a multi-disciplinary approach to therapy and rehabilitation, viewing the patient in a social and community context. As Professor at the University of Sydney, he made significant improvements to the curriculum, overseeing the implementation of a new 5-years medical degree, and became involved in the training of nurses. He co-authored the ground-breaking book Psychiatric nursing (1963, 5th edition 1982). Appointment as foundation Dean of Medicine at the University of Newcastle gave Maddison greater opportunity to reform the teaching of medicine. He was active in the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, serving as President 1974 -1975 and working to reform the College's training program.

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1948
Education - MB BS, University of Sydney
1950 - 1953
Career position - Medical Officer, Broughton Hall Psychiatric Clinic, Sydney
1953
Education - Diploma in Psychological Medicine, University of Sydney
1954 - 1956
Career position - Deputy Medical Superintendent, Broughton Hall Psychiatric Clinic, Sydney
1956 - 1960
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Sydney
1957
Education - Member, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1961 - 1971
Career position - Censor-in-Chief, Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
1961 - 1972
Career position - Clinical Director, Broughton Hall Psychiatric Clinic, Sydney
1962 - 1974
Career position - Professor of Psychiatry, University of Sydney
1964 - 1965
Career position - Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard University, Boston, U.S.A.
1964 - 1971
Career position - Chairman, Academic Committee, New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry
1972 - 1974
Career position - Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
1974 - 1975
Career position - President, Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
1975 - 1981
Career position - Foundation Dean, School of Medicine, University of Newcastle

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Published resources

Book Sections

  • Garton, Stephen, 'Maddison, David Clarkson (1927-1981), Psychiatrist', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2012, pp. 108-9. Details

Journal Articles

  • Leeder, Stephen and McEwan, Peter J. M., 'David Clarkson Maddison (1927 - 1981)', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 16, no. 8, 1982, pp. 853-5. Details
  • Raphael, Beverley, 'David Clarkson Maddison', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 16, no. 2, 1982, pp. 91-3. Details
  • Singh, B., 'David Clarkson Maddison', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1982, no. 1, 1982, p. 488. Details

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