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Biographical entry Ferris, Allan Aveling (1912 - 1997)

21 October 1912
9 December 1997
Microbiologist and Physician


Allan Ferris was Pathologist and Director of the Epidemiological Research Unit at Fairfield Hospital, Melbourne 1948-1970 and reader in microbiology at Monash University 1970-1977. In the early 1950s he established the first diagnostic virology laboratory in Australia which in 1956 was designated a Collaborating Centre for Virus Reference and Research by the World Health Organisation.



Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1937 - 1939
Career position - Resident Medical Officer in some Melbourne hospitals
1939 - 1940
Career position - Pneumoconiosis research in London
1940 - 1945
Career position - Officer-in-charge of 104 Mobile Bacteriological Laboratory in New Guinea and later Pathologist to the 2/2 Australian General Hospital, Australian Army Medical Corps
1945 - 1948
Career position - Assistant Director of the Public Health Laboratory and Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Melbourne
1948 - 1970
Career position - Pathologist and Director of the World Health Organisation Epidemiological Research Unit at Fairfield Hospital, Victoria
1970 - 1977
Career position - Reader in Microbiology at Monash University, Alfred Hospital campus
1974 - 1975
Career position - President of the Australian Society for Microbiology
1977 -
Career position - Consultant Microbiologist with BRMS Laboratories

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