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Biographical entry Olley, June Norma (1924 - )


London, United Kingdom
Marine scientist


June Olley worked for the Torry Research Station, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Aberdeen, Scotland 1950-1967. In 1968 she moved to Tasmania to join the CSIRO Division of Food Preservation, Tasmanian Regional Laboratory, being placed in charge of the group which specialised in fish and shellfish in 1969. This group (later renamed the Seafood Technology Section) was led by Olley until her official retirement in 1989 as Senior Principal Research Scientist. She considers her most important work to have been on temperature function integration, bacterial growth rates and rates of deteriorative change in stored foods. The work led to the development of a new approach which has come to be known as Predictive Microbiology.



Education - Degree in Chemistry completed at University College in London
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at University College, London
1950 - 1967
Career position - Torry Research Station of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research in Aberdeen, Scotland
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from University College, London
1968 - 1989
Career position - Tasmanian Regional Laboratory at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Food Preservation
1975 - 1987
Award - Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences
Award - Award of Merit received from Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology
1987 -
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

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  • Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Handbook 2001 (Victoria: Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, 2001), 271 pp. Details

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