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Biographical entry Brown, Valerie Anne (1930 - )


4 August 1930
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Educator and Environmental scientist


Valerie Brown has worked in Australia, Malaysia, Fiji and China on projects that link public health and environmental governance. In her research she applies integrative methods to exploring the potential for locally sustainable responses to global social and environmental pressures.



Career position - Visiting Fellow of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Family Health Project at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal
1985 - 1989
Career position - Inaugural Director of Health Advancement Services, Australian Capital Territory
1989 - 1996
Career position - Director of Local Sustainability Project Centre at Resources and Environment Studies at the Australian National University (ANU)
1996 - 2002
Career position - Foundation Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Western Sydney
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Biographical cuttings on Dr Valerie Brown, educationist and human scientist, Cuttings Files BIOG; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


See also

  • Herd, Margaret ed., Who's Who in Australia 2002 (Melbourne: Crown Content, 2001), 2020 pp. Details

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