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Biographical entry Wright, Sydney Edward (1914 - 1966)

1 June 1914
Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
7 October 1966
Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia
Pharmaceutical chemist


Sydney Wright was a pharmaceutical chemist who worked continually to improve the qualifications needed by pharmacists. He succeeded in 1960 in establishing a 3-year degree course at the University of Sydney. His research focussed on the metabolism on food additives, especially dyes and antioxidants. Wright served as a member of the New South Wales Pharmacy Board for 15 years and several other State and Commonwealth committees relating to poisons, food additives and standards for therapeutic substances. He was also a member of Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of New South Wales which in 1966 named its research trust after him. Wright was also a committed peace activist.



Education - Diploma in pharmaceutical science, University of Sydney
1938 - 1944
Career position - Teacher of pharmacy, Central Technical College, Brisbane
Education - BSc (hons), University of Queensland
Education - MSc, University of Queensland
1946 - 1950
Career position - Principal, New Zealand College of Pharmacy, Wellington, New Zealand
1950 - 1956
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy University of Sydney
1952 - 1966
Career position - Member, Pharmacy Board of New South Wales
Career position - President, Pharmaceutical Science Section, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
Education - PhD, University of Sydney
1956 - 1960
Career position - Associate Professor in Pharmacy, University of Sydney
1960 - 1966
Career position - Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Sydney
Education - DSc, University of Queensland

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