Caldicott, Helen (1938-)

Also known as
Broinowski, Helen Mary (1938-)
Caldicott, H. M. (1938-)
Caldicott, H. M. (Helen M)
Caldicott, Helen
Caldicott, Helen Mary (1938-)
Field of activity
Paediatrician; Writer; Activist; Medical Practitioner; Nuclear Disarmament Activist
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35904373
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Biographies

Helen Caldicott has achieved an international reputation as a tireless campaigner against nuclear power and weapons. Trained as a medical practitioner, she is acutely aware of the effects of radiation on living beings and on the environment. While living in the United States of America from 1977 to 1986, she formed the organisation called 'Physicians for Social Responsibilty', serving as its president from 1978 to 1983. In the belief that women had a special role to play in the peace movement, she established Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament in 1986 and became a full-time anti-nuclear activist. She addressed anti-nuclear and peace rallies in Australia and around the world and wrote a number of books on the topic of nuclear disarmament.

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Helen Caldicott trained as a physician and went on to treat children afflicted with cystic fibrosis. During the early 1970s she played a major role in the Australian opposition to the French atmospheric tests in the Pacific. In 1978 Caldicott founded Physicians for Social Responsibility in the USA and has since founded and been a member of a number similar organisations. The recipient of many awards, she has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and has received honorary degrees from numerous universities.

  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer at Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Career position - Research Fellow in the Nutrition Clinic at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston, USA
  • Life event - Initiated movement against French atmospheric tests in the Pacific Ocean
  • Career position - Intern at the Adelaide Children's Hospital
  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Adelaide Children's Hospital
  • Career position - Founder/Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at the Adelaide Children's Hospital
  • Career position - Assistant in Medicine at Children's Hospital Medical Center, Harvard, USA
  • Career position - Instructor in Paediatrics at Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Career position - Founder and President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, USA
  • Award - Margaret Mead Prize received from the Environment Defence Center
  • Award - Humanist of the Year Award received from the Ethical Society of Boston
  • Life event - Resigned to work full time on the prevention of nuclear war
  • Career position - Co-leader of the Nuclear Freeze Voter Initiate Campaign
  • Career position - Founder of Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament
  • Award - Gandhi Peace Prize received
  • Career position - Led public New Zealand education campaign (with Dr William Caldicott) resulting in the official New Zealand nuclear-free policy
  • Award - United Nations Association for Australia Peace Medal Award received
  • Award - John-Roger Foundation Integrity Award received
  • Award - Norman Cousins Award for Peacemaking from the Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Award - Louis Mumford Award received from the Architects Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility
  • Award - Distinguished Peace Leadership Award received from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
  • Career position - Instructor at New School for Social Research, New York, USA
  • Career position - Patron of Parents Protecting Our Children Against Radiation in Lucas Heights, New South Wales
  • Career position - Founder and Secretary of Our Common Future Political Party
  • Career position - President of the Star (Standing for Truth About Radiation) Foundation
  • Career position - Laurie Chair in Women's Studies at Douglass College at Rutger University, USA

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Resources for Helen Caldicott

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Caldicott, Helen Mary
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. If you love this planet: a plan to heal the earth
    Caldicott, Helen
    [New York]
    Published: W. W. Norton
  3. Nuclear power is not the answer to global warming or anything else
    Caldicott, Helen
    [Carlton, Vic.]
    Published: Melbourne University Press
  4. Missile envy: the arms race and nuclear war
    Caldicott, Helen
    [Toronto ; Sydney:]
    Published: Bantam Books
  5. A passionate life
    Caldicott, Helen
    [Milsons Point, New South Wales]
    Published: Random House Australia
  6. Australian Feminism: A Companion
    Caine, Barbara
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Oxford University Press
  7. Helen Caldicott interviewed by Sara Dowse [sound recording]
    Series: National Library of Australia Oral History Collection
    3 digital audio tapes (ca. 195 min.) Helen Caldicott speaks briefly about her south coast beach retreat; her thoughts on both Australia and the world; the dangers of uranium mining; nuclear energy; global warming; Rupert Murdoch; the ACTU's five-year ban on uranium mining; Hawke government (1983); her work in the US from 1978-87 leading to the nuclear weapons freeze; Pat Kingsley; her high profile in America but not in Australia; the media (1990); hostility she has felt; her book entitled 'Why Men Kill'; her perception of herself; her passion for medicine; the anti-nuclear movement; being 25 years since she last practised; missing the intellectual challenges of medicine, lecturing; the lost opportunity to get rid of nuclear weapons at the end of the Cold War; the current Bush administration's production of 500 new bombs each year; the Nuclear Policy Research Institute which she has set up; the book tours planned for it here and overseas; her personal life and determination in her anti-nuclear work.
    ORAL TRC 5600 Copy: Recording
  8. [Biographical cuttings on Helen Caldicott, Dr., anti-nuclear activist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    Series: National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room
    Biographical cuttings files contain cuttings, e.g. articles, obituaries, from Australian newspapers and journals from the early 20th century to 2000.
    BIOG

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Caldicott, Helen Mary
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003
  3. A Passionate Life
    Caldicott, Helen
    Published: Random House Australia, Milsons Point, NSW, 1996
  4. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    Published: Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001

Resources by Helen Caldicott (5)

  1. Helen Caldicott on nuclear war / commentator: Helen Caldicott
    Caldicott, Helen, 1938-
    [ Sound : 1984 ]
    At UQ Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.042)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.042)

  2. Nuclear power / Discussion by Helen Caldicott and Dale Bridenbaugh
    Caldicott, Helen, 1938-
    [ Sound : 1976 ]
    At UQ Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.333)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 4.333)

  3. The effects of nuclear war / Bill Caldicott, Helen Caldicott
    Caldicott, Bill
    [ Sound : 1984 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3.92)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3.92)

  4. If you love this planet : Dr. Helen Caldicott on nuclear war
    Caldicott, Helen
    [ Video : 1980-1984 ]
    At UQ Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3.101)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3.101)

  5. Military deployment in the Pacific / interviewees: Peter Hayes, David Martin, Coral Bell ; comments from Helen Caldicott
    Bell, Coral
    [ Sound : 1984 ]
    At UQ Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2.491)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2.491)

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  1. Helen's war : portrait of a dissident
    Film Finance Corporation Australia
    [ Video : 1900-2004 ]
    Languages: English;lis;Undetermined, [2 others]
    At 10 libraries
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  2. Helen's war [videorecording] : portrait of a dissident
    Film Finance Corporation Australia
    [ Video : 2004 ]
    At UWS Penrith Ward Lib
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3.916)

  3. Australians
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    [ Video : 1994-2009 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Helen Caldicott, Dr., anti-nuclear activist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  2. Helen Caldicott - An Inventory of Spoken Word Audio Recordings in the Vincent Voice Library, Michigan State University
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  3. People for Nuclear Disarmament (S.A.)
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  1. Helen Caldicott
    Boston Magazine
    [ Photograph, Article : 1982 ]
  2. Nuclear madness castigated. (Helen ...
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  5. Medical consequences of nuclear war
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  1. A passionate life / Helen Caldicott
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    [ Book, Audio book : 1996-1997 ]
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  2. If you love this planet : a plan to heal the earth / Helen Caldicott
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  3. Dr. Helen Caldicott ; Dr. Bill Caldicott / with Caroline Jones
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    [ Sound : 1990 ]
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  4. War in heaven : the arms race in outer space / Helen Caldicott and Craig Eisendrath
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  1. CHARTERS, CALDICOTT ABROAD AGAIN
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954) Saturday 5 April 1941 p 17 Article
    ... CHARTERS. CALDICOTT ABROAD AGAIN MAJKSTIC. — -Crooks' Tours.' with Basil Radford as Charters ... thriller -The Case of the Frightened Lady, slaved by the lovely Penelope Dudley ward Helen Have, and Marius ... 347 words
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  2. What You can do! Nuclear Madness Dr. Helen Caldicott
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    ... by Dr. Helen Caldicott, Jacaranda Press (1978) Reviewed by Ruth Hessey It often seems to me that ... Can Do by expatriot j Dr Helen Caldicott, a book which is sane, comprehensive | and comprehensible to ... 567 words
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  3. Caldicott quits as ALP candidate
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    ... seat of North Sydney, Dr Helen Caldicott, has quit nmid accusations that the ALP was deliberately ... Caldicott quits as ALP candidate SYDNEY: The Labor Party's preselected candidate for the federal ... 251 words
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  1. No. 12. LIST OF LETTERS RETURNED FROM THE COUNTRY, AND NOW LYING AT THIS OFFICE UNCLAIMED.
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  2. TENDERS INVITED FOE CONVEYANCE OF MAILS (INCLUDING PARCELS), QUEENSLAND. [coming soon]
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1957) Monday 9 July 1928 [Issue No.69] p 2151

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  3. No. 4. LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Thursday 10 March 1887 [Issue No.131 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 1727

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    ... . W., hotel proprietor 4 Caldicott Mrs. 5 Calvert W. M., 151 Phillip-st. 6 Cameron & Boothby, 287 ... Macdonald Miss Helen 10 Macdonald Bonald, Broughton Creek 11 Macdonald J., Mullet Creek 12 Mackintosh R. J ... 10069 words
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  2. The world needs us Australians. -An interview with Helen Caldicott by Esam, John-
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  3. Helen Caldicott. -Interview by Jones, Richard-
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  4. Green medicine: Helen Caldicott is working towards a Green Parliament. [Interview by Geddes, Peter]
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