Cook, Nancy, (OBE) (1910-)

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Atkinson, Nancy (1910-)
Cook, Nancy, OBE (1910-)
Cook, Nancy (1910-)
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Bacteriologist
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http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-754080

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Nancy Cook (née Atkinson) was educated at the University of Melbourne, graduating BSc in 1931 and MSc in 1932. She worked as a research scholar and demonstrator in the Department of Bacteriology in Melbourne 1932-1937. In 1937 she moved to the South Australian Government Laboratory of Pathology and Bacteriology (which was incorporated into the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science in 1938), remaining there till 1951. In 1939 she was appointed lecturer in bacteriology at the University of Adelaide, becoming lecturer-in-charge in 1942 and reader-in-charge of Bacteriology in 1952, when she also became full-time at the University. In 1960 she was appointed reader in industrial microbiology and in 1967 moved to the Department of Oral Biology as reader in oral microbiology, retiring in 1975. She was president of the Australian Society for Microbiology 1962-6194. One of her research interests was salmonella and antibiotics. She was appointed Officer of The Order of the British Empire (Civil) on 1 January 1951 for her work in the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Adelaide.

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Nancy Cook was educated at the University of Melbourne, graduating BSc in 1931 and MSc in 1932. She worked as a research scholar and demonstrator in the Department of Bacteriology in Melbourne 1932-37. In 1937 she moved to the South Australian Government Laboratory of Pathology and Bacteriology (which was incorporated into the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science in 1938), remaining there till 1951. In 1939 she was appointed lecturer in bacteriology at the University of Adelaide, becoming Lecturer-in-Charge in 1942 and Reader-in-Charge of Bacteriology in 1952, when she also became full-time at the University. In 1960 she was appointed Reader in Industrial Microbiology and in 1967 moved to the Department of Oral Biology as Reader in Oral Microbiology, retiring in 1975. She was president of the Australian Society for Microbiology 1962-64. One of her research interests was salmonella and antibiotics. She was appointed OBE - Officer of The Order of the British Empire (Civil) - 1 January 1951 for her work in the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Adelaide.

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Cook, Nancy
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  3. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  4. History of Microbiology in Australia
    Fenner, Frank
    [Canberra]
    Published: Australian Society for Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Cook, Nancy
    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. History of Microbiology in Australia
    Fenner, Frank
    Published: Australian Society for Microbiology, Melbourne, 1990
  4. John Conrad Jaeger 1907-1979
    Paterson, M. S.
    Published: 1982
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 3, 64-88

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