Lloyd-Green, Lorna, (OBE, CBE, MB, BS, DGO, FRACOG, FRCOG, RMT) (1910-2002)

Also known as
Lloyd-Green, Lorna, CBE, OBE (1910-2002)
Lloyd-Green, Lorna (1910-2002)
Field of activity
Medical Practitioner; Gynaecologist
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-756071

Biographies

Dr Lorna Lloyd-Green founded the sterility clinic at the Queen Victoria Hospital (Melbourne) which became the infertility clinic and later the IVF Clinic at Queen Victoria Monash. Lloyd-Green ran the clinic for 25 years. She was also the first medical adviser to the Nursing Mothers Association (now Australian Breastfeeding Association). She was the first woman fellow of the Australian Medical Association (AMA), and foundation fellow of the Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; she was a senior member and president of the Australian Federation of Medical Women and president of Medical Women's International Association, hosting a world conference in Melbourne in 1970, the year in which she was named Woman of the Year. Lloyd-Green was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil) on 16 June 1979 and Officer (Civil) on 1 January 1968 for services to medicine as a doctor.

  • Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Resident Medical Officer of the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Medical Superintendent of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Melbourne
  • Honourary Gynaecologist Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital
  • President of the Victoria Medical Women's Society
  • Vice-President of the Australian Federation Medical Women
  • President of the Victorian Women Graduates Association
  • President of the Australian Federation of University Women
  • President of Australian Federation Medical Women
  • Vice-President of the Medical Women's International Association
  • Vice-President of the Australian Federation Medical Women
  • Dean of the Clinical School at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Melbourne
  • President of the Medical Women's International Association
  • Fellow of the Australian Medical Association
  • Honourary Consultant, Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital
  • Chairman, Medical Women's International Association Congress, Melbourne
  • Awarded Member of Honour from the Medical Women's International Association
  • Music therapist at the Bethlehem Hospital, Victoria

View the full record at Australian Women's Register

Lorna Lloyd-Green was one of the first female obstetricians and gynaecologists working in Melbourne in the first half of the twentieth century. She was a pioneering woman in Australian medicine. Lloyd-Green was an advocate of equal pay for equal work by females in the medical profession and encouraged training for medical women to give them the skills required when applying for senior positions. Late in life she changed career, becoming a music therapist at the Bethlehem Hospital, where she worked with dying patients.

  • Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Melbourne Hospital (later known as the Royal Melbourne Hospital)
  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Children's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Women's Hospital, Melbourne (later known as the Royal Women's Hospital)
  • Career position - Medical Superintendent at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Melbourne
  • Career position - Honorary Gynaecologist at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Melbourne
  • Career position - President of the Victorian Women's Medical Society
  • Career position - Vice-President of the Australian Federation of Medical Women
  • Career position - President of the Victorian Women Graduates Association
  • Career position - President of the Australian Federation of University Women
  • Career position - Vice-President of the Medical Women's International Association
  • Career position - Vice-President of the Australian Federation of Medical Women
  • Career position - Dean of the Clinical School at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Melbourne
  • Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • Career position - President of the Medical Women's International Association
  • Career position - First woman Fellow of the Australian Medical Association (AMA)
  • Career position - Honorary Consultant at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, Melbourne
  • Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • Career position - Music Therapist at the Bethlehem Hospital, Victoria

View the full record at Encyclopedia of Australian Science

Related people and organisations

Australian Women's Register

  • (Corporate Body) Lyceum Club (Melbourne) (1912 - )
  • (Corporate Body) Queen Victoria Hospital (1896 - 1977)

    <p>Honorary Consultant, Dean Clinical School, Honorary Gynaecologist, Medical Superintendent</p>

Resources for Lorna Lloyd-Green

Selected resources (15)

Australian Women's Register

  1. Lloyd-Green, Lorna
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Humanity brought to delivery
    Hudson, Susan
    [2002]
    Series: IspartOf Australian
  3. Modern medico a pioneer in her profession
    [2002]
    Series: IspartOf The Age
  4. Obituary - Dr Lorna Lloyd-Green CBE 1979, OBE 1968, MBBS, DGO, FRCOG, FRACOG, FAMA, RMT 4 February 1910 – 24 June 2002
    Zonta Club of Melbourne
    [2002]
    Series: IspartOf ProjectsZonta Club of Melbourne
  5. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  6. 150 years, 150 stories : brief biographies of one hundred and fifty remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne
    Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Department of History, University of Melbourne
  7. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  8. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Crown Content
  9. Victorian Women's Roll of Honour: Women Shaping the Nation
    [2001]
    Published: Centurary of Federation Victoria
  10. [Biographical cuttings on Lorna Lloyd-Green, gynaecologist]
    Series: National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Lloyd-Green, Lorna
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Obituary: Dr Lorna Lloyd-Green, CBE, OBE
    Wheat, Ken and Lyn and Patterson, Kaye
    Published: 2002
    Series: The Age
  3. 150 Years, 150 Stories: Lorna Lloyd-Green
    Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter
    Published: 2003
    Series: Uni News, 12, 17, 4
  4. 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
  5. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    Published: Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001

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