Daws, Joyce Margaretta, (Dame, DBE, DLJ, FRCS, FRACS, FAMA) (1925-2007)

Also known as
Daws, Joyce Margaretta, DBE (1925-2007)
Daws, Joyce Margaretta (1925-2007)
Field of activity
Medical Scientist; Thoracic surgeon
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-756080

Biographies

Joyce Daws was appointed to the Order of the British Empire, Dames Commander, on 14 June 1975 for services to medicine.

Joyce Daws was born in England in 1925 and settled in Australia in 1956. She was educated at the Royal School for Naval and Marine Officers' Daughters, St Paul's Girls' School (Hammersmith), the Royal Free Hospital and University of London. In Melbourne she worked at the following hospitals in the field of thoracic surgery: Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital (1958-1985), Royal Melbourne Hospital (1958-1967), Prince Henry's Hospital (1967-1975) and C J Officer Brown Unit at the Alfred Hospital (1970-1985).

Since 1974, Daws was a member of the Victorian Nursing Council of which she was chairman from 1983-1989. Also in 1974 Joyce Daws became president of the Victoria Medical Women's Society as well as being Honorary Secretary of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Medical Association. In 1976, Joyce Daws was president of the Cancer Institute of Victoria and a board member from 1978 to 1980. She was a board member of After Care Hospital (1977-1987) and president (1980-1985). In 1984 she was chairman of the Academic and Professional Panel.

A member of the Lyceum Club and Soroptimist International (Melbourne), Dame Joyce Daws enjoyed opera, swimming, travel and proteas (from 1987 to 1996 she was chairman of the International Protea Association).

Dame Joyce Daws died in 2007 and left $10000 to the Nurses Board of Victoria.

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Joyce Daws worked in the area of thoracic surgery at various hospitals for over twenty years. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), 14 June 1975, for her services to medicine.

  • Life event - Settled in Australia
  • Career position - Surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Career position - Assistant Thoracic Surgeon at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital
  • Career position - Assistant Thoracic Surgeon at Prince Henry's Hospital
  • Career position - Assistant Thoracic Surgeon at the Alfred Hospital
  • Career position - Member of the Victorian Nursing Council
  • Career position - President of the Victorian Medical Women's Society
  • Career position - Honorary Secretary of the Victorian Branch Council of the Australian Medical Association (AMA)
  • Award - Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)
  • Career position - President of the Board of the Cancer Institute of Victoria
  • Career position - Board member of the After Care Hospital
  • Career position - Board member of the Cancer Institute of Victoria
  • Career position - President of the After Care Hospital
  • Career position - Chairman of the Victorian Nursing Council
  • Career position - Chairman of the Academic and Professional Panel
  • Career position - Chairman of the International Protea Association

View the full record at Encyclopedia of Australian Science

Related people and organisations

Australian Women's Register

Resources for Joyce Margaretta Daws

Selected resources (11)

Australian Women's Register

  1. Daws, Joyce Margaretta
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Biographical cuttings (available reading room NLA)
  3. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  4. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  5. Who's Who of Australian Women
    Lofthouse, Andrea
    [North Ryde (NSW)]
    Published: Methuen Australia
  6. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Crown Content

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Daws, Joyce Margaretta
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Obituary - Forthright leader broke new professional ground
    McEwan, Lena and Hacker, Sandra
    Published: 2007
    Series: The Age
  3. 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
  4. Daws, Joyce Margaretta (1925- ), Biographical Entry
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women, 2003
    Series: Australian Women's Archives Project
  5. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    Published: Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001

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