Turner, Helen Alma (1908-1995)

Also known as
Newton Turner, Helen Alma (1908-1995)
Turner, Helen Alma Newton, (OBE, AO) (1908-1995)
Turner, Helen Alma Newton (1908-1995)
Field of activity
Geneticist; Animal Geneticist; Statistician
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1474234

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Helen Alma Newton Turner (1908–1995), animal geneticist and statistician, was born on 15 May 1908 at Lindfield, Sydney, eldest of three children of New South Wales-born parents Alphonse Joseph Newton...

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Helen Newton Turner was one of the world's leading authorities on sheep genetics and worked with the CSIRO for over 40 years. From 1956-1973 she was Senior Principal Research Scientist in the Division of Animal Genetics and led the CSIRO sheep genetics research team.

  • Education - Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) completed at ?the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Clerical Officer at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
  • Career position - Technical Officer and then Statistician at CSIR/O Division of Animal Health and Production
  • Award - Coronation Medal received
  • Career position - Senior Principal Research Scientist at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Animal Genetics
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from ?the University of Sydney
  • Award - Farrer Memorial Medal received
  • Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • Award - (FAO) Ceres Medal received from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Award - Rotary Medal for Vocational Excellence received
  • Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Turner, Helen Alma Newton
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Helen Newton Turner and the Wool Industry
    Allen, Nessy
    Published: 1992
    Series: Journal of Australian Studies, 33, 56-62
  3. The Contribution of Two Australian Women Scientists to its Wool Industry
    Allen, Nessy
    Published: 1991
    Series: Prometheus, 9, 1, 81-92
  4. Australian Women in Science: Two Unorthodox Careers
    Allen, Nessy
    Published: 1992
    Series: Women's Studies International Forum, 15, 5-6, 551-562
  5. Portraits in Science
    Moyal, Ann
    Published: National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1994
  6. Helen Newton Turner - pioneer agricultural statistician
    Published: 1997
    Series: The 1997 Australian Science Festival
  7. Helen Alma Newton Turner
    Ward, C.
    Published: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 2011
    Series: CSIROpedia
  8. Obituary: Helen Newton Turner
    Allen, Nessy
    Published: 1996
    Series: WISENET Journal, 40, February
  9. Ian Clunies Ross: a leader of men
    Turner, Helen Newton
    Published: 1968
    Series: Australian Veterinary Journal, 44, 10, 467-480
  10. Statistical Society of New South Wales
    Lancaster, H. O.
    Published: 1988
    Series: Australian Journal of Statistics, 30, B, 99-109
  11. Biometrics in the CSIR: 1930 - 1940
    Field, J. B. F., Speed, F. E., Speed, T. P. and Williams, J. N.
    Published: 1988
    Series: Australian Journal of Statistics, 30, B, 54-76
  12. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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