Bashir, Marie, (HE Professor, AC, FRANZCP) (1930-)

Also known as
Bashir, Marie (1930-)
Bashir, Marie Roslyn, (AC, AO) (1930-)
Bashir, Marie Roslyn (1930-)
Field of activity
Governor; Educator; Psychiatrist
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-748068

Biographies

Of Lebanese descent, Marie Bashir became the first woman to be appointed Governor of New South Wales in March 2001. Prior to her appointment she was Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney. Bashir became an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1988 for her service to medicine, particularly in the field of adolescent mental heath. She was nominated Mother of the Year in 1971. Bashir is married to Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE.

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Marie Bashir is the first woman to be appointed Governor of New South Wales. She began her career in medicine and completed an internship at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney. Later Bashir took up psychiatry. She worked both in universities and mental health services, increasingly focussing children and adolescents. In 1988 she was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her services to child and adolescent health.

  • Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Foundation Director of the Rivendell Child, Adolescent and Family Service
  • Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
  • Career position - Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Director of Mental Health Services at Central Sydney Area Health Services
  • Career position - Senior Consultant at the Aboriginal Medical Service in Redfern and Kempsey
  • Career position - Governor of New South Wales
  • Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)

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Australian Women's Register

Resources for Marie Bashir

Selected resources (7)

Australian Women's Register

  1. Bashir, Marie
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia
    Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds.)
    [2014]
    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. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Crown Content

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Bashir, Marie Roslyn
    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. Who's Who in Australia 2002
    Herd, Margaret
    Published: Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001

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