2000, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk edition: David Penington interviewed by Diana Giese [sound recording]. Penington, D. G. (David Geoffrey), 1930- (Interviewee)

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Physical Description
  • 2 digital audio tapes (ca. 104 min.)
Published
  • 2000 Jun. 2.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • David Penington interviewed by Diana Giese.
Creator
  • Penington, D. G. (David Geoffrey), 1930- (Interviewee)
Other Creators
  • Giese, Diana, 1947- (Interviewer)
Published
  • 2000 Jun. 2.
Medium
  • [sound recording]
Physical Description
  • 2 digital audio tapes (ca. 104 min.)
Subjects
Playing Time
  • 01hrs 44min 07sec
Summary
  • Penington speaks of his childhood &​ family background, his father was a physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, his education at Scotch Collge then University of Melbourne then Oxford University qualifying as a medical practitioner and research in London &​ Boston, his return to Australia where he undertook full-tiome medical teaching and research, appointed Professor of Medicine at University of Melbourne in 1970 then from 1978-1986 became the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Univ. of Melbourne, the oldest medical faculty in Australia, his achievements included opening up access and expanding post-graduate continuing education programs and affiliating with the Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research, in 1986 became the Principal Advisor on Health Policy and Programs to the Victorian Minister of Health, how in 1995 he identified a number of development issues facing public medicine such as ever-improving automated interfaces means more medical services expected but who will pay.
  • Penington speaks of his aim to promote a national science policy to expand this country's research and development activities, a major review of science education to attracted the most talented, setting national goals for key fields such as genetic engineering in the food and health industries, tropical agriculture, marine biology, information technology, biomedicine, and introducing more cash incentives for research, his positive and negative views about our future.
Biography
  • David Penington - medical researcher and later Vice Chancellor, University of Melbourne, 1988-1995, director of a number of Australian companies involved in marketing medical research products
Notes
  • Recorded on June 2, 2000 in Melbourne, Vic.
  • Digital master available ; National Library of Australia ; nla.obj-207092973.
Numbering Note
  • Summary notes available (3 p.) plus interviewer's notes (19 p.)
Access Conditions
  • Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
Language
  • English
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