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Biographical entry Macfarlane, Walter Victor (1913 - 1982)

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Born
27 September 1913
Christchurch, New Zealand
Died
26 February 1982
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Physiologist

Summary

Victor Macfarlane was Professor of Animal Physiology, University of Adelaide 1964-1978. Earlier he was Professorial Fellow in Physiology at the Australian National University, Canberra 1958-1964 and Professor of Physiology, University of Queensland 1949-1958. He had wide ranging scientific interests, but worked particularly on physiological mechanisms of adaptation to different environments, especially heat.

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1936 -
Education - Masters of Arts Zoology (MA Zoology), University of Canterbury, New Zealand
1937 - 1938
Career position - Parasitologist, Wallaceville Animal Research Station, New Zealand Department of Agriculture
1945 -
Education - MB ChB, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
1946 - 1947
Career position - Assistant in Neurosurgery, Dunedin Hospital, New Zealand
1948 - 1949
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Physiology, University of Otago, New Zealand
1949 - 1958
Career position - Professor of Physiology, The University of Queensland, Australia
1950 -
Education - MD, University of Otago, New Zealand
1951
Career position - Visiting Professor, Downstate University of the New York Medical Centre
1956 - 1959
Career position - Member of Council, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
1959 - 1964
Career position - Professorial Fellow in Physiology, John Curtin School of Medical Research
1960 -
Career position - Founding Member, Australian Physiological and Pharmacological Society
1960 -
Career position - Visiting Professor, Downstate University of the New York Medical Centre
1964 - 1978
Career position - Foundation Professor of Animal Physiology, Waite Agricultural Research Institute
1968
Award - Decennial Medal, The Negv Institute for Arid Zone Research, Israel
1972 - 1982
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1975
Career position - Exchange Professor, University of Reading, United Kingdom
1979 -
Award - Mueller Medal. Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS)
1979 -
Award - Emeritus Professor, The University of Adelaide, Australia
1979
Life event - Retired
1981
Award - Fellow, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS)

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Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide

  • Walter Victor Macfarlane - Records, 1947 - 1986, MSS 0006; Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide. Details

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  • McIntyre, A. K., 'Walter Victor Macfarlane 1913-82', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 6, no. 2, 1985, pp. 247-265. http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9850620247.htm. Details
  • Tromp, S. W., 'In memoriam Professor W. Victor Macfarlane 27 September 1913 - 26 February 1982', International Journal of Biometeorology, vol. 26, no. 4, 1982, p. 261. Details

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