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Allbrook, David Benjamin (1923 - )

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Anatomist and Palliative care specialist
Born: 4 September 1923  England
David Benjamin Allbrook was Professor of Anatomy, University of Western Australia (1965-86) and published in the fields of anatomic and physical anthropology, medical education, medical ethics and palliative care.

Career Highlights
Born in England, David Allbrook completed his medical studies at University College in London and went into general practice. But after four years he took up an appointment at the Makerere University College in Uganda, firstly as senior lecturer in anatomy and medical officer for the Student Health Service (1952-1958), then Reader (1961-1965) and then honorary Dean of the Faculty of Medicine (1962-1965). He held the same honorary position with the University of East Africa. Later Allan was appointed Vice-president and Councilor of the Ugandan Medical Association. He left Africa in 1965 to accept the post of Professor of Anatomy at the University of Western Australia, a position he held for over 20 years.

Throughout the 1980ís David Allbrook was visiting medical officer or fellow at many overseas institutes and hospitals. He took on many concurrent administrative and honorary positions back in Western Australia and for over 15 years has been an external examiner for medical faculties from universities around the world. Allbrook is a member of at least 11 national and international academic societies including the Zoological Society of London and he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal studies. He retired in December 1986 putting an end to his prodigious career.

Chronology
1948Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at University College in London
1948Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, London
1948Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in London
1948 - 1949Medical Resident in London
1949 - 1950Junior Lecturer at University College London
1950 - 1952General practice in Turnbridge Wells, Kent, UK
1950 - 1952Research Associate of the Royal Society at the University College London
1952Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at University College London
1952 - 1958Medical Officer and Senior Aanatomy Lecturer at Makerere University College in Uganda
1959 - 1961Fulbright Fellow at Washington University, USA
1961 - 1965Professor of Anatomy at Makerere University College in Uganda
1962 - 1965Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Makerere University College in Uganda
1963 - 1965Dean of the Faculty of Medicine University of East Africa
1965 - 1975Head of the Depratment of Anatomy and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia
1965 - 1986Professor of Anatomy at the University of Western Australia
1967Medical Education Consultant, World Health Organisation - Western Pacific Region
1971Medical Education Consultant, World Health Organisation - Western Pacific Region
1978 - 1980President of Amnesty International Australia
1980 - Honorary Medical Coordinator at Amnesty International Australia
1983 - Honorary Clinical Assistant in Medical Oncology at the Royal Perth Hospital
1983 - 1985Deputy Director of the Hospice Palliative Care Service
1983 - 1986Head of the Depratment of Anatomy and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia
1985 - Medical Officer for the Hospice Care Service of Western Australia
1985Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Australia
1985Physician at the Queenslea Hospice of the Bethesda Hospital

 

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