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Alder, Valerie (Val) (1942 - )

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Ophthalmologist and Educator
Born: 24 May 1942  Droxford, United Kingdom
Valerie (Val) Alder worked as a research scientist in the UK, having gained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in physics from Imperial College London. She later worked as a high school physics and maths teacher. She undertook a PhD in Auditory Biophysics at the University of Western Australia. Moving to the field of medical research, Alder investigated vascular diseases of the eye. She has published extensively in this area. Alder was a committee member (and often Chair) of over five National Health and Medical Research Council committees and member or convener of tens of other university, research and support committees.

Career Highlights

c. 1960Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at Imperial College in London
1963Married Michael David Alder
1970Settled in Australia
c. 1971Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Western Australia
1984Married Jeffrey Raymond Johnstone
1990 - 1999Member and Chair of many National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) committees
1996IDA Mann Award for outstanding contribution to Australian Medical Science and Ophthalmology received
1996 - 1999Deputy Director of the Lions Eye Institute in Perth, Western Australia (WA)
1997 - 1998NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia
1998 - 1999Deputy Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Australia
1999 - Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research at Murdoch University, WA


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Ailie Smith
Created: 10 February 2003
Modified: 13 October 2004

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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