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Professor Janet McCalman AC

BA (Hons) (Melbourne), PhD (ANU), FAHA

Elected: 2005

Discipline: History

Specialisation: History, Health, Australia, Family, Class


Professor Janet McCalman holds a personal chair in the History and Philosophy of Science Department in the Faculty of Arts, and in the Centre for Health and Society in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne. She is Director of the Johnstone-Need Medical History Unit.

She is the author of three award-winning books – two on the social history of Melbourne and one on women’s health. For eight years she wrote a fortnightly opinion column for The Age.


Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), 2018


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