Making Waves by David G. Penington
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Making Waves
By David G. Penington

Making Waves

Medicine, Public Health, Universities and Beyond

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Making Waves by David G. Penington

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Throughout his academic and medical careers, David Penington has been an agent of change. In his fascinating memoirs, one of Australia's leading public health experts reveals his ethos, drives and the highs and lows of a life built on making waves. Appointed at St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne, he fostered new medical research specialty areas in haematology, medical oncology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and later neurology, and renal disease - a strategic development for a public hospital in the early 1970s. At the University of Melbourne, he was Professor and then Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, before becoming Vice Chancellor in 1988. During his tenure, he strongly resisted major and damaging government intrusion into the operations of universities, all the while reforming the education, research and management practices at the university. He has been at the forefront of national public health policy for more than 20 years. In 1984 he was Chair of the National Committee of Inquiry into a dispute between the government and the medical profession over public hospitals, which was key to the implementation of the Medicare system. He has also led two inquiries into illicit drug policies. Making Waves details a tireless leader who at every stage of his working life has never shunned public controversy in a bid to improve the lives of all Australians.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780522857443
ISBN-10: 0522857442
Classification: Autobiography: science, technology & medicine , Public health & preventive medicine , Health systems & services
Format: Hardback (240mm x 160mm x 28mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: The Miegunyah Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2010
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - David G. Penington

David Penington is a medical doctor whose subsequent career included 17 years as professor of medicine and seven years as chair of the Red Cross' National Blood Transfusion Committee. He is a former vice chancellor of the University of Melbourne and a former chair of Cochlear Ltd.

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