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Ruth Frances Bishop

Ruth Frances Bishop, Australian microbiologist, research scientist, educator. Decorated officer Order of Australia.


  • Bishop, Ruth Frances was born on May 12, 1933 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Daughter of Percival Charles William and Una Frances Armitage (Wilson) Langford.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Melbourne, 1954. Master of Science, University Melbourne, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Melbourne, 1961.

      Doctor of Science, University Melbourne, 1978. FRACP (honorary), 2008. DMedSci (honorary), 2009.


    • Research fellow University Liverpool, England, 1962-1965, Royal Children's Hospital Research Foundation, Melbourne, 1968-1974, Chief Executive Officer, 1990-1991. Research fellow National Health and Medical Research Council, Australlia, 1975-1979, principal research fellow Australlia, 1980-1991, senior principal research fellow Australia, 1992-1998, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, 1999—2009. Professional associate University Melbourne, 1990-1994, professor Parkville, Victoria, Australia, since 1995.

      Honorary research fell, since 2010. Director Australian Medical Research and Development Company, Melbourne, 1991-1992. Member regional grants interview committee National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia, 1991-1998.

      Consultant World Health Organization, Geneva, since 1983.


    • Editorial board Revs. Infectious Diseases, 1989-1999. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


    Chairman associates special activities 8th Asian Conference ObGyn, Melbourne, 1979-1981. Fellow Australian Society Microbiology, Royal Australasian College Physicians (honorary). Member American Society Microbiology, American Society Virology, Pediatrics Research Society Australia (president 1972), Australian Society Medical Research, Australian Society Infectious Diseases, National Association Research Fellows National Health and Medical Research Council (secretary 1991-1993).



    Reading, opera, tennis, gardening.


    • Married Geoffrey James Bishop, December 8, 1956. Children: Thomas Geoffrey, Anne Frances, Michael William.
    • father: Percival Charles William Langford
    • mother: Una Frances Armitage (Wilson) Langford
    • spouse: Geoffrey James Bishop
    • children: Thomas Geoffrey Bishop
    • Anne Frances Bishop
    • Michael William Bishop
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    Born May 12, 1933
    • 1954
      University Melbourne
    • 1958
      University Melbourne
    • 1961
      University Melbourne
    • 1978
      University Melbourne
    • 1962 - 1965
      Research fellow, University Liverpool
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1968 - 1974
      Research fellow, University Liverpool
      Melbourne, Florida, United States
    • 1975 - 1979
      research fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council
    • 1995
      professional associate, University Melbourne
      Victoria, Australia
    • 1999 - 2009
      research fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council
      Melbourne, Florida, United States
    • 2010
      honorary research fell
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