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Darrel Whitaker

Darrel Whitaker, British, Australian medical laboratory scientist, lecturer. Churchill Trust fellow, 1990; recipient Silver Kangaroo award Scout Association Australia, 1998.


Whitaker, Darrel was born on December 22, 1940 in Halifax, England. Came to Australia, 1973. Son of Frank Hartley and Minnie Whitaker.


Doctor of Philosophy, University We. Australia, 1984.


Chief technologist Halifax Hospitals, 1963-1973. Cytologist Hospital University Pathology Service, Perth, Australia, 1973-1995. Consultant cytologist Western Australian Center for Pathology and Medical Research, Nedlands, since 1996.


Chief commissioner Scout Association Australia, Western Australia, 1985-1988, branch chairman 1988-1992, 94-96, national councillor, since 1992. Fellow Institute Medical Laboratory Science, International Academy Cytology (awards committee 1986-1993). Member Royal Society Western Australia, Royal College Pathologists, Australian Institute Medical Laboratory Scientists, Australian Society Cytology (national secretary 1984-1988, board examiners 1990-1996, chair board education), International Academy Pathology (SAAL/Foley lecturer 1996), Papanicolaou Society, British Society for Clinical Cytology, Lord Baden Powell Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, reading, music.


Married Florence Margaret Speight. Children: Julian Roger, Adrian Mark.