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Patricia Margaret Stevenson

biochemist , researcher , writer

Patricia Margaret Stevenson, Australian biochemist, researcher, writer. Achievements include new findings in mechanisms of control of steroid hormone synthesis and the supporting metabolism in ovary. Recipient scholarship Commonwealth Government, 1958-1960, Research grant from Australian Research Grants Committee, 1974-1991, University Western Australia, 1974-1993, Science Research grant Ford Foundation, 1968-1972.


Stevenson, Patricia Margaret was born on January 16, 1932 in Adelaide, Australia. Daughter of Francis Patrick and Margaret Graham (McNeill) Wilson.


Bachelor of Science, University Adelaide, Australia, 1959. Bachelor of Science with honors, University Adelaide, Australia, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, University Adelaide, Australia, 1965.


Trainee nurse Adelaide Children's Hospital, 1951-1952. Cadet in chemistry/bacteriology University Adelaide, 1950, 53. Laboratory technical Popes Products, Engineering, 1955.

Laboratory assistant F.H. Fauldings, Pharmaceuticals, 1956-1958. Demonstrator biochemistry University Adelaide, 1960-1963. Research scientist Medical Research Council, Clinical Endocrinology Unit, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1964-1973.

Senior lecturer biochemistry University Western Australia, 1973-1981, associate professor biochemistry, since 1981, senior honorary research fellow, since 1992. Director Raine Center for Research in Perinatal and Development Biology, University Western Australia, 1982-1988. Councilor Australian Institute Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, 1982-1988.

Interim councilor Nation Science and Technology Center, Canberra, Australia, since 1989. Research/sabbatical University Cambridge, University Amsterdam, University Singapore, University of California at Los Angeles, 1978, 83, 90.


  • Achievements include new findings in mechanisms of control of steroid hormone synthesis and the supporting metabolism in ovary.


  • Contributor over 90 articles to professional journals.


Tutor/treasurer Toodyay (West Australia) Learning Center, 1993-1994. Member council of management St. James Strata Plan 3204, Crawley, Western Australia, 1986-1994. Member Australian Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society (councillor 1974-1977, Western Australian representative), New York Academy of Sciences, Endocrinology Society United Kingdom, Australian Institute International Affairs.


Married Donald George Stevenson, July 23, 1966.

Francis Patrick Wilson

Margaret Graham (McNeill) Wilson

Donald George Stevenson