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Lorraine Dennerstein

Honorary
humans
female
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
middle aged
menopause
obstetrics & gynecology
adult
longitudinal studies
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Prof

Lorraine Dennerstein

 
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Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Menopause
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Prof

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Professor Lorraine Dennerstein AO MBBS PhD DPM FRANZCP

Professor Dennerstein holds a Personal Chair at The University of Melbourne, Australia, where she is Foundation Director of the Office for Gender and Health and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. She established and directed the first academic centre for teaching and research in women’s health and also the first inpatient mother-baby psychiatric unit in an obstetrics hospital.

Her contribution to women's health was recognised by the award of the Order of Australia in 1994. She has been a consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat (London), the World Health Organisation, the Global Commission on Women's Health (WHO) and the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO. For over 30 years she has researched the relationship of ovarian steroids to women’s sexual functioning. Studies included effects on women’s sexual functioning of: changes in endogenous hormones with menstrual cycle and menopause; hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy; oral contraceptive pill and hormone therapy. Her population based study of women through the menopausal transition has been able to document prospectively the relative importance of hormonal to psychosocial factors in women’s sexual functioning.
Research experience includes surveys, bioavailability studies, double blind randomized clinical trials, evaluation of therapies, the development and validation of questionnaires for assessing female sexual functioning and epidemiological studies. Publications include 24 books authored/edited and over 300 journal articles/chapters (over 210 in peer reviewed journals). She has been president of national and international medical societies and organised national and international scientific conferences. She is a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health and is currently Review Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. In July 2005 she was awarded a Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Sexuality Research by the World Association of Sexology.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

1994

Officer of the Order of Australia


2005

World Association for Sexology

2002

North American Menopause Society (NAMS)/Pfizer Perimenopause Research Award

1997

Commonwealth Award of Excellence for Good Practice in Women's Health: the Melbourne Women's Midlife Health Project

1981

Book of the Year Award "Arthur Shapiro Hypnosis Book Award", American Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

1970

Robert Gartley Healey Prize in Obstetrics

1970

Hubert Sydney Jacobs Prize in Clinical Gynaecology

1970

Sir A E Rowden White Prize in Clinical Obstetrics

1970

Exhibition in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

1970

Robert Marshall Allan Memorial Prize

1970

Fulton Scholarship

1993

Foundation Fellow, St Hilda's College, University of Melbourne


1983

FRANZCP - Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Psychiatry

Mranzcp

Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Education


DPM

University of Melbourne

Doctor of Philosophy

Monash University

Bachelor of Medicine

University of Melbourne