Curriculum vitae of Geoffrey H Henry and other papers

Catalogue Number: 1444
Curriculum vitae of Geoffrey H Henry and other papers
Category: Papers
Sub-Category: Collection of papers (People) incl CVs
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1980
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Canberra
Publisher/Manufacturer: Australian National University
Description Of Item: (1) Curiculum vitae of Geoffrey H Henry printed from http://cvs.anu.edu.au/geoff on March 22 2010, 9 pages including publications. (2) Powerpoint presentation given by Geoff Henry at the dinner following the Geoff Henry symposium in Canberra November 20 2009 to honor him on his 80th birthday, 9 pages. (3) Web announcement of the Henry Symposium November 20. (4) Funeral order of service for Geoff Henry 17 November to 21 February 2010 single fold A4 with 3 colour photographs. (5) Typescript of an obituary for Geoff Henry by Professor Alan Harvey of the School of Anatomy and Human Biology at the University of WA for the Australian Neuroscience Society Newsletter 2010. (6) Infocus Newsletter of the ACO for March 2010 containing a tribute to Geoff Henry on his death. (7) Obituary published in Clin Exp Optom 2010; 93:184-185
Historical Significance: Geoffrey Henry (1930-2010 ) was First Vice-President and Chairman of the Australian (later Victorian) College of Optometry from 1955 to 1967 having served but one year previously as a Councillor in 1954. He had obtained his LOSc diploma from the Australian College of Optometry only three years earlier in 1951 and had set up practice in Camberwell. He had already completed a BSc degree with first class honours before starting his optometry course. He was a part-time lecturer in the College, teaching visual physiology from the early 1950s to the late 1960s. Under his chairmanship the College recovered from a financial crisis by obtaining recurrent government funding and a capital grants to buy land in Carlton and build the College's building in Cardigan St Carlton in 1960. The new financial security of the College enabled it to appoint its first full-time lecturer. He was a collaborator with John Nathan and Barry Cole in starting research in the College and an author on the publications arising from that research. He won a Chuchhill Fellowship in 1968 which enabled him to research overseas in Indiana University with Russell Devalois and in Cambridge with WAH Rushton. He returned to Australia to sell his practice and resign his positions in the College to take up a research fellowship in the John Curtin School of Medical Research working with Professor P O Bishop. His work at ANU on the visual neurophysiology earned him a DSc degree and a world reputation for his contributions to understanding the visual cortex.
How Acquired: Record of VCO
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 3

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