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BRYANT, Lexia

Born: 24/11/1940

Died: 20/5/2015

Special Achievements:

Lexia Bryant was the first woman President of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (1999).  She was also the Chair of the Women in Rural Practice group which developed the policy on women as rural doctors for the College’s foundation documents (1996-7).  This led to national and international presentations to world rural doctor conferences in Durban, Dublin, Kuching and Calgary, many focussed on identifying what women needed in order to work in rural practice.  This was a novel idea in most countries at that time.

Lexia was a key contributor to the Calgary Commitment to Female Rural Family Physicians in 2000 and convened the Scientific Committee of the 5th World Rural Health conference in Melbourne in 2002.

Additional Information:

Lexia was granted the Vida Goldstein award from the Women's Electoral Lobby for her contribution to the professions in 2003.  In 2004, Lexia Bryant was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia for service to medicine, particularly through support for women in rural and remote practice.


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    Image supplied by Lexia Bryant, NPWHF collection