Auckland, New Zealand
- Academic, Feminist and Historian
- Alternative Names
- Grimshaw, Pat
Pat Grimshaw has enjoyed a long and distinguished academic career. Having completed postgraduate studies in New Zealand, she joined the Department of History at the University of Melbourne in 1977. Pat is a Fellow of the Academy for Social Sciences in Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Academy for the Humanities, and Deputy Editor of the UK journal Women's History Review. She has been a member of the editorial committees of Australian Feminist Studies, Gender and History, Journal of Women's History and Pacific Historical Review, and has supervised over 50 PhDs to completion. In her various roles as supervisor, mentor, lecturer, professor, Head of Department, Deputy Dean, and member of multiple academic and professional associations, she has made an extraordinary contribution to women's history, to the history profession, and to the wider community.
Her extraordinary (and continuing) contribution was recognised in 2017 when she was awarded an Order of Australia for 'distinguished service to the social sciences and to the humanities through researching, documenting and preserving Australian history, and the roles of women in society'.