• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0297

Barclay, Lesley Margaret

(1945 – )
  • Born 1 March, 1945, Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Professor


Barclay is the Professor of Family Health and Director of the Centre for Family Health and Midwifery at the University of Technology Sydney.

Prior to commencing an academic career Barclay, who is a registered nurse and midwife, worked in a range of midwifery and women’s health and community development roles. She also has degrees in social sciences and education plus doctoral research into sexuality and pregnancy.
In 1997 The Hon. Dr Michael Wooldridge, the Federal Minister for Health, appointed Barclay to the National Health and Medical Research Council. She was re-appointed for a second three-year term in 2000. Also she is a founding member of the Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care.

(Source: http://www.familyhealth.uts.edu.au/about/lbarclay.html accessed 18/02/02 and http://www.aut.ac.nz/conferences/healthpolicy/speakers.shtml accessed 18/02/02)


  • 2004 - 2004

    Appointed an Officer of the Order for Australia (AO) ‘for service to nursing, particularly in the fields of midwifery and child health in Australia and internationally through participation in development assistance activities.

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