Dorothy Broom

 

Dorothy Broom

 

 

Dorothy Broom (PhD) is a Professor Emerita at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH), Australian National University (ANU), where she is involved in research on inequalities in health, the relationship between work and family health, and gendering health.  She also supervises PhD candidates. She was formerly Convenor of Women’s Studies at ANU, and is the author of a number of articles and books, including Damned If We Do: Contradictions of Women’s Health Care (1991), Double Bind: Women Affected by Alcohol and Other Drugs (1994), and (with Jane Dixon) The Seven Deadly Sins of Obesity: How the Modern World is Making Us Fat (2007).

In 1993 she was named Canberra Woman of the Year for distinguished service to the Australian Capital Territory’s women’s movement and to women’s health. In 1994, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to women and women’s health.

 

 

 

'For me, the thing that most distinguishes Dotty is the intense blue of her eyes.  If you look closely you can see her great interest in what you are saying and just the mere touch of laughter around her eyes and mouth.   A significant point to look at in this portrait are the necklace and earrings made from melted down armaments from eastern Europe.