Episode 10: Pioneering Women - Helen Newton Turner


Prof Louise Ryan

In this episode, ACEMS Chief Investigator Louise Ryan takes a look at the life of another pioneering woman in the mathematical sciences. Helen Newton Turner was an Australian statistician and a statistical genetist who made some amazing contributions to science starting in the 1930s and spanning over a 40 year career.

In a time that was challenging for women to advance in science, Helen went on to become an accomplished statistician, principle scientist and world-renowned leader of CSIRO's program in sheep breeding research. 

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LISTEN: ABC Interview with Helen Newton Turner