Dr Sheena Dawson MacLeod

Biography of Dr Sheena Dawson MacLeod

Sheena Dawson MacLeod
Sheena Dawson MacLeod

Sheena Dawson MacLeod was born in Glasgow on the 24th August 1925. Her father, William Leishman MacLeod, was a fruit buyer.

She was twice a graduate of the University of Glasgow, having initially studied for a Bachelor of Science, and later converted to medical study.

Sheena first matriculated in 1941, at the age of 16. She studied Mathematics, Chemistry and Natural Philosophy among other subjects and achieved a prize in Zoology in her final undergraduate year. She graduated BSc in 1944.

Soon afterwards she converted to Medicine and graduated MBChB in 1948.

During her time at Glasgow, she was heavily involved in student life, writing prolifically for the Glasgow University Magazine, as one of the few female writers on the team. She rose to become G.U.M.’s first female Editor in her final year of medical school.

After leaving the University, Dr MacLeod settled in Calcutta, India and then in British Columbia, Canada, and later Australia continuing her work as a Medical Practitioner internationally. She had a long and successful career and in 1990 she was awarded the Order of Australia for public service, in recognition of her contributions to public health.


Dr Sheena Dawson MacLeod
Born 24 August 1925.
Died 2006.
University Link: GU Degrees: Bachelor of Science, 1944; Sciences, 1941-1944; MBChB, 1948; Medicine, 1944-1948;
Occupation categories: Medical Practitioner; writers
Record last updated: 19th Dec 2019

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