Derek Denton

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Emeritus Professor Derek Ashworth Denton AC[1] (born 27 May 1924) is an Australian scientist known for his research exploring the nature of consciousness in animals.

He is the founder and Director Emeritus of the Howard Florey Institute,[2] Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne, a consultant at the Baker Research Institute. Denton's latest book is The Primordial Emotions: The Dawning of Consciousness.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Derek Denton has been married since 1953 to Dame Margaret Scott.[4][5]


  1. ^ Companion of the Order of Australia "Order of Australia Companion in the General Division" (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia Gazette Special. Commonwealth of Australia. 26 January 2005. 
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  3. ^ "Hon degree to Derek Denton". UniNews 15 (17). 18 September 2006. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "The mind game". The Age. 8 Oct 2003. 
  5. ^ "Dame Margaret Scott, DBE" (PDF). Victorian Honour Roll of Women 1. 2001. 

External links[edit]

  • "Derek Denton". In conversation. ABC Radio National. 8 February 2007.  audio and transcript of interview