Antony David Kidman
10 December 1938
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||12 September 2014 (aged 75)|
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|Occupation||Psychologist, biochemist, writer|
Early life and education
Kidman attended St Aloysius' College and then completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney and a Master of Science at the University of New South Wales. He accepted an American Cancer Society Scholarship and undertook a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
In the late 1960s, Kidman moved to Washington, D.C. to work at the National Institute of Mental Health at St. Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital. He returned to Australia in the early 1970s to take up a position as a lecturer in biochemistry at Monash University. He moved to the University of Technology Sydney in 1972 and worked there until his death.
In 1977, Kidman established the Foundation for Life Sciences, a non-profit organisation focused on youth mental illness. It was renamed the Antony Kidman Foundation after his death.
After his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in the 1980s, Kidman trained in cognitive behavioural therapy and became a clinical psychologist. In 1985, he established the Health Psychology Unit at the University of Technology, from where he conducted research into the biological and psychological aspects of cancer. He wrote over 150 journal articles and nine books.
Kidman married Janelle Glenny, then a student nurse, in 1963. They had two daughters: Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman (born 1967) and journalist and television presenter Antonia Kidman (born 1970).
Awards and honours
- A. D. Kidman, How to Change Your Life: Tactics for Moving from Thought to Action (London: Kogan Page, 1996)
- A. D. Kidman, Stress, Coping and Social Support in the Age of Anxiety (Sydney: Foundation for Life Sciences, 2005)
- A. D. Kidman, Schizophrenia: A Guide for Families (Sydney: Biochemical and General Services, 2007)
- A. D. Kidman, Staying Sane in the Fast Lane: A Guide to Emotional Health (Epping: Delphian Books, 2011)
- Kathryn I. Cocker, David R. Bell and Antony D. Kidman, "Cognitive behaviour therapy with advanced breast cancer patients: A brief report of a pilot study" 3 (3) Psycho-Oncoloy (1994): 233–237
- Sarah Edelman and Antony D. Kidman, "Mind and Cancer: Is There a Relationship?— A Review of Evidence" 32 (2) Australian Psychologist (1997): 79–85
- Sarah Edelman, David R. Bell and Antony D. Kidman, "A group cognitive behaviour therapy programme with metastatic breast cancer patients" 8 (4) Psycho-Oncology (1999): 295–305
- Sarah Edelman, Jim Lemon, David R. Bell and Antony D. Kidman, "Effects of group CBT on the survival time of patients with metastatic breast cancer" 8 (6) Psycho-Oncology (1999): 474–481
- Shane Pascoe, Sarah Edelman and Antony D. Kidman, "Prevalence of psychological distress and use of support services by cancer patients at Sydney hospitals" 34 (5) Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (2000): 785–791
- "Dr Antony Kidman: Nicole Kidman's father's legacy of nurture". Sydney Morning Herald. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
- "National Australian Birth, Marriage and Death Database Spanning 200 Years Launches Online World First" (Press release). ancestry.com. 2010.
- "Nicole Kidman Biography". Lifetime TV. Archived from the original on 19 April 2015.
- "About". Antony Kidman Foundation.
- "Professor Antony Kidman 1938–2014". UTS.
- "Nicole Kidman's dad died from a heart attack". SBS. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
- "Nicole Kidman's father, Dr Antony Kidman, dies in Singapore". The Sydney Morning Herald. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
- "How to Change Your Life: Tactics for Moving from Thought to Action". amazon.com.
- "Stress, Coping and Social Support in the Age of Anxiety". National Library of Australia catalogue.
- "Schizophrenia : a guide for families". National Library of Australia catalogue.
- "Staying Sane in the Fast Lane: A Guide to Emotional Health". amazon.com.