Barbara Clayton

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Dame
Barbara Clayton
Born (1922-09-02)2 September 1922
Liverpool, England, UK
Died 11 January 2011(2011-01-11) (aged 88)
Alma mater Edinburgh University
Occupation Pathologist
Spouse(s) William Klyne
Children 2

Dame Barbara Evelyn Clayton, Mrs Klyne, DBE FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci (2 September 1922 – 11 January 2011) was a British pathologist who made a significant contribution to clinical medicine, medical research and public service.

Biography[edit]

Clayton was born in Liverpool and attended Bromley County School for Girls (London), where she was head girl. She went on to study medicine at Edinburgh University, qualifying in 1946, and was later awarded a PhD for her research into oestrogens in 1969.[1]

She met William Klyne in 1947 while both were employed at the Medical Research Council; they married in 1949, and remained married until William Klyne's death. The couple had two children.[2]

They moved from Edinburgh to London, where Clayton began working in the chemical pathology department at St Thomas's Medical College, where, using new biochemistry techniques, her research on hormones brought her widespread recognition. [3]

She served on the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution from 1981 to 1996 and chaired the enquiry into the Camelford water pollution incident in 1988.[4]

Awards[edit]

Significant positions held[edit]

  • 1999 - 2007 Honorary President of the British Nutrition Foundation
  • 1988 - 1998 Chair of the Department of Health's Standing Committee on Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education.
  • 1995 - 1997 President of the National Society for Clean Air and Environmental Pollution.
  • 1993 - 1996 Led the Nutrition Task Force for the Health of the Nation, on behalf of the Department of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
  • 1984 - 1987 President of the Royal College of Pathologists.
  • 1981 - 1982 President of the Biomedical Science Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • 1981 - 1982 President of the Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
  • 1977 - 1978 President of the Association of Clinical Biochemists.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barbara E. Clayton (1949-01-01). Studies in the metabolism of oestrogens. Thesis PhD--University of Edinburgh. 
  2. ^ Barbara Evelyn Clayton, at the Lancet, Volume 377, Issue 9775, p. 1402, 23 April 2011(doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60564-3); by Caroline Richmond; retrieved 29 May 2013.
  3. ^ Profile in The Guardian; accessed 26 March 2014.
  4. ^ Malcolm, Alan (2011-06-01). "Professor Dame Barbara Clayton Honorary Fellow". Nutrition Bulletin. 36 (2): 283–283. ISSN 1467-3010. doi:10.1111/j.1467-3010.2011.01903.x. 
  5. ^ Malcolm, Alan (2011-06-01). "Professor Dame Barbara Clayton Honorary Fellow". Nutrition Bulletin. 36 (2): 283–283. ISSN 1467-3010. doi:10.1111/j.1467-3010.2011.01903.x. 
  6. ^ Profile in Who's Who, ukwhoswho.com; accessed 26 March 2014.
  7. ^ Malcolm, Alan (2011-06-01). "Professor Dame Barbara Clayton Honorary Fellow". Nutrition Bulletin. 36 (2): 283–283. ISSN 1467-3010. doi:10.1111/j.1467-3010.2011.01903.x. 

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Educational offices
Preceded by
Robert Curran
President of the Royal College of Pathologists
1987 – 1990
Succeeded by
Sir Dillwyn Williams