Elected & Honorary Positions - Prof. Lorraine Dennerstein

International Offices

2004-05 Past President, International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health
2003-04 President, International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health
2002-03 Vice-President, International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health
1999-01 Member of Depression Knowledge Centre Advisory Board - World Fed. Mental Health
1999 Member of Definitions Project Team - Council of Affiliated Menopause Societies (CAMS)
1998-01 Member of Advisory Board, Society for Behavioural Neuroendocrinology
1998-99 Chair, Course Coordinating Committee, Dept of Health, Commonwealth Secretariat
1996-98 Rapporteur, Working Party on Women and Bioethics and Human Rights, UNESCO, International Bioethics Committee
1996-98 Treasurer, Section on `Women's Mental Health', World Psychiatric Association
1995-99 Consultant, Women and Health, Commonwealth Secretariat, London
1994-97 Resource Member, Global Commission on Women's Health
1986-89 President, International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1987-90 Member of Executive Committee, Marce Society, The International Society for the Understanding, Prevention and Treatment of Mental Illness related to Child bearing
1983-86 President Elect, International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1994-96 Member of Steering Committee, Section on `Women's Mental Health', World Psychiatric Association
1988-2003 Member, WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Human Reproduction
1992-98 Chair, Board of Fellows, International Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynaecology
1980-98 Member, Executive Committee, International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1994 Member, WHO Scientific Committee for Research on Menopause
1989-92 Immediate Past President, International Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynaecology
1989-90 Vice-President, Association for Research on the Menopause, Paris
1989-91 Member, Advisory Board of the International Society of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine (ISPPM)
1988-89 Member, Committee for Human Rights Aspects of Traffic in Human Body Parts and Fetuses for Research or Therapeutic Purposes, UNESCO-WFMH Project

Australian Offices

2000-01 Member, Melbourne Collaborative Research Program - Visiting Research Scholars Award Sub-Committee, The University of Melbourne
1994-98 Member, Board of Research, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry
1995-07 Member, Academic Board, The University of Melbourne
1992-98 Membership, Faculty Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
1997-99 Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee, The University of Melbourne
1998 Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance Committee, The University of Melbourne
1997-2007 Lorna Stirling Estate Fund Committee, The University of Melbourne
1997-2007 Student Loan Fund and Bursaries Committee, The University of Melbourne (Chair from 2002)
1998-2001 Post Graduate Continuing and Public Education Committee, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne (Chair)
1997-2007 Policy Committee, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne
1997-2000 Internationalisation Committee, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne
1997-2000 Research Committee, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne
1997 Convener, Academic/Administrative Committee: Model Internet Course, The University of Melbourne
1993-96 Member, Advisory Committee, La Trobe University, Centre for the Study of Sexually Transmissable Diseases
1992-93 Member, Planning Committee, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
1991-93 Membership, Senior Medical Staff Executive, Mercy Hospital for Women
1991-92 Convenor, Women in Senior Education
1991-93 Member, Executive Committee, Australian Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1990-91 Member, Executive Committee, Dept of Community Medicine, University of Melbourne
1989-90 Member, National Health & Medical Research Council, Expert Advisory Panel on Women and Mental Health
1989-90 Member, National Health & Medical Research Council Steering Committee on Menopause Research
1987-89 Immediate Past President, Australian Society of Hypnosis
1987-91 Member, Gender Studies Committee, University of Melbourne
1985-87 President, Australian Society of Hypnosis
1983-84 Immediate Past President, Australian Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1983-85 President Elect, Australian Society of Hypnosis
1982-83 Representative of Department of Psychiatry, Faculty Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne
1981-83 President, Australian Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1978-83 Federal Treasurer, Australian Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
1979-81 President Elect and Secretary, Australian Soc. for Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynaecology
1977-79 Secretary and Treasurer, Australian Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1977-80 Secretary, Dept of Psychiatry Executive Committee, University of Melbourne
1975-79 State Representative, Aust. Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Community Committees

2002- 2009 Patron, Crisis Support Services
1992-96 Member, Post and AnteNatal Depression Association Advisory Board
1992-93 Member, Health Committee, Australian Ballet
1993 Member, Bicycle Council, Victoria, Strategic Planning Committee
1994 Member, Working Party to Develop Program of Exercise for all Victorians - Cancer and Heart Offensive

Convenor of Scientific Meetings

2006 Member, Organising Committee, 3rd International Congress on Women's Mental Health
2006 President, Asian College of Psychosomatic Medicine, Melbourne
2004 Member, Scientific Committee, XVIII World Congress of Sexology, Australian Centre for Sexual Health, Sydney
2004 Member, Scientific Program Committee, International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health, Atlanta
2004 Member, Scientific Committee, 5th International Symposium on Women's Health and Menopause, Florence
1998 Convenor, Training Workshop on Gender and Health by Distance Education, Malta
1991 Convenor, Centenary Seminar. "Is There a Doctor in the House", University of Melbourne Medical School, Melbourne
1990 Convenor, Public Seminar and Workshop on Postnatal Depression, Regional Meeting of Marce Society, Melbourne
1986-89 Member, Organising Committee, 9th International Congress of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Amsterdam, 1989
1982-86 President, 8th International Congress of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Melbourne, 1986
1982-85 Co-convenor, Australian/American Congress of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Maui, 1985
1980 Co-convenor, 6th Annual Congress, Australian Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dunk Island
1981 Co-convenor, 7th Annual Congress, Australian Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bali
1975-79 Secretary, Organising Committee, 8th International Congress of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine, Melbourne
1978 Co-convenor, 5th Annual Congress, Australian Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Melbourne
1976 Co-convenor, 6th Annual Congress, Australian Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Melbourne
1975 Co-convenor, 2nd Annual Seminar, Australian Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Melbourne

Positions held as Journal Editor

2006- Review Editor, Journal of Sexual Medicine
2004-06 Associate Editor, Journal of Sexual Medicine
2001-03 Editor, Women's Health Site, Medscape
1983-99 Editor for Australasia and the Far East, Journal of Psychosom Obstet & Gynaecol
1997 Guest Editor, Transcultural Psychiatric Research Review, Issue on Women, Culture and Mental Health
1993 Guest Editor, Issue on Women's Health, CHECK, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
1989 Guest Editor, Special Issue of Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1985 Guest Editor, Special Issue of Maturitas : Sexuality in the Climacteric Years
1985 Guest Editor, Special Issue of Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Membership of Editorial Boards

2004- Journal of Sexual Medicine
2003-2005 Menopause
2000-02 Depression Literature Review Service
2000-05 Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy
2000-07 Medscape Women's Health Editorial Board
1998-00 Archives of Women's Mental Health
1995-10 Psychoneuroendocrinology
1994-98 The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
1994-00 Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
1980-99 Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
1989-90 International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology
1986-95 Gynaecological Endocrinology
1982-90 Maturitas

Consultancies

2000- Consultant to Organon, Wyeth, Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, Bayer Schering Health Care, Boehringer-Ingelheim
1996-99 Consultant on Women and Health and Gender and Health for the Commonwealth Secretariat. Role: Implement Recommendations of the Eleventh Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting including establishing an Award for Excellence in Women's Health programme
1996-97 Consultancy for Commonwealth of Australia to prepare report on Women and Occupational Health for the Global Commission on Women's Health, WHO, Geneva
1995 Consultancy to Commonwealth Secretariat, London, to prepare background papers for Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting, Capetown, 1995
1992 Consultant to Family Health and Mental Health Division, WHO Geneva, to prepare report: `Psychosocial and Mental Health Aspects of Women's Health'
1989-03 Consultant on Human Sexuality to the Human Reproduction Programme, WHO, Geneva

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