D.Sc. Winifred Clara Cullis

Title: D.Sc.
Prename: Winifred Clara
Surname: Cullis
Profession: Physiologist, professor
Birthday: 06/02/1875
Place of birth: Gloucester
Date of death: 11/13/1956
Place of death: London
Education: 1896–1900 Natural Sciences Tripos as Sidgwick Scholar at Newnham College, Cambridge; 1908 D.Sc. University of London
Career: 1901 physiology demonstrator at the London School of Medicine for Women; 1903–08 colecturer; 1908 head of department; 1912 lecturer and university reader; 1916 visiting professor of physiology at the University of Toronto, Canada; 1919–39 full professor at the London School of Medicine for Women; 1939–45 head of the women’s department of the British Information Service in New York City; honorary title awarded by Vassar College, NY, in 1919, by Goucher College, MD, in 1931, and by the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1955
Memberships: 1907 founding member, British Federation of University Women (BFUW); 1915 Physiological Society, London; 1919 founding member, International Federation of University Women (IFUW); 1924–29 BFUW president; 1929–32 IFUW president
Biographical literature: R.E.M. Bowden, “Cullis, Winifred Clara (1875–1956),” *Oxford Dictionary of National Biography* (Oxford University Press, 2004)
Major works: *The Body and Its Health* (with Muriel Bond; London: Allen & Unwin, 1935); *Your Body and the Way It Works* (London: Allen & Unwin, 1949)
Image caption: by Madame Yevonde, 1944
Links: [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Winifred Clara Cullis](http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/32661)