Dr Judith Godden
Department of History
University of Sydney NSW 2006
Initial telephone contact: 0408 967 937
Qualifications: BA(hons) U.N.E., PhD, Macq., DipEd U.N.E. MPHlth (ad eundem gradum USyd)
Judith Godden is accredited as a professional member of the Professional Historians Association (NSW) and undertakes commissioned historical work. Her research and teaching interests are reflected in her past roles as President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine; President of the NSW Society of the History of Medicine; Secretary of the Religious History Society of Australia; Secretary of the Australian Historical Association; member of the editorial board of Metascience; and book review editor for Nursing Inquiry.
Judith received the C.H. Currey Memorial Fellowship from the State Library of NSW to research the controversial nurse and professional woman, Lucy Osburn (1836-91). The resultant biography was short-listed for the National Biography Prize 2008. She is currently completing a professional biography of nursing leader Gwen Burbidge (1904-2000). Her interest in historical biography is also reflected in her 16 entries in the Australian Dictionary of Biography and other biographical dictionaries. She regularly presents her research findings to professional, academic and community groups.
- Godden, Judith, Lucy Osburn, a Lady Displaced. Florence Nightingale’s Envoy to Australia, Sydney University Press, 2006. (available from www.sup.usyd.edu.au).
- Godden, Judith, Brew, Angela and Roe, Ernest, 'Learning Research Skills: Programs and Issues', Occasional Paper 6, University of Sydney, 1996.
- Godden, Judith Victoria’s Controversial Matron: Gwen Burbidge and Nursing Reform (in press with The College of Nursing).
Carol Helmstadter and Judith Godden Nursing before Nightingale, 1815-1899 (in press with Ashgate).
- McAllister, Margaret, Wendy Madsen, Judith Godden, Jennene Greenhill, Rachel Reed, ‘Teaching Nursing's History: A National Survey of Australian Schools of Nursing and Midwifery, 2007-2008’, Nurse Education Today 30:4, May 2010, pp. 277-382.
- Madsen, Wendy, Margaret McAllister, Judith Godden, Jennene Greenhill, Rachel Reed, 2009 ‘Nursing’s orphans: how the system of nursing education in Australia is undermining professional identity’, Contemporary Nurse, 32:1-2, pp. 9-18.
- Godden, Judith and Carol Helmstadter, 2009, ‘Conflict and costs when reforming nursing: the introduction of Nightingale nursing in Australia and Canada’, Journal of Clinical Nursing 18:19, pp. 2692-99.
- Godden, Judith, ‘Hospitals’, Sydney Journal, 1:2, 2008. http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/sydney_journal/issue/view/43
- Godden, Judith, ‘Bathsheba Ghost, Matron of the Sydney Infirmary 1852-66: A Silenced Life’, Labour History, no. 87, 2004, pp 49-63.
- Godden, Judith and Helmstadter, Carol, ’Women’s Mission and Professional Knowledge: Nightingale nursing in colonial Australia and Canada’, Social History of Medicine, 17:2, 2004, pp 157-74.
- Godden, Judith, “Matching the ideal? The first generation of Nightingale nursing probationers, Sydney Hospital, 1868-84”, Health and History, 5:1, 2003, pp 22-41.
- Godden, Judith, “A ‘lamentable failure’? The founding of Nightingale nursing in Australia, 1868-84”, Australian Historical Studies, 32:117, 2001, pp 276-91.
- Godden, Judith and Forsyth, Sue, “Defining Relationships and limiting power: Two leaders of Australian nursing, 1868-1904”, Nursing Inquiry, 7:1, 2000, pp 10-19.
- Godden, Judith, “Containment and control: Presbyterian women missionaries and their supporters, NSW Australia 1891-1914”, Women's History Review, 6:1, 1997, pp 75-93.
- Godden, Judith, "Sectarianism and purity within the woman's sphere: Sydney refuges during the late nineteenth century", Journal of Religious History, 14:3, 1987, pp 291-306.
- Godden, Judith, "British models and colonial experience: Women's philanthropy in late nineteenth century Sydney", Journal of Australian Studies, 19, 1987, pp 40-53.
- Godden, Judith and Forsyth, Sue, ‘Historical Methods’, Nursing Research Methods, Critical Appraisal and Utilisation, (eds.) Z. Schneider et al, 2nd edn, Harcourt Australia, Melbourne, 2003, pp.154-62.
- Godden, Judith, "'For the benefit of mankind': Nightingale's legacy and hours of work in Australian nursing, 1868-1939", A. M. Rafferty and J. Robinson (eds.) Nursing History and the Politics of Welfare, Routledge, London, 1997, pp 177-91.
- Godden, Judith, "Victorian influences on the development of a professional identity within nursing", Scholarship in the Discipline of Nursing, (eds.) G. Gray & R. Pratt, Churchill Livingstone, Melbourne, 1995, pp 239-54.
- Godden, Judith, "No one can take away the kudos? Jessie Street and the unionisation of nurses in New South Wales", Jessie Street. Documents and Essays, ed. H. Radi, Women's Redress Press, Sydney, 1990, pp 94-103.
- Godden, Judith, “Portrait of a lady: A decade in the life of Helen Fell”, Worth her Salt. Women at Work in Australia, (eds) M. Bevege et al., Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, 1982, pp 33-48.
Godden, Judith, Philanthropy and the woman's sphere, Sydney, 1870-circa 1900. PhD thesis, Macquarie University, 1983, see http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/37176