Lorna Hodgkinson

Lorna Hodgkinson
Born(1887-05-13)May 13, 1887
South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia
DiedMarch 24, 1951(1951-03-24) (aged 63)
Gore Hill
NationalityAustralian
OccupationEducator and educational psychologist
Known forFirst woman to receive a Doctor of Education degree from Harvard University

Lorna Myrtle Hodgkinson (13 May 1887 – 24 March 1951) was an Australian educator and educational psychologist who worked with intellectually disabled children. She was the first woman to receive a Doctor of Education degree from Harvard University.

Early life

Hodgkinson was born on 13 May 1887 in South Yarra, a suburb of Melbourne, to Ada Josephine (née Edmiston) and Albert James Hodgkinson, a sugar planter.[1] The family later moved to Lennox Head, New South Wales,[2] and after her father's death, Lorna and her mother moved again to Perth. After studying at the Perth Girls' School, she began working as a student teacher in 1903.[1]

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