Professor Dorothy Hill was an Australian geologist and palaeontologist, the first female professor at an Australian university, and the first female president of the Australian Academy of Science.
Dorothy Hill was a well-known figure at the University of Queensland from the time she was 18 years old and beginning her degree until she retired, aged in her seventies. By then she had become a world-renowned professor.
Throughout her career, she led by example and inspired women to pursue science and a university education. Through her numerous achievements, she helped to advance the place of women in academia.