Dorothy Jean Reading

Dorothy changed the course of cancer control and prevention activities in Victoria, Australia, and globally.

Change Agent

During her time at Quit, Dorothy was among a key group of experts who achieved a major reform in Victoria – the end of tobacco promotions on billboards and outside shops.

Dorothy's work was crucial in achieving community and political support for Victoria's landmark Tobacco Act 1987, and the establishment of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).

Dorothy later had a key role in building other cancer prevention programs including BreastScreen Victoria, PapScreen Victoria and SunSmart.