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John Gerald Greene M.A., Ph.D., F.B.Psy.S. (Dec.)
Clinical Psychologist: Behavioural Scientist

Dr. Greene's early clinical and research work embraced dementia, psychiatry of old age, alcohol problems, stress and schizophrenia. His PhD thesis was "A Factorial Study of Perceptual Function in Patients with Cerebral lesions."

In the early 1970s Dr. Greene was asked to see patients with possible psychological symptoms from Dr. David Hart's Menopause Clinic at Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow – the first menopause clinic in Europe – and this resulted in the seminal paper "A factor analytic study of climacteric symptoms" which was published in 1976 in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research. In 1998 he published in the Journal of the International Menopause Society (Maturitas) the pivotal article for menopause research, "Constructing a Standard Climacteric Scale." 

His interest in the psychosocial factors of the menopause resulted in work on psychological management at the menopause and measurement of symptoms and methodology in research. He published a steady stream of papers in psychology, psychiatry and medical journals. In 1984, his book entitled, The Social and Psychological Origins of the Climacteric Syndrome, was published.

From 1984-2002, Dr. Greene participated in each International Menopause Society Conference. The presentations he delivered there are published in the proceedings of the conferences. He served on the Executive Committee of the International Menopause Society from 1996 – 1999. Along with international colleagues from the psychosocial disciplines, he strove to uphold the place of psychosocial factors in the study and management of the menopause.

In addition to his work with the International Menopause Society, Dr. Greene served on the Editorial Board of "Maturitas" until 2007, was appointed to a succession of national and local committees through his work with NHS and was a founding member of the Scottish branch of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the British Psychological Society. He was particularly pleased to have Hans Eysenck speak at the inaugural meeting of the latter organization.

In 1995 Dr. Greene left the Health Service and took up the position of Registrar to the Board of Examiners in Clinical Psychology of the British Psychological Society having been Honorary Senior Lecturer and Co-coordinator of Training in Clinical Psychology at University of Glasgow.

Dr. Greene retired in 2005 to indulge his enjoyment of travel, his interest in European history and culture and his appreciation of music. He died in January 2009.


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