Philippa Hawking (born 1947)

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Philippa Hawking
1947 - living
United Kingdom
Other Names
Dr. Hawking, Pip
Philippa Hawking was born in 1947 in United Kingdom. She is the child of Isobel (Walker) Hawking and Frank Hawking, with siblings Stephen, Edward, and Mary.
Updated: June 23, 2022
Philippa is the younger biological sister of the famous physicist Stephen Hawking, and also has two other siblings Mary Hawking, and Edward Frank David (1955–2003) who was adopted. Philippa's parents attended Oxford - Frank read medicine and Isobel read Philosophy, Politics and Economics. All of the Hawking children are well-educated. Mary is a professor who created a foundation to further research into cosmology, astrophysics, fundamental particle physics, motor neuron disease (MND), and to improve the care offered to people with MND. Philippa is a medical doctor and you can read her CV at Philippa Hawking: Personal Life
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Philippa Hawking
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Philippa Hawking
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Dr. Hawking, Pip
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Philippa Hawking was born in in United Kingdom

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British - United Kingdom.

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Born in the United Kingdom, Philippa received her under-graduate degree at the University of Manchester, and moved from England to Western Australia in 2007.


University of Manchester medical degree. Masters of Health Management from the University of NSW, and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA).


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Philippa is a doctor (MD) who serves as the Director of Medical Services at Alfred Health in Australia.

Personal Life

From her resume at AlfredHealth in Australia: Dr Philippa Hawkings MBChB, MHM, FRACMA Director of Medical Services Dr Philippa Hawkings is Director of Medical Services Alfred Health. Dr Hawkings, who prefers to be known as Pip, comes to us from Traralgon where she has been the Chief Medical Officer at Latrobe Regional Hospital for the past 18 months and prior to that, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer there for 12 months. Originally from the UK, Pip’s under-graduate medical degree is from the University of Manchester. She also holds a Masters of Health Management from the University of NSW as well as the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (2016). She moved from England to Western Australia in 2007 and worked for four years as a registrar in emergency medicine and diving/hyperbaric medicine before commencing medical administration training. In 2014 she was part of the commissioning team for the Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) and in 2015 worked as the Acting Deputy Director of Clinical Services for FSH. Pip has experience in both metro and rural settings. In 2017, she relocated to Victoria to take up her initial role at Latrobe Regional Hospital.

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Curtis Beitans commented on Jun 23
Why did she add the s on to Hawking
Daniel Pinna commented on Jun 23
huh...right? Great catch...that is curious!


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1947 World Events

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In 1947, in the year that Philippa Hawking was born, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1951, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1979, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

In 1982, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

In 1999, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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