Jane's Curriculum Vitae

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The Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a UN Messenger of Peace.


Date of Birth: 3rd April 1934

Nationality: British

Marital Status: Married to Baron Hugo van Lawick, 1964 (divorced);

Married to Hon. Derek Bryceson, M.P., 1975 (widowed)

Children: Hugo Eric Louis van Lawick (1967 - )

Education, Research & Academic Appointments

Dr. Jane Goodall graduated from Cambridge University in 1966 with a PhD in Ethology, which is the scientific study of animal behavior. Most of Dr. Jane Goodall's research has been conducted in Tanzania either at Ngorongoro Conservation Area or Gombe National Park.

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Professional Affiliations

For the full list of Dr. Jane's professional affiliations click here.


For the full list of Dr. Jane's memberships click here.

Honorary Degrees

For the full list of Dr. Jane's honorary degrees click here.


Dr. Jane Goodall has been given a myriad of awards and titles including Commander of the British Empire in 1995 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

For the full list of awards Dr. Jane has won click here.


Although Dr. Jane has published numerous books, she is most well known for "In the Shadow of Man," "Reason for Hope," and her most recent publication "Seeds of Hope."

For the full list of Dr. Jane's published books click here.

Film Credits

Some of Dr. Jane's most well known films include "Jane's Journey" and "Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees."

For the full list of films that Dr. Jane is credited in click here.

Journal Articles

As one might guess, Dr. Jane has published various articles about chimpanzees and conservation.

For the full list of Dr. Jane's published journal articles click here.