Stella Churchill (née Myers)(1883-1954), Medical psychologist and psychotherapist
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Churchill graduated in Natural Science from Girton College, Cambridge, in 1905 and qualified in medicine from the London School of Medicine for Women in 1917. Her medical career focused on women and children and in 1920 she became Assistant Medical Officer for Health for Maternity and Welfare at Bermondsey. After retiring she became interested in medical psychology and was appointed psychotherapist to the Tavistock Clinic and West End Hospital for Nervous Diseases. In 1924 she became the Parliamentary Labour Candidate for Hackney North, then for Brentford and Chiswick in 1929. She took an interest in topics including infertility and eugenics, and served on the committee of the Eugenics Society from 1931. Throughout her life she was a strong supporter of Save the Children, and sat on the fund's council for several years.
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