- 16 August 1900
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
- 21 October 1976
Edgecliff, New South Wales, Australia
- Academic, Geologist and Palaeontologist
- Alternative Names
- Brown, Ida Alison (birth name)
Ida Alison Browne lectured in palaeontology at the University of Sydney from 1935 to 1950, before working jointly with her husband, William Rowan Browne, a renowned geologist.
She was educated at Fort Street Girls' High School in Sydney, before attending the University of Sydney where, in 1922, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science, with First Class Honours. She was awarded the University Medal in geology. In 1932, she was awarded a Doctorate of Science.
Later in her career, she served as a Member of the Australian National Research Council.