- 7 August 1889
Linton, Victoria, Australia
- 14 July 1946
- Medical practitioner and Paediatrician
- Alternative Names
- Scantlebury, Vera (maiden name, 7 August 1889 - 18 September 1926)
Vera Scantlebury Brown, commonly known as Dr Vera, was appointed the first Director of Infant Welfare for the Victorian Department of Health in 1926. She remained dedicated to this position until her death. The position was only part-time due to her marriage, a custom of the time when it was considered that married women did not need to work outside the home. Vera Santlebury Brown was honoured with her appointment as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 9 June 1938 for her work in the fields of infant and maternal welfare.