Academy Fellows


Those persons who will be considered for election to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences will have demonstrated distinguished professional achievement in a field related to health and/or medicine.

Fellows of the Academy will have manifested their suitability by the exercise of outstanding leadership in the science of health and medicine; they will be continuing to demonstrate significant and continuing involvement with issues of health care, prevention of disease, education, research, health services policy and delivery.

They will have all or several of the following characteristics:

  • They are well recognised by their peers, nationally and internationally, for excellence in medical and health science.
  • They demonstrate creativity, distinctive competencies and a commitment to advance academic medical and health science in Australia.
  • They have contributed and are contributing to medical and health science by leadership, inspiration or the furtherance of health and medical science in a senior management or administrative capacity.
  • They raise public understanding or appreciation of medical and health science.

Fellows of the Academy have skills and resources to contribute to the Academy’s tasks of assessing current knowledge, conducting studies, and considering policy issues.

Those nominated for Fellowship are willing to be active participants in the Academy.



New Fellows

Each year, current Fellows are invited to nominate up to 4 new individuals who fulfil the criteria outlined above.

Fellows wishing to nominate candidates for Election to Fellowship should contact the Secretariat for application forms and instructions on how to submit the completed nomination documentation.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07 3102 7220


Election Timetable

2018 - 2019

October 2018

Newly elected Fellows of 2018 inducted at the AGM/Scientific Meeting

September 2018 - November 2018

Nominations invited from existing Fellows (closing date: November 30th)

December 2018

Nominations allocated to Selection Committees

January - May 2019

Referees’ reports sought

Early June 2019

Selection Committees meet to consider nominations and provide final recommendations to Council

Late July 2019

Council meets to finalise recommendations

First 2 weeks in August 2019

Full Fellowship invited to comment on recommended new Fellows

Late August 2019

Newly elected Fellows informed

October 2019

Newly elected Fellows of 2019 inducted at the AGM/Scientific Meeting