We are delighted to report that nine Academy Fellows have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours list. The Academy warmly congratulations these Fellows, who are as follows:
David Albert COOPER AC – (posthumously awarded) For eminent service to medicine, particularly in the area of HIV/AIDS research, as a clinician, scientist and administrator, to the development of treatment therapies, and to health programs in South East Asia and the Pacific.
Rinaldo BELLOMO AO – For distinguished service to intensive care medicine as a biomedical scientist and researcher, through infrastructure and systems development to manage the critically ill, and as an author.
Mark Fort HARRIS AO – For distinguished service to education, and to the community, in the area of public health care, evidence-based practice, and equity, as an academic and researcher, and to refugees.
James MCCLUSKEY AO – For distinguished service to medical education, as an academic in immunology, and through research into immune systems response to viruses.
Christobel Mary SAUNDERS AO – For distinguished service to medical education in the field of surgical oncology, to the diagnosis and management of breast cancer and melanoma, as an academic, researcher and clinician.
Jonathan Rhys CARAPETIS AM -For significant service to medicine in the field of paediatrics, particularly the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of rheumatic heart disease.
Robyn Heather GUYMER AM – For significant service to medicine in the field of ophthalmology, particularly age related macular degeneration as a clinician, academic and researcher.
Christine Faye MCDONALD AM – For significant service to respiratory and sleep medicine as a clinician-researcher, administrator, and mentor, and to professional medical organisations.
Claire Elizabeth WAINWRIGHT AM -For significant service to medicine as a respiratory clinician, and for leadership into the study of cystic fibrosis.