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Honour board

The winners of RANZCP and Faculty and Section prizes are honoured on this page.

 

College Medal of Honour

The College Medal of Honour was established in 1987, and is the RANZCP's most prestigious award. It is presented for distinguished and meritorious service to the College.

.More information about the College Medal of Honour [PDF; 47KB]

1988 Dr Russell A Pargiter (TAS)

1990 Dr Bruce H Peterson (NSW)

1991 Dr John D Russell (NSW)

1992 Dr John Ellard (NSW)

1999 A/Prof Joan Lawrence (QLD)

2000 Prof Edmond Chiu (VIC)

2001 Dr Noel Wilton (NSW)

2004 Prof Graeme Smith (VIC)

2006 Dr Eric Ratcliff (TAS)

2007 Prof Peter Ellis (NZ)

2008 Prof Beverley Raphael (NSW)

2009 Dr Johanna Lammersma (SA)

2010 Prof Graham Burrows (VIC)

2012 Dr Ian Holland Martin (VIC)

2013 Dr John Buchanan (VIC)

2015 Professor Basil James (QLD)

2016 Professor Philip Boyce (NSW)

2017 Professor Ernest Hunter (QLD)

College Citation

The College Citation was established in 1986, to honour special service to the RANZCP or psychiatry.

.More information about the College Citation [PDF; 47KB]

1989 Dr Basil Cameron (NSW)
1990 Dr John Dobson (NZ)
1991 Dr Jim Methven (NZ), Mr Denny Cowell (QLD)
1992 Dr Henry Bennett (NZ), A/Prof Anne Hall (NZ)
1994 Dr Thakshan Fernando (NZ), Dr Karen Zelas (NZ)
1996 Dr John Pougher (WA)
1997 Ms Margaret Ettridge (VIC)
2000 Dr Gavin Andrews (NSW)
2001 Dr Robert Broadbent (VIC), Dr John Slaughter (QLD)
2002 A/Prof John Snowdon (NSW)
2003 Mrs Pat Delaney (NSW)
2004 A/Prof Donald Grant (QLD), Dr Isla Lonie (NSW), Mr Jim Crowe (NZ)
2005 Prof Sidney Bloch (VIC)
2006 Dr Richard Astill (QLD), Ms Pamela Allen (NSW), Dr Ben Steinberg (QLD)
2007 Dr Martin Nothling (QLD), Dr James Rodney (QLD)
2008 Dr John Tooth OAM (TAS), Prof Kay Wilhelm AM (NSW), Prof Alexander Henderson (ACT), Dr Yvonne White (NSW)
2009 Prof Garry Walter AM (NSW), Dr Harry Derham (VIC)
2010 Prof Helen Herrman (VIC)
2011 Prof Graham Mellsop (NZ), Dr John Penman (WA)
2012 Prof Daniel O'Connor (VIC), The Honourable Justice William Carter QC (QLD)
2013 Prof Philip Mitchell (NSW)
2014 Prof Russell Meares (NSW), Prof William Emmerson (QLD)
2015 Prof The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir, AD CVO (NSW), Prof Graham Martin OAM (QLD), Prof Gurjhinder Malhi (NSW)
2016 Prof Bryanne Barnett AM (NSW)
2017 Prof David Ames (VIC), Prof Bruce Singh (VIC)
2018 Dr Peter McGeorge (NZ), Prof Barry Nurcombe (QLD), Prof Janice Russell (NSW)

Ian Simpson Award

The Ian Simpson Award was established in 1976 to honour Dr Ian Simpson (SA). It acknowledges the most outstanding contributions to clinical psychiatry through service to patients and the community.

.More information about the Ian Simpson Award [PDF; 47KB]

1988 Dr Henry Brodaty (NSW)
1992 Prof Derrick Silove (NSW)
1994 Dr Alan Rosen (WA)
1995 Dr Patrick McGorry (NSW)
2004 Dr John Lloyd (VIC)
2009 Dr Jeffrey Snars (NSW)
2010 Dr Cristea Mileshkin (VIC)
2011 Prof George Mendelson (VIC)
2012 Dr Frances Dark (QLD)
2013 Dr Peter Morse (NSW)
2014 Dr Sid Williams (NSW)
2015 Prof David Castle (VIC)
2016 Dr 
Matthew Eggleston (NZ)
2017 Prof Paul Mullen (VIC)
2018 Prof Dennis Velakoulis (VIC)

Maddison Medallion

The Maddison Medallion, named in honour of Professor David Maddison, was established in 1968 to recognise and encourage excellence in the study of psychiatry.

.More information about the Maddison Medallion [PDF]

1970 Dr Michael Serry, Dr David Serry
1971 Dr Ross Kalucy (NSW)
1972 Dr Peter Morse (NSW)
1973 Dr Jonathan Phillips (NSW)
1974 Dr Gerald Oppenheim (NSW)
1975 Dr June Donsworth (SA)
1976 Dr Brian Stagoll (VIC)
1977 Dr Henry Brodaty (NSW)
1978 Dr Eleanor Sebel (NSW)
1979 Dr Robert Barrett (SA)
1980 Dr Darryl Bassett (SA)
1983 Dr Peter Burnett (SA)
1984 Dr John Condon (SA)
1985 Dr Bruce Westmore (QLD)
1986 Dr Steven McLean (SA)
1987 Dr Deborah Blood (SA)
1988 Dr Ian Hickie (NSW)
1989 Dr Murray Wright (NSW)
1990 Dr Peggy Brown (QLD)
1992 Dr Patricia Jungfer (NSW), Dr Christine Jackson (VIC)
1993 Dr Anne Loughlin (SA)
1994 Dr Mary-Ann Germain (NSW)
1996 Dr Elizabeth Scott (NSW)

1997 Dr Simon Stafrace (VIC)
1998 Dr Nadine Caunt (WA)
1999 Dr Adrian Keller (NSW)
2000 Dr Verity Humberstone (NZ)
2001 Dr Ralf Ilchef (NSW)
2002 Dr Debra Wood (VIC), Dr Hang Tran (SA)
2003 Dr Melissa Greve (VIC)
2004 Dr Taraneh Khoo (QLD)
2005 Dr Ben Wells (SA)
2006 Dr Melissa Barrett (NSW)
2007 Dr Sally Matheson (QLD)
2008 Dr Lucinda Smith (VIC)
2009 Dr Dawn Barker (WA)
2010 Dr Sumitra Shankar (NSW)
2011 Dr Sara Burton (QLD)
2012 Dr Kelly McKenna-Kerr (WA)
2013 Dr Matthew Macfarlane (NSW)
2014 Dr Jane Cass-Verco (NSW)
2015 Dr Rebecca Wood (NSW)
2016 Dr Gabrielle Hart (VIC)
2017 Dr Steven Moylan (VIC)
2018 Dr Zoe Hawkins (VIC), Dr Gabrielle Matta (QLD)

Pat, Toni and Peter Kinsman Research Scholarship

The Pat, Toni and Peter Kinsman Research Scholarship, supported by a bequest from the Kinsman family, was established in 1996 to encourage research into postnatal depression in women in Australia and New Zealand.

.More information about the Pat, Toni and Peter Kinsman Research Scholarship [PDF; 48KB]

1998 Prof Chris Tennant and Dr Catherine McMahon (NSW)
2001 Prof Philip Boyce (NSW)
2003 A/Prof Anne Buist, Prof Jeannette Milgrom and Prof Carol Morse (VIC)
2005 Dr Susan Priest and A/Prof Marie-Paule Austin (NSW)
2007 Dr Megan Galbally (VIC)
2009 Prof Louise Newman (VIC)
2011 Prof Rhoshel Lenroot (NSW)
2014 Prof Harvey Whiteford (QLD)

Margaret Tobin Award

The Margaret Tobin Award was established in 2003, as a tribute to the memory of Dr Margaret Tobin. It honours special achievement in administrative psychiatry.

.More information about the Margaret Tobin Award [PDF; 49KB]

2004 A/Prof Peter Doherty (VIC)
2005 Prof Ian Hickie (NSW)
2006 Dr Wayne Miles (NZ)
2007 Dr Brett Emmerson (QLD)
2008 Dr Ruth Vine (VIC)
2009 A/Prof John Richard Newton (VIC)
2010 A/Prof Beth Kotzé (NSW)
2011 Dr David Chaplow (NZ)
2013 Dr Peggy Brown (ACT)
2014 Dr Nicholas O’Connor (NSW)
2015 A/Prof John Allan (QLD)
2016 A/Prof Simon 
Stafrace (VIC)
2017 Prof David Crompton (QLD)
2018 Dr Kathryn Turner (QLD)
 

Mark Sheldon Prize

The Mark Sheldon Prize was established in 2000 by the family, friends and colleagues of the late Dr Mark Sheldon. It recognises noteworthy contributions to Indigenous mental health in either Australia or New Zealand.

.More information about the Mark Sheldon Prize [PDF]

2001 Dr Helen Milroy (WA)
2002 Dr Ann Harrison (ACT)
2003 Dr Neil Phillips (NSW)
2004 Prof Ernest Hunter (QLD)
2005 Mrs Pat Delaney
2006 Dr David Cutts (NT)
2007 Dr Robert Parker (NT)
2008 Prof Mason Durie (NZ)
2009 Mr Andy Tjilari and Mr Rupert Peters (SA)
2010 Mr Arama Pirika (NZ)
2011 Dr Jason Lee (QLD)
2012 Dr Michael Duke (VIC)
2013 Dr Erihana Ryan (VIC)
2014 Dr Rees Tapsell (NZ)
2015 Dr Geraldine Dyer (QLD)
2016 Ms Moe Milne (NZ)
2017 Ms 
Phyllis Tangitu (NZ)
2018 Prof Hinemoa Elder (NZ)

RANZCP Senior Research Award

The RANZCP Senior Research Award is made annually to the Fellow or Fellows who have made the most significant contribution to psychiatric research in Australia and New Zealand over the preceding five years. 

.More information about the RANZCP Senior Research Award [PDF; 51KB]

1979 Dr John Werry (NZ)
1980 Prof Burton G Burton-Bradley (PNG)
1981 Dr Graham Burrows (VIC)
1982 Prof Gordon Johnson (NSW), Prof Gavin Andrews (NSW)
1983 Prof Russell Meares (NSW)
1985 Prof Gordon Parker (NSW), Dr Jerzy Krupinski (VIC)
1986 Dr A Scott Henderson (ACT)
1987 A/Prof John J Wright (NSW)
1988 Prof Chris Tennant (NSW)
1989 Dr Lorraine Dennerstein (VIC)
1990 Prof Gordon Parker (NSW)
1991 Prof Gavin Andrews (NSW)
1992 A/Prof Robert Goldney (SA)
1993 A/Prof Fiona Judd (VIC)
1994 Prof Peter Joyce (NZ)
1995 A/Prof Perminder Sachdev (NSW)
1996 Dr Joseph Rey (NSW)
1997 Prof Ian Hickie (NSW)
1998 Prof Patrick McGorry (VIC)

2000 Prof Assen Jablensky (WA)
2001 Prof Paul Mullen (VIC)
2002 Prof Philip Mitchell (NSW)
2003 Prof Henry Brodaty (NSW)
2004 Prof Peter Joyce (NZ)
2005 Prof John McGrath (QLD)
2006 Prof David Copolov (VIC)
2007 Prof Roger Mulder (NZ)
2008 Prof Alexander McFarlane (SA)
2009 Prof George Patton (VIC)
2010 Prof Bryan Mowry (QLD), Prof Ashley Bush (VIC)
2011 Prof David Castle (VIC)
2012 Prof Michael Berk (VIC), Prof Gerard Byrne (QLD)
2013 Prof Gurjhinder Malhi (NSW)
2014 Prof Osvalso P De Almeida (WA)
2015 Prof Stephen Kisely (QLD)
2016 Prof 
Daniel Lubman (VIC)
2017 Prof Michael Breakspear (QLD)
2018 A/Prof James Scott (QLD)

RANZCP Early Career Psychiatrist Award

The RANZCP Early Career Psychiatrist Award is presented to the Fellow (within five years of their election to Fellowship of the College) or registrar who has contributed the most significant paper published in the past two years.

.More information about the RANZCP Early Career Psychiatrist Award [PDF; 50KB]

1980 Dr Bruce Singh (NSW), Dr Henry Brodaty (NSW)
1984 Dr Wayne Miles (NZ)
1986 Dr Philip Boyce (NSW), Dr Nick Keks (VIC)
1987 Dr John Condon (NSW)
1988 Dr Peter M Yellowlees (UK)
1989 Dr Peter M Yellowlees (UK)
1990 A/Prof Fiona Judd (VIC)
1991 Dr Patrick McGorry (NSW)
1992 Dr Ian Hickie (NSW)
1994 Dr Ashley Bush (USA)
1995 Dr Michelle Atchison (SA)
1999 Dr Garry Walter (NSW)
2001 Dr Alasdair Vance (VIC)
2002 Dr Suzanne Luty (NZ)
2003 Dr Jeffrey Looi (ACT)

2004 Dr Alma Rae (NZ)
2005 Dr Rajeev Kumar (ACT)
2006 Dr Dan Lubman (VIC)
2007 Dr Michael Breakspear (NSW)
2008 Dr Christopher Davey (VIC)
2009 Dr Sophia Adams (VIC)
2010 Dr Simon Jones (VIC)
2011 Dr Dan Siskind (QLD)
2012 Dr Brian Power (WA)
2013 Dr Andrew Thompson (UK)
2014 Dr Matthew Macfarlane (NSW)
2015 Dr Steven Moylan (VIC)
2016 Dr Samantha Loi (VIC)
2017 Dr Scott Clark (SA)
2018 
Dr Klaus Oliver Schubert (SA)

New Investigator Grants

The New Investigator Grants program provides a number of small grants to trainees or other eligible applicants to facilitate research projects.

.More information about the New Investigator Grants

Recent recipients

2016 Dr Dale Marchant 'A qualitative exploration of how villagers in the remote Highlands of Papua New Guinea are affected by involvement in inter-tribal wars'
Dr Keryn Taylor 'An investigation of modifiable risk factors associate with depression: a 2.5 year follow up study of an international sample of people with multiple sclerosis'
Dr Lux Ratnamohan Intergenerational processes in refugee families: Legacy and transmission of trauma'
Dr Shuichi Suetani 'Acceptability of physical activity measures in people with psychotic disorders'
2015 Dr Clare Chapman  `Stress and unexplained medical symptoms' 
Dr Derek Buchanan `Academic psychiatry in New Zealand' 
Dr Izaak Lim  `Sexuality in psychiatric institutions'
2014 Dr Hannah Newall  `Sleep disorder in Schizophrenia'
Dr Iain Perkes  `fMRI correlates of decision making in obsessive compulsive disorder'
Dr Stephen Parker  `Evaluating residential mental health rehabilitation outcomes across three community care units: Qualitative evaluation of the consumer journey encompassing expectation and realities of care'
Dr Phillip Mosley `Impulsivity and caregiver commitment after deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease'

Research and Education Foundation Grant 

The Research and Education Foundation Grant awards one grant to an eligible applicant to undertake innovative research in psychiatry and enhance their research careers. 

.More information about the Research and Education Foundation Grant

2016 Dr Klaus Oliver Schubert 'Developing blood biomarkers for long-term cognitive deficits in people with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)'
2015 Ms Shalini Arunagiri 'Methamphetamine and psychosis: understanding risk factors'

Psychotherapy Essay Prize 

The Section of Psychotherapy Essay prize is offered each year by the RANZCP's Section of Psychotherapy for the best essay submitted by a psychiatry trainee or recent Fellow on a psychotherapy topic.

.More information about the Psychotherapy Essay Prize [PDF]

2012 Dr Julia Jamaludin (VIC)
2013 Dr Russell Golden (VIC)
2017 Dr Lara Gallur (SA)

Medlicott Award

The Medlicott Award was established in 1999 in honour of Prof. Emeritus Reginald Medlicott. It is designed to encourage achievement and excellence in research in forensic psychiatry.

.More information about the Medlicott Award [PDF]

2001 Dr R Paul Read (NSW)
2002 Dr Cassandra Griffin (QLD)
2003 Dr Aleksandra Isailovic (QLD)
2011 Dr Susanna Every-Palmer (NZ)
2012 Dr Claire Wolfenden (QLD)
2016 Dr
Lillian Ng (NZ)
2017 Dr Caleb Armstrong (NZ)
2018 Dr Yin-Lan Soon (NSW)

Addiction Psychiatry Prize

The Addiction Psychiatry Prize is awarded to a trainee or Fellow who has recently completed the Certificate of Advanced Training in Addiction Psychiatry. It is designed to encourage achievement and excellence in addiction psychiatry.

.More information about the Addiction Psychiatry Prize [PDF]

1994 Dr Michael Baigent (SA)
1995 Dr Jane Fitch (SA)
1996 Dr Edmond Van Ammers (NZ)
1997 Dr Fraser Todd (NZ)
1999 Dr Francis Agnew (NZ)
2000 Dr Charles Whan (NZ)
2001 Dr Karen Arnold (NSW)
2002 Dr Hang Tran (SA)
2005 Dr Joanne McSweeney (WA)
2012 Dr Catherine Llewellyn (QLD)
2013 Dr Danielle Florida (NSW)
2014 Dr Lisa Juckes (NSW)
2015 Dr Emma 
Schwarz (NZ)
2016 Dr Oluwaseun Akosile (QLD)
2017 Dr Kelly Ridley (WA)

Block Family Memorial Grant in Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry

The Block Family Memorial Grant in Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry is supported by a bequest from the Block family. It encourages further training with a focus on perinatal and infant psychiatry research in Australia and New Zealand.

.More information about the Block Family Memorial Grant

2015 Dr Jessica Kuc (VIC), Dr Alice Chang (QLD), Dr Dawud Meeran (NZ), Dr Oyewale Oyewopo (WA)
2014 Dr Virginia Loftus (VIC), Dr Benjamin Hoadley (NSW), Dr Gabrielle Hart (VIC), Dr Tibia Maloof (VIC), Dr Ian McCracken (NSW)
2013 Dr Monique Mason (VIC), Dr Christina Richardson (VIC)
2012 Dr Karen Gwee (USA), Dr Laura Kean (NSW), Dr Andrew McKensey (NSW)
2011 Dr Alice Dwyer (NSW), Dr Lucinda Smith (VIC), Dr Samari Johnston (VIC), Dr Adaobi Udechuku (VIC)
2010 Dr Nicola Beamish (TAS), Dr Tram Nguyen (VIC)
2009 Dr Emma Adams (Canada), Dr Deeta Kimber (VIC)

Howard Cooper Travelling Fellowship

Named in honour of the late Dr Howard Cooper, the Fellowship is made annually to a visiting overseas trainee psychiatrist or psychiatrist from the Asia-Pacific region who wishes to gain experience in child and adolescent psychiatry in Australia or New Zealand.

.More information about the Howard Cooper Travelling Fellowship [PDF]

2006 Dr Paul Orotaloa (Solomon Islands)
2008 Dr Norharlina Bahar (Malaysia)
2009 Dr Norzila Zakaria (Malaysia)
2010 Dr Nurulwafa Hussain (Malaysia)
2011 Dr Manveen Kaur Sachdev (Malaysia)
2012 Dr Sasitorn Chantaratin (Thailand)

Connell Werry Prize

The Connell Werry Prize is awarded to an Advanced Trainee in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for the most outstanding paper or poster presented at the annual meeting of the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

.More information about the Connell Werry Prize [PDF]

2001 Dr Cathy McGuckin (NSW)
2002 Dr Andrew Cox (NZ), Dr Michelle Fryer (QLD)
2003 Dr Karen Gaunson (VIC)
2005 Dr Beate Harrison (WA)
2008 Dr Melanie Turner (SA)
2009 Dr Yolisha Singh (NSW)
2010 Dr Abdulghani Mohammed Usman (SA), Dr Georgios Liangas (NSW)
2011 Dr Julia Katherine Moore (WA)
2012 Dr Jennifer Harris (VIC)
2013 Dr Tatiana Catanchin (VIC)
2014 Dr John Kasinathan (NSW)
2015 Dr Joey Le (
NSW)
2016 Dr Lakshman Ratnamohan (NSW)
2017 Dr Brendan Daugherty (NSW)

Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Basic Trainee Prize

.More information about the Basic Trainee Prize [PDF]

2013 Dr Phillip Mosley (QLD)
2014 Dr Julia Jamaludin (VIC)
2016 Dr Joanna Wang (NZ)

Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Trainee Scholarly Project Prize

.More information about the Trainee Scholarly Project Prize [PDF]

2013 Dr Sires Bharathan (NZ)
2014 Dr Eli Kotler (VIC), Dr Duncan McKellar (SA)
2015 Dr Andrew Gleason (VIC), Dr Shanthi Sarma (QLD)
2016 Dr Usman Ali (QLD)
2017 Dr Meagan Ramages (NZ)
2018 Dr Arulmathy Arunachalam (QLD)

Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Best Mental Health Service Improvement Prize

.More information about the Best Mental Health Service Improvement Prize [PDF]

2013 Dr Anne Wand (NSW)
2015 Dr Shalini Arunogiri (VIC)
2017 Dr Jacqueline Huber (NSW)