Each year, the RANZCP presents a variety of awards to College members, and to external individuals or organisations to acknowledge outstanding achievements and contribution to psychiatry, the community and the College.
These RANZCP awards will be formally presented during the College Ceremony which will be held in Adelaide at the upcoming RANZCP Congress, 30 April to 4 May.
The College congratulates the following award winners:
Professor Ernest Hunter on receiving the College Medal of Honour.
Established in 1987, the College Medal of Honour is the RANZCP's highest and most prestigious award. It is presented for distinguished and meritorious service to the College, to a RANZCP Fellow who has given a minimum of ten years’ active service in organisational and/or administrative areas of the RANZCP.
Professor David Ames and Professor Bruce Singh for each receiving a College Citation
Established in 1986, the College Citation honours special service to the RANZCP or psychiatry.
Professor Paul Mullen for the Ian Simpson Award
This award was established in 1976 to honour Dr Ian Simpson (SA), a foundation member of the ANZCP who was also ANZCP President in 1966. The award acknowledges the most outstanding contributions to clinical psychiatry through service to patients and the community.
Dr Steven Moylan on receiving the Maddison Medallion
The Maddison Medallion (formerly known as the Grey Ewan Medallion, College Medallion, and Maddison Medal) is named in honour of Professor David Maddison. It was established in 1968 to recognise and encourage excellence in the study of psychiatry. It is awarded annually to the candidate who has performed most meritoriously throughout the RANZCP Fellowship training and examination process.
Professor David Crompton for the Margaret Tobin Award
Named in honour of the late Dr Margaret Tobin, this award is made to the RANZCP Fellow who has made the most significant contribution to administrative psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand over the preceding five years. Professor Crompton will present the ‘Margaret Tobin Oration’, a keynote address within the RANZCP Congress program in Adelaide in May.
Professor Michael Breakspear for receiving the RANZCP Senior Research Award
The RANZCP Senior Research Award was established in 1978 to recognise excellence in research in psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand. It is made annually to the Fellow or Fellows who, in the opinion of the Selection Panel, have made the most significant contribution to psychiatric research in Australia and New Zealand over the preceding five years. Professor Breakspear will present at the upcoming RANZCP Congress program in Adelaide in May.
Dr Scott Clark for the RANZCP Early Career Psychiatrist Award
The RANZCP Early Career Psychiatrist Award was established in 1979 to encourage and promote research in psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand. It is presented annually 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
For more information on RANZCP awards, visit the RANZCP awards page.