The RANZCP is pleased to see four Fellows amongst the recipients of this year’s Australia Day honours.
The Australia Day honours are conferred annually to Australians whose actions have set them apart and enriched the Australian community across a broad range of professional, public and community service sectors. It recognises their achievements and service to their fellow citizens.
Professor David Kissane, Companion of the Order of Australia
Professor David Kissane from Victoria was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to psychiatry, particularly psycho-oncology and palliative medicine, as an educator, researcher, author and clinician, and through executive roles with a range of national and international professional medical bodies.
Professor David Ames, Officer of the Order of Australia
Professor David Ames, also from Victoria, has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to psychiatry, particularly in the area of dementia and the mental health of older persons, as an academic, author and practitioner, and as an adviser to professional bodies.
Dr Peggy Brown, Officer of the Order of Australia
Queensland Fellow Dr Peggy Brown was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to medical administration in the area of mental health through leadership roles at the state and national level, to the discipline of psychiatry, to education and to health care services.
Dr Raluca Tudor, Public Service Medal
Dr Raluca Tudor has been recognised with a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service to the mental health of older persons in South Australia.
The College is proud of the outstanding achievements of these psychiatrists and for their contribution to mental health.
The RANZCP also recognises the important work of our members with various awards each year.