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College congratulates award winners, new Fellows and advanced training certificate recipients

10 May 2016

The College’s newest Fellows, award winners and advanced training certificate recipients were formally congratulated at the annual College Ceremony held during the first day of the International RANZCP Congress of Psychiatry in Hong Kong last night.

The College welcomes to the profession 182 new psychiatrists from across Australia and New Zealand, and 53 Fellows and trainees newly qualified in advanced training certificates in various areas of psychiatry.

A range of awards was presented to Fellows, trainees and individuals to acknowledge their outstanding achievements and contributions to psychiatry, the community and the College, and to recognise excellence in psychiatric research and training. Awards were also given to encourage new and emerging researchers.

The RANZCP’s highest and most prestigious award, the College Medal of Honour, was presented to Professor Philip Boyce of New South Wales for distinguished and meritorious service to the College. Professor Boyce has served the College and his patients extensively and with great distinction as an outstanding leader and researcher over many years.

Professor Philip Boyce receives his award from College President Professor Malcolm Hopwood.

Award winners Professor Dan Lubman and Dr Samantha Loi.

Dr Matthew Eggleston received the Ian Simpson Award for his outstanding contributions to clinical psychiatry as demonstrated through service to patients and the community, as well as his dedication to training and education.

The College Citation, which recognises special service to the RANZCP or psychiatry, was awarded to Professor Bryanne Barnett from New South Wales, for her achievements in the field of perinatal and infant mental health and for her broad contributions to the field of psychiatry.

Other awards presented at the College ceremony were:

  • The Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Basic Psychiatric Trainee Prize
    Dr Joanna Wang, New Zealand

  • The Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Psychiatric Trainee Prize for Scholarly Project
    Dr Usman Ali, Queensland

  • The Medlicott Award
    Dr Lillian Ng, New Zealand

  • The Addiction Psychiatry Prize
    Dr Oluwaseun Akosile, Queensland

  • The Connell Werry Prize
    Dr Joey Le, New South Wales

  • The RANZCP Early Career Psychiatrist Award
    Dr Samantha Loi, Victoria

  • The RANZCP Senior Research Award
    Professor Dan Lubman, Victoria

  • The Mark Sheldon Prize
    Ms Moe Milne, New Zealand

  • The Maddison Medallion
    Dr Gabrielle Hart, Victoria

  • The Margaret Tobin Award
    Associate Professor Simon Stafrace, Victoria

Attendees at the College Ceremony were honoured by the presence of many special guests, including Presidents and representatives from organisations from around the world, including the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists, the Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations, the World Psychiatric Association, and our sister psychiatric associations from Japan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Singapore, Europe and Canada.

The RANZCP Board on stage at the College Ceremony.

More information about the International RANZCP Congress of Psychiatry (8–12 May 2016) can be found at