The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists is delighted that two of our Fellows were recognised in the Australia Day 2021 Honours List.
Both Fellows were recognised for their achievements and service to psychiatry.
Victorian Fellow Professor Nicholas Keks was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to tertiary education, to psychiatry, and to professional bodies.
Professor Keks has been involved in the College for several decades, through his membership of various committees at state and bi-national levels, and in 2011 he became a Foundation member of the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry. Professor Keks chaired the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Committee on Mental Health from 1993 to 2000, has published over 220 peer reviewed papers, and has also been involved with numerous other organisations including the Australian Medical Council, SANE, and the Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria.
Victorian Fellow Professor Dan Lubman was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to medical education, research, treatment and policy in the field of addiction.
Professor Lubman was the Chair of the RANZCP’s Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry (previously Section of Addiction Psychiatry) from 2008 to 2017 and has received several College awards including the Early Career Psychiatrist Award (2006) and the RANZCP Senior Research Award (2016). Professor Lubman is Director of Turning Point, Australia's leading national addiction treatment, research and education centre, inaugural Director of the Monash Addiction Research Centre and Professor of Addiction Studies and Services at Monash University.
The RANZCP is delighted to see the hard work and dedication of individual Fellows recognised and celebrated in this way. Honours of this nature also contribute to increasing the awareness and appreciation of psychiatry and the role of psychiatrists in the community.