Australia Day Honours 2019

29 January, 2019

MS Research Australia would like to congratulate all of the outstanding Australians who have been announced in the Australia Day Honours List 2019.

We would particularly like to recognise a number of individuals who have made significant contributions to the MS research community in either a philanthropic, business or medical research capacity.

  • Professor Mary Galea AM, for significant services to medical education in the field of clinical physiotherapy, and to professional associations. Professor Galea is currently a recipient of a 2019 MS Research Australia Project Grant where she tracking walking and balance changes in people with MS.
  • Mr William Webster AM, for significant service to the community through philanthropic and social welfare initiatives. For over 15 years Mr Webster has provided significant business, philanthropic and advocacy support to MS Research Australia.
  • Professor Matthew Kiernan AM – for significant service to medicine, and to medical education, in the field of neurology. Professor Kiernan is the Co-Director of the Brain and Mind Centre and works closely with our MS Research Australia Brain Bank and he is the ANZAN President.
  • Professor Helen Christensen AO, for distinguished service to medical research through the development of on-line mental health treatment programs. Professor Christensen and the Black Dog Institute have recently partnered with MS Research Australia on a number of initiatives and Alliances.
  • Professor Peter Robert Schofield AO, for distinguished service to medical and scientific research in the field of neuroscience, and to professional institutes.

Congratulations again on these well-deserved acknowledgements.

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