The College congratulates the following RANZCOG members on recently receiving an Australia Day Honours award:
Senior Australian of the Year
Prof John Newnham AM is recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities in the prevention of preterm birth and has been described by the world’s leading scientific journal as ‘an intellectual leader of modern obstetrics who has changed the practice of medicine and the lives of women and infants’.
Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
Prof Shaun Brennecke, for distinguished service to medical education and research in the fields of obstetrics and gynaecology, and to professional societies.
Prof Michael Permezel, for distinguished service to medicine, and to medical education, in the fields of obstetrics and gynaecology, and to professional colleges. Prof Permezel is a Past President of RANZCOG.
Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
Dr Desiree Yap, for significant service to women’s health, and to medicine.
Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division
Dr Phillip Cocks, for service to medicine, and to medical associations.