Honours and awards
The College bestows honours and awards on individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the work of the College and women’s health more broadly.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) bestows honours and awards on individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the work of the College and/or women’s health more broadly. Nominations are considered by the College Honours Committee and awarded by the RANZCOG Board.
Nominations opened Wednesday 1 March 2023, and will close Wednesday 31 May 2023 (5pm AEST).
The Honours Committee, chaired by the President, meets once a year to consider nominations for RANZCOG Honours and Awards.
Requirements for the submission of your nomination:
Nominations must be made and seconded by Fellows or Diplomates of the College.
Complete the online nomination form below.
Attach a nomination letter addressed to the President, detailing the reason for the nomination and the contributions the individual has made to the profession, College work or to the area of women’s health more broadly.
Attach a curriculum vitae of the nominee.
Awards timeline 2023
1 March: Call for nominations open
31 May: Deadline for submitting nominations (5pm AEST)
June/July: Honours Committee review all nominations and make their recommendations
Following the deliberation process, the Honours Committee will submit the recommendations to the Board at the July Council week meeting for final approval.
All deliberations, investigations and recommendations relating to the nomination shall be treated as strictly confidential by all persons concerned. Nominators will be advised of the outcome of the nomination by the RANZCOG Honours Committee Chair.
For more information, refer to the following policy:
Honorary Fellow recipients
|2022||Dr Denis Mukwege|
|2021||Prof Caroline Homer, Prof Paul Lancaster|
|2020||Prof Helena Teede|
|2019||Prof Lesley Reagan|
|2018||Prof Tom Gelhaus, Prof Annemarie Hennessy, A/Prof Sandra Lowe|
|2017||Dr Mark Defrancesco|
|2016||Dr Andrew Browning|
|2015||Dr Raymond Rodgers|
|2014||Prof Sir Peter Gluckman, Dr Peter White|
|2013||A/Prof Annabelle Farnsworth|
|2012||Prof Lois Salamonsen|
|2011||Prof Bobby Lewis Shull|
President’s Medal recipients
|2022||Prof Yee Leung|
|2021||Dr John Tait|
|2020||Dr Celia Devenish|
|2018||Dr Martin Gerard Ritossa|
|2017||Dr Tony Geraghty, Dr Michael Rasmussen, Dr Sarah Tout|
|2016||Dr Louise Farrell|
|2014||Prof Caroline de Costa|
|2013||A/Prof Robert Leigh Bryce|
|2011||Prof Ian Godfrey Hammond|
|2010||Prof Michael David Humphrey|
|2008||A/Prof Ian Geoffrey Pettigrew, A/Prof John Michael Svigos|
|2006||Dr Deryck William Charters|
|2000||Dr Keith Reginald Barnes, Dr Geoffrey James Bishop, Dr Arthur Joseph Day|
|1997||Dr Thomas Ian Cope|
|1990||Dr Frank Menzies Cameron Forster|
|1988||Dr Alan Donald Hewson|
Excellence in Women’s Health Award recipients
|2022||Prof Adrienne Gordon, Prof Gita Mishra, A/Prof Vivienne O’Connor, Dr Michelle Wise|
|2021||Dr Ken Apen, Dr John Hall, Dr Debra Kennedy, Prof Danielle Mazza, Dr Jared Watts|
|2020||A/Prof Chris Benness, Dr Susan Jacobs, Prof Grant Montgomery|
|2019||A/Prof Deborah Bateson, A/Prof Penny Blomfield, Dr Lynne Brothers, Dr Michel Carette, Dr Heather Mitchell, Dr Colin Stewart, Dr John Taylor|
|2018||Dr Virginia Billson, Dr Ea Mulligan, Prof Tech Yee Khong, Dr Jane Zuccollo|
Distinguished Service Medal recipients
|2022||Dr Janet Vaughan|
|2021||Emeritus Prof Alistair Maclennan, Professor Lesley McCowan, Dr Rupert Sherwood|
|2020||Dr Ian Page, A/Prof Ian Pettigrew, A/Prof Ted Weaver|
|2019||Dr Thomas Wells Cottee, A/Prof Malcom Ian Frazer, A/Prof Rosalie Mignon Grivell, Dr Tamara Walters|
|2018||Prof Jonathan Morris, Prof Euan Morrison Wallace|
|2017||Dr James Harvey, A/Prof Gregory Jenkins, Dr Anne Karczub|
|2016||Prof Jan Dickinson, Dr Gino Francis Pecoraro|
Distinguished Service Award recipients
Distinguished Service Certificate recipients
|2017||Dr Chris Wilkinson|
|2016||Dr Diane Mohen, Dr Philip Thomas|
|2014||Dr William Milford|
Conspicuous Service Medal recipients
|2018||Dr James Brodribb, Dr Joh Hehir, Dr Talat Uppal, Dr David Watson|
|2017||Dr Paul Devenish-Meares, Prof Wayne Gillett|
RANZCOG Service Certificate recipients
|2022||Dr Elinor Atkinson, Dr Peter Scott, A/Prof Amarendra Trivedi|
Māori Women’s Health Award recipients
|2022||Hon Kiritapu Allan|
|2021||Māori Indigenous Health Institute (RMWHA)|
|2020||Professor Bev Lawton, Smear Your Mea Charitable Trust/Mr Eruera Keepa|
First Nations Women’s Health Medal recipients
This is a new award.
For further information on the nomination and evaluation process, please contact the Membership team:
Phone: 61+ 3 9417 1699