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.


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 2023

The 2023 RANZCOG Honours Nomination Period has closed.

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

2023Dr Ravi Chandran
2022Dr Denis Mukwege
2021Prof Caroline Homer, Prof Paul Lancaster
2020Prof Helena Teede
2019Prof Lesley Reagan
2018Prof Tom Gelhaus, Prof Annemarie Hennessy, A/Prof Sandra Lowe
2017Dr Mark Defrancesco
2016Dr Andrew Browning
2015Dr Raymond Rodgers
2014Prof Sir Peter Gluckman, Dr Peter White
2013A/Prof Annabelle Farnsworth
2012Prof Lois Salamonsen
2011Prof Bobby Lewis Shull

President’s Medal recipients

2023A/Prof Gregory Jenkins
2022Prof Yee Leung
2021Dr John Tait
2020Dr Celia Devenish
2018Dr Martin Gerard Ritossa
2017Dr Tony Geraghty, Dr Michael Rasmussen, Dr Sarah Tout
2016Dr Louise Farrell
2014Prof Caroline de Costa
2013A/Prof Robert Leigh Bryce
2011Prof Ian Godfrey Hammond
2010Prof Michael David Humphrey
2008A/Prof Ian Geoffrey Pettigrew, A/Prof John Michael Svigos
2006Dr Deryck William Charters
2000Dr Keith Reginald Barnes, Dr Geoffrey James Bishop, Dr Arthur Joseph Day
1997Dr Thomas Ian Cope
1990Dr Frank Menzies Cameron Forster
1988Dr Alan Donald Hewson

Excellence in Women’s Health Award recipients

2023A/Prof Harry Merkur, A Prof Len Kliman, Dr Peter Sykes
2022Prof Adrienne Gordon, Prof Gita Mishra, A/Prof Vivienne O’Connor, Dr Michelle Wise
2021Dr Ken Apen, Dr John Hall, Dr Debra Kennedy, Prof Danielle Mazza, Dr Jared Watts
2020A/Prof Chris Benness, Dr Susan Jacobs, Prof Grant Montgomery
2019A/Prof Deborah Bateson, A/Prof Penny Blomfield, Dr Lynne Brothers, Dr Michael Carette, Dr Heather Mitchell, Dr Colin Stewart, Dr John Taylor
2018Dr Virginia Billson, Dr Ea Mulligan, Prof Teck Yee Khong, Dr Jane Zuccollo

Distinguished Service Medal recipients

2023Dr Scott White, Dr Sue Belgrave, Dr Judith Gardiner
2022Dr Janet Vaughan
2021Emeritus Prof Alistair Maclennan, Professor Lesley McCowan, Dr Rupert Sherwood
2020Dr Ian Page, A/Prof Ian Pettigrew, A/Prof Ted Weaver
2019Dr Thomas Wells Cottee, A/Prof Malcom Ian Frazer, A/Prof Rosalie Mignon Grivell, Dr Tamara Walters
2018Prof Jonathan Morris, Prof Euan Morrison Wallace
2017Dr James Harvey, A/Prof Gregory Jenkins, Dr Anne Karczub
2016Prof Jan Dickinson, Dr Gino Francis Pecoraro

Distinguished Service Award recipients

2018Carmel Walker
2016Lyn Johnson
2013Valerie Jenkins

Distinguished Service Certificate recipients

2017Dr Chris Wilkinson
2016Dr Diane Mohen, Dr Philip Thomas
2014Dr William Milford

Conspicuous Service Medal recipients

2018Dr James Brodribb, Dr Joh Hehir, Dr Talat Uppal, Dr David Watson
2017Dr Paul Devenish-Meares, Prof Wayne Gillett

RANZCOG Service Certificate recipients

2023Mrs Jude Kaveney
2022Dr Elinor Atkinson, Dr Peter Scott, A/Prof Amarendra Trivedi

Māori Women’s Health Award recipients

2023Hapū Wananga Taranaki
2022Hon Kiritapu Allan
2021Māori Indigenous Health Institute (RMWHA)
2020Professor 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:

Email: membership@ranzcog.edu.au
Phone: 61+ 3 9417 1699


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