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December 2008 Issue
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Recognition for health research

Four researchers in the School of Population Health and Clinical Practice have been recognised with prestigious national and Australasian awards.

Professor Alexander (Sandy) McFarlane, Head of School Professor Konrad Jamrozik, Professor Janet Hiller and Associate Professor John Moss have all been recognised for their research and other contributions within the health arena.

Professor McFarlane has become the 11th recipient of the Founders Medal of the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research. The medal is awarded annually to someone who, over their entire career, has made a significant contribution to psychiatric research.

This is the second major award to Professor McFarlane this year. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, earlier this year, awarded him their Organon Senior Research Award for the most significant contribution to psychiatric research over the past five years in Australia and New Zealand.

Professor McFarlane is internationally renowned as an expert in the impact of disasters and post traumatic stress disorder, and is the Head of the University of Adelaide node of the Centre of Military and Veterans' Health.

Professors Jamrozik, Hiller and Associate Professor Moss are recipients of three of the 23 inaugural Fellowships awarded by the Public Health Association of Australia.

All three have been involved with public health for many years. Janet Hiller led the establishment of Adelaide Health Technology Assessment which provides specialist advice to the national governments of Australia and New Zealand on health care policy and practice.

John Moss was first appointed to the University's fledgling public health unit in 1973, and has since developed an extensive program in health economics and health services (delivery) research.

Professor Jamrozik is internationally known for his work on tobacco control. He has taught and researched various fields of public health around the world, and maintains clinical work in medical oncology.

Story by Robyn Mills

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