Congratulations to Associate Professor Kate Drummond AM and Professor Mary Galea AM who were recognised in the 2019 Australia Day Honours.
Head of Neurosurgery at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH), A/Prof Kate Drummond, was recognised for her significant service to medicine in the field of neuro-oncology, and to community health.
Kate was the youngest and only the fourth female Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Fellow to be admitted to practise neurosurgery in 1997. After her medical studies in Sydney, and neurosurgical training at a range of hospitals in Sydney and Melbourne over a period of 10 years, she joined the RMH in 1997. She was appointed Head of Neurosurgery in 2017 and leads the busiest neurosurgery program in Australia.
Professor Mary Galea AM is the Academic Director of Australian Rehabilitation Research Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne Professor.
Mary was recognised for her significant service to medical education in the field of clinical physiotherapy, and to professional associations.
Mary’s current research program is investigating the health of peripheral nerves after spinal cord injury, the use of technology to drive recovery of upper limb function after stroke, and wearable sensors to measure rehabilitation outcomes.