Awards

2020 Honorary Fellowship
Royal Aeronautical Society, United Kingdom
The world’s highest distinction for aerospace achievement awarded for only the most outstanding contributions to the aerospace profession. This honour is conferred on those whose careers, leadership, inspiration and impact mark them out as among the most eminent, widely recognised and influential aerospace professionals of their generation. Awarded in recognition of extensive contribution to the field of aviation medicine over several decades.

2014 John Paul Stapp Award
Aerospace Medical Association, United States
Given to recognise outstanding contributions in the field of aerospace biomechanics and to promote progress in protection from injury resulting from ejection, vibration and impact.
*First Australian ever to win this prestigious award.

2012 President’s Prize
Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine
For the best paper published by a member in a peer-reviewed journal. Awarded for the paper “The geometry of high angle of attack manoeuvres and the implications for Gy-induced neck injuries” [Aviat Space Environ Med 2011;82:819-24].

2012 A. Howard Hasbrook Award
Aerospace Medical Association, Life Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Branch, United States
For recognition of an individual who has provided noteworthy data or design with respect to safety, survivability or crashworthiness relevant to aircraft or space vehicles.
*First Australian ever to win this prestigious award.

2000 Buchanon-Barbour Award
Royal Aeronautical Society, United Kingdom
For outstanding achievement in civil and military aerospace medicine.
*First Australian ever to win this prestigious award.

2000 Arnold D. Tuttle Award
Aerospace Medical Association, United States
For original research that has made the most significant contribution to the solution of a challenging problem in aerospace medicine.
*First Australian ever to win this prestigious award.

2000 Patron’s Prize
Australian Military Medicine Association
For the best paper published by a member in a peer-reviewed journal. Awarded for the paper “Patterns of Physical Conditioning in Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Pilots and the Implications for +Gz Tolerance” [Aviat Space Environ Med 1999;70:739-44].

1998 Weary Dunlop Prize
Australian Military Medicine Association
For the best original presentation given at the annual conference. Awarded for the paper “The Biodynamic and Physiological Implications of Supermanoeuvrable Flight”

1997 Stewart Memorial Prize
RAF School of Aviation Medicine
For the best performance in the examination for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of London.

1993 Weary Dunlop Prize
Australian Military Medicine Association
For the best original presentation given at the annual conference. Awarded for the paper “Ejection Experience of the Royal Australian Air Force 1951-1992”

1992 Academic Achievement Prize
Officer Training School, Royal Australian Air Force