School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care

Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health Awards

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Premiers Award Logo

The Centre's efforts to improve the health of Aboriginal people have been formally recognised in various ways and through various awards.

St John of God Hospital presentation to CAMDH students

Mr Joshua Nipps from St John of God Hospital presented three Aboriginal students enrolled in the Graduate Entry Medical Program 2012 with Mac Pro Laptops and provided Diagnostic Kits to four 3rd Year Medicine students.  All the students are enrolled through the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH) at UWA.

St John of God Hospital presentation to CAMDH students(L-R) GEMP students Shauna Hill, Mark Sorensen, Veronica Dolman; SJOG social outreach manager Joshua Nipps; 3rd Year Medical students Luke Davies and Jordan Ah Chee at the CAMDH Student Event.


2011 World Council for Psychotherapy - Sigmund Freud Award

The "International Sigmund Freud Award for Psychotherapy of the City of Vienna" is worth EURO 7,000  and is issued every year by the City of Vienna.

A major international award for contributions to the field of psychotherapy was presented to a group of outstanding Australian Indigenous mental health professionals at the 6th World Congress for Psychotherapy, "World Dreaming", held in Sydney in August 2011.

The World Council for Psychotherapy's Sigmund Freud Award recognises the life work of individuals and groups that have made original contributions to the field of psychotherapy. The conjoing Award recipients were: Winthrop Professor Helen Milroy; Kamilaroi Elder, Aunty Lorraine Peeters; and the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjtara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council (NPY Project) represented by traditional healers (Ngankari) Mr Rupert Peters and Mr Ginger Toby.

"Together these distinguished award winners represent a spectrum of Indigenous contributions across the country from the most ancient traditional forms of applied psycho-somatic therapy (Ngankari traditional Indigenous healers), to the engagements with Indigenous trauma and healing relating to the 'Stolen Generations' and consequences of colonisation (Aunty Lorraine Peeters, Counsellor and Trainer) to Western psycho-medical practice undertaken in a culturally appropriate approach (Professor Helen Milroy, Psychiatrist)," said Dr Anthony Korner, Chair of the Organising Committee of the World Congress for Psychotherapy.

"As a group, these therapists demonstrate a broad range of contributions to psychological healing within Australia," said Dr Korner

Winthrop Professor Helen Milroy with the Sigmund Freud Award(L-R) Winthrop Professor Helen Milroy and Dr Anthony Korner - Chair of the Organising Committee of the World Congress for Psychotherapy


LIMELight awards

The LIMELight Awards (Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education) are presented In recognition of the wonderful work staff and medical schools are doing in Indigenous health. They acknowledge an innovative program or initiative which addresses critical issues, brings people together collaboratively and implements an innovative solution.

CAMDH have won awards in the following categories:


LIMELight Leadership Award - for Outstanding Leadership by an Individual (David Paul)

Senior Lecturer Dr David Paul was awarded the 2011 LIMELight Award for Leadership in Indigenous Medical Education (awarded to an individual) at the LIME (Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education) Conference held in Auckland, New Zealand, iNovember 2011

2011 LIMELight David Paul(L-R) Winthrop Professer Helen Milroy (UWA), Senior Lecturer David Paul (UWA), CAMDH Medical Student Tamika Ponton.



LIMELight Award for leading innovation in Curriculum implementation (CAMDH)

LIMELight Leadership Award - for Outstanding Leadership by an Individual (Helen Milroy)


LIMELight Leading innovation in Indigenous student recruitment support and graduation (CAMDH)

LIMELight Leading innovation in cultural and organisational change (David Paul)

Limelight Winners(L-R) Ms Adele Cox (UWA), Dr Tamara Mackean (Flinders), Dr David Paul (UWA), A/Prof. Helen Milroy (UWA), Dr Paula Edgill (UWA).


CAMDH wins Premier's Award 2005

In 2005, the Centre won the People and Communities: Education and Skills Development category of the 2005 Premier's Award for Excellence in Public Sector Management.

The award recognises the long-term commitment by all those associated with CAMDH, including our staff, students and our partners in our joint endeavours, especially the School of Indigenous Studies at UWA.

 Premier's Award Winners(L-R) Dr Paula Edgill (CAMDH), Professor Helen Milroy (CAMDH), former WA Premier Dr Geoff Gallop, Professor Alan Robson (VC, UWA) Miss Kiarna Adams, (Indigenous medical student UWA) and Dr David Paul (CAMDH)


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