University staff and alumnae named in Victorian Honour Roll of Women

March 14 / 131

Professor Mary Galea and former Premier of Victoria Joan Kirner share a moment at the Honour Roll event.
Professor Mary Galea and former Premier of Victoria Joan Kirner share a moment at the Honour Roll event.

Professor Mary Galea was one of eight University staff and alumnae inducted in the Victorian Honour Roll of Women at a ceremony on 6 March hosted by the Victorian Premier Denis Napthine and the Minister for Women’s Affairs, Heidi Victoria.

The Honour Roll event marks International Women’s Day each year by acknowledging the achievements of Victorian women in science, engineering, health, education, arts and community services.

Professor Galea is a Professorial Fellow at the University's Department of Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and a Senior Principal Fellow in the Florey Institute of Neurosciences and Mental Health. She is a physiotherapist and neuroscientist whose research on the recovery of nervous system damage is recognised internationally. 

Professor Galea said she was honoured to be recognised with such a prestigious list of extraordinary women. 

She is currently leading an Australian and New Zealand investigation exploring the effects of exercise after spinal cord injury. 

The 20 women inducted in the honour roll this year also includes three other University staff: Dr Helen Durham, Professor (Emeritus) Sally Ann Walker and Professor Christine Kilpatrick, CEO the Royal Children’s Hospital. Four University alumnae are also among those honoured: Professor Marilyn Anderson, Ms Fiona McLeod SC, The Honourable Nicola Roxon and Dr Marelyn Wintour-Coghlan.

A full list of the 2014 Victorian Honour Roll of Women is available at:

http://www.vic.gov.au/news/2014-victorian-honour-roll-of-women.html

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