Alfred Health staff receive Australia Day Honours
Congratulations to two Alfred Health clinicians who were recognised in the Australia Day Honours List for 2017 for their dedication in caring for patients and significant contributions to the medical sector.
Professor, Jamie Cooper, AO, Interim ICU Director, The Alfred
Jamie Cooper, The Alfred’s Interim ICU Director, was awarded an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO), recognising his distinguished service to intensive care medicine in the field of traumatic brain injury as a clinician and to medical education as an academic, researcher and author.
Professor Cooper says he is grateful for the honour.
“As a child I’ve enjoyed science and helping people, so I feel fortunate that I’ve ended up in a profession where I can come combine both of these interests,” Professor Cooper said.
Professor Cooper manages an extensive portfolio of research and has published more than 230 journal papers, including ten papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, in intensive care medicine, including traumatic brain injury, blood transfusion, sepsis, acute lung injury, and resuscitation fluids.
Ms Catherine Beaufort, OAM, Radiation Oncology Centre Manager
Catherine Beaufort, Manager of our Radiation Oncology Centre in Gippsland, was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her service to radiotherapy and international relations.
“I am honoured and humbled to receive this award and appreciate the people who have supported me. It is overwhelming,” Ms Beaufort said.
Ms Beaufort has worked for Alfred Health as a radiation therapist for more than 20 years and has developed a national training course for brachytherapy in Australia.
She was instrumental in making this training international through conducting training at the National Cancer Institute in Kuala Lumpur and mentoring radiation therapists at the ANGAU Hospital in Lae, Papua New Guinea. Ms Beaufort helped establish a Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy program at the University of Technology PNG.