Professor Maree Teesson wins prestigious AAHMS Fellowship

June 2015

Professor Maree Teesson, Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use (CREMS), based at NDARC, has been admitted as a Fellow into the newly established Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science (AAHMS).

The Academy was established in 2014 to “provide an impartial and authoritative voice for healthcare, informed by the best available evidence and expert advice”. Members will be called upon to advise government on a number of health related issues including health priorities for Australia. Fellows are nominated for consideration by The Academy if they have "demonstrated distinguished professional achievement" and "outstanding leadership in the science of health and medicine".

Professor Teesson was admitted as a Fellow on 25 March at a ceremony in Canberra attended by the AAHMS President Professor Ian Frazer and the Minister for Health the Hon Sussan Ley MP.