The Jeannie Ferris Cancer Australia Recognition Award was established by Cancer Australia in 2013, to recognise outstanding contribution to improving outcomes for women with gynaecological cancers.
Applications for the 2017 Jeannie Ferris Cancer Australia Recognition Award are now open, please visit the 2017 Award page to find out more
The Jeannie Ferris Cancer Australia Recognition Award is named in honour of the late Jeannie Ferris, Senator for South Australia, who was passionately committed to raising awareness about gynaecological cancers. Senator Ferris was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in October 2005 and passed away in April 2007.
The Award recognises outstanding contribution to improving outcomes for women with gynaecological cancers by people in two categories:
Category 1 : Member of the community
Those with personal experience of gynaecological cancer, as a woman with a diagnosis of gynaecological cancer; a community or family member; or carers who have been directly involved in the support and care of a woman with gynaecological cancer; and
Category 2: Health professional/researcher
Health professionals or researchers working in the area of gynaecological cancers.
Previous Award recipients
Category 1: Ms Karen Livingstone
Category 2: Professor Michael Quinn AM
Category 1: Ms Bridget Whelan
Category 2: Professor Michael Friedlander AM
Category 1: Ms Kath Mazzella OAM
Category 2: Professor David Bowtell
Category 1: Mr Simon Lee
Category 2: Professor Neville Hacker AM