Jeannie Ferris Cancer Australia Recognition Award

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 2018 Jeannie Ferris Cancer Australia Recognition Award are now open, please visit the 2018 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 - Members 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;

Category 2 - Health professionals or researchers: researchers and health professionals of all disciplines involved in gynaecological cancer research or clinical care, including (but not limited to) specialists, primary care practitioners, nursing and allied health professionals.

Previous Award recipients

2017

  • Category 1: Ms Paula Benson
  • Category 2: Professor Andreas Obermair

2016

  • Category 1: Ms Karen Livingstone
  • Category 2: Professor Michael Quinn AM

2015

  • Category 1: Ms Bridget Whelan
  • Category 2: Professor Michael Friedlander AM

2014

  • Category 1: Ms Kath Mazzella OAM
  • Category 2: Professor David Bowtell

2013

  • Category 1: Mr Simon Lee
  • Category 2: Professor Neville Hacker AM