Dr Kerryn Phelps receives Honorary Doctorate of Letters

Annemarie Hennessy and Kerryn Phelps

Professor Annemarie Hennessy, Dean UWS School of Medicine, with Professor Kerryn Phelps

Professor Kerryn Phelps AM has been awarded the title of Honorary Doctorate of Letters, honoris causa, as part of the University of Western Sydney School of Medicine graduation ceremony.

Professor Phelps is Adjunct Professor at the National Institute of Complementary Medicine, hosted by the University of Western Sydney, and a member of the National Institute of Complementary Medicine Advisory Board.

She writes regularly for Australian Women's Weekly, Medical Observer magazine and The Australian. In 2009, Professor Phelps hosted Channel 7's 'Last Chance Surgery'.

In 2000, Professor Phelps was the first woman to be elected Federal President of the Australian Medical Association.

She is also a patron of The Pinnacle Foundation, which was established to provide scholarships to lesbian, gay, transexual, queer, intersex and bisexual youth who are marginalised or disadvantaged.

Professor Phelps is the recipient of a Centenary Medal and an Order of Australia for services to health and medicine.

Currently, Professor Phelps is founder and principal clinician at Sydney Integrative Medicine and Cooper Street Clinic in Sydney.


19 December 2014

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