Our awards recognise our members and staff for their outstanding service to dietetics.

Our awards include:

Find details of past recipients below. Details on how to apply are on our member portal.

Life membership

A member who has given long, continued and outstanding service to the profession of dietetics may be elected by the Board as a honorary life member.
 

Current life members

Outstanding Contribution Award

Our Outstanding Contribution Award recognises the outstanding contribution of members to Dietitians Australia and/or the profession at a national level.

The Outstanding Contribution Award was first presented in 2009.

Recipients

2021

  • Sze-Yen Tan

2020

  • Dr Lynda Ross

2019

  • Dr Penny Love
  • Dr Teresa Brown AdvAPD

2018

  • Assoc Prof. Claire Palermo
  • Prof Helen Truby
  • Merran Findlay

2017

  • Liz Munn
  • Nicole Kiss

2016

  • Anne Swain
  • Jan Plain
  • Judi Porter

Young Achievers Award (in memory of Dr Joan Mary Woodhill OBE)

This award recognises leadership and outstanding service in junior members of the profession. One award may be presented annually.

Recipients

Lecture in Honour

Each year we invite a Dietitians Australia member to present a special lecture, usually at the Dietitians Australia Conference.

Since 1999 this has taken the form of a Lecture in Honour of a member who has made major contributions to Dietitians Australia and the profession.

List of Lectures in Honour

2021

‘What’s Possible’

In honour of Joan Steel, Dr Beverley Wood, Dr Rosemary Stanton, Noel Roberts, Christine Roberts, Emma Stirling, Dr Maree Ferguson, and the founders of Sports Dietitians Australia – Prof Louise Burke, Prof Deb Kerr, Dr Liza Broad, Holly Frail, Lorna Garden and Glenn Cardwell

Presented by Karen Inge at the 38th National Dietitians Australia Conference.

2019

In Honour of Dr Ruth English AO (dec)

Presented by Prof Lauren Williams at the 36th National Dietitians Australia Conference, Gold Coast

2018

'Nutrition: A Science not a religion'

In Honour of Peter Williams FDA

Presented by Claire Hewat. Presented at the 35th National Dietitians Australia Conference, Sydney

2017

‘Empowerment through Education'

In Honour of Shirley Murray

Presented by Julie Williams, Department of Health and Human Services, TAS. Presented at the 34th National Dietitians Australia Conference, Hobart.

2016

‘Life, Leadership and Landing’

In Honour of Fiona Cumming

Presented by Professor Helen Truby, Monash University. Presented at the 33rd National Dietitians Australia Conference, Melbourne.

2015

‘In search of evidence: A career in Dietetic Research’

In Honour of Nancy Hitchcock

Presented by Jane Scott, Curtin University, WA. Presented at the 32nd National Dietitians Australia Conference, Perth.

2014

‘Two Stories’

In Honour of Judith Devine Walker OAM

Presented by Christina Stubbs, University of Sunshine Coast, QLD. Presented at the 31st National Dietitians Australia Conference, Brisbane.

Award of Merit

This award recognises substantial contributions at either a branch, local or national level by members who may not qualify for other awards.

Recipients

2021

National Awards

Stephen Hodgkinson
Julie Dundon
Judi Porter
Jenelle Loeliger
Susan de Jersey

Branch Awards

Georgia Rosetto
Kerryn Hornby
Caitlin Saunders
Kirsten Langendorf
Andrea Begley
Susan Hart

2020

National Awards

Donna Hickling AdvAPD

Branch Awards

Cristal Newman
Jenna Stonestreet, QLD
Jordan McCamley, QLD
Louise Elvin-Walsh, QLD
Louise Moodie, QLD
Marie-Claire O'Shea
Marion Vasudevan, QLD

2019

National Awards

Emma Osland AdvAPD
Conference Redesign Working Group:
Varitha Kinghorn
Judi Porter
Lisa Yates
Wendy Stuart-Smith
Donna Hickling
Susannah King
Joyce Haddad
Marie-Claire O'Shea
Kristen MacKenzie-Shalders

Branch Awards

Jane Musial, QLD
Jennifer Ellick, QLD
Dr Angela Byrnes, QLD
Claire Blake AdvAPD, QLD
Clare Cutmore, QLD
Hilary Powlesland, QLD
Kylie Matthews, QLD
Janica Jamieson, WA

2018

National Awards

Georgina Latimer
Nicole Dynan
Scott Teasdale
Sharon Lawrence

Branch Awards

Emily Jeffery, WA
Emily Robertson, VIC
Lucy Bell, SA

2017

Branch Awards

Jennifer Ellick, QLD
Hilary Powlesland, QLD
Lee-anne Chapple, SA
Dominique Condo, VIC

2016

Branch Awards

Claire Blake, QLD
Jodie Ellis, NSW
Judy Seal, TAS
Sandy Murray, TAS
Kacie Dickinson, SA

Barbara Chester Memorial Award (Queensland members only)

This award honours the contributions of the late Barbara Chester who was the driving force behind establishing the QLD Branch of Dietitians Australia. She was one of the first three dietitians employed in the major Queensland hospitals and assisted in developing the dietetic course at Queensland Institute of Technology. Barbara played a leading role in the training of new graduates in the 1970s.

The Barbara Chester Memorial Award is a fitting tribute to her life and dedication to her work.

The award has been funded by the Qld Health Director General since 2004 in recognition of outstanding contribution to the profession of dietetics in Queensland.

Recipients

  • 2021 - Marina Reeves
  • 2020 - Dr Lynda Ross
  • 2019 - Dr Adrienne Young AdvAPD
  • 2017 - Danielle Gallegos
  • 2016 - Jan Hill
  • 2015 - Mary Hannan-Jones

Quality in Primary Care Award

This award recognises high-quality private practice dietetic services that assure a person-centred, safe, and effective dietetic service through partnering with consumers and employing a continuous improvement approach.

Recipients

2021

Category 1: Medium-Large Business Division

Optimum Intake

Category 2: Small Business Division

JustEat Nutrition

Staff Awards

Meritorious Service

This award recognises a member of Dietitians Australia staff, or a contractor who is a member, where they have demonstrated outstanding commitment to Dietitians Australia. They have given a level of service above and beyond the requirements of their position or contract.

Recognition of Service

This certificate is presented to staff for each ten years of completed service.

President's Award for Innovation in Honour of the Memory of Josephine (Jo) Rogers, AM

This award recognises innovation amongst members of Dietitians Australia. This award is made by the President and is in memory of Josephine Rogers AM, a pioneer of dietetics in Australia. One award may be presented annually.

Recipients

  • 2021 - Kara Landau
  • 2017 - Clare Collins
  • 2016 - Alice Gibson
  • 2015 - Rachel Bacon

Honorary membership

Honorary membership may be awarded to a person who does not practice in the profession of dietetics but who has made an outstanding contribution to the aim, object or purpose of Dietitians Australia.

Recipients

Current

  • Prof C Binns – awarded 1994, conferred 1995
  • Prof A S Truswell – conferred 1980

Past

  • Prof M Wahlqvist – awarded 1980-1988
  • Dr F Clements – conferred 1980
We celebrate our members and their contributions to the dietetics profession and Dietitians Australia.
Our prizes are awarded to our members and students of dietetics. They recognise innovation, research and excellence in dietetics.
Dietitians Australia offers grants and scholarships to members to support further research and study.