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Monday, 16 March 2015

Researchers inducted into Victorian Honour Roll of Women

Two Monash University researchers are among 22 outstanding women who have been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women this year.

Victorian Minister for Women, Fiona Richardson announced the 2015 inductees at a special ceremony at Federation Square on 11 March.

“This year, we honour 22 women who have helped shape our state. By celebrating their work, we’re sending a powerful message about gender equality,” she said.

Professor Christina Mitchell, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University, and Dr Jacqueline Boyle, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, were inducted into the Roll.

Professor Mitchell said: “In medicine, we continually strive to make society fairer and better by dedicating ourselves equally to the care of every patient, and by conducting research aimed at eliminating disease and suffering.

“It is an honour to be recognised for the part I play in this as the head of a faculty where young health professionals learn the skills and responsibilities of their role in improving our world.”

Dr Boyle said to be recognised alongside such an incredible group of women meant a lot.

“It reflects the wonderful support that the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI) at Monash University has provided to women's health,” she said.

“It is wonderful that the importance of public health in improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and refugee women has been recognised and it has been such a privilege to work with inspiring community women.”

The Victorian Honour Roll of Women began in 2001 and includes more than 500 inductees. Each year, the Roll acknowledges and pays tribute to women from across Victoria who have succeeded through vision, leadership, commitment and hard work. It is a reminder of the significant contribution women have made to Victoria.

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