Academy Fellows


Those persons who will be considered for election to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences will have demonstrated distinguished professional achievement in a field related to health and/or medicine.

Fellows of the Academy will have manifested their suitability by the exercise of outstanding leadership in the science of health and medicine; they will be continuing to demonstrate significant and continuing involvement with issues of health care, prevention of disease, education, research, health services policy and delivery.

They will have all or several of the following characteristics:

  • They are well recognised by their peers, nationally and internationally, for excellence in medical and health science.
  • They demonstrate creativity, distinctive competencies and a commitment to advance academic medical and health science in Australia.
  • They have contributed and are contributing to medical and health science by leadership, inspiration or the furtherance of health and medical science in a senior management or administrative capacity.
  • They raise public understanding or appreciation of medical and health science.

Fellows of the Academy have skills and resources to contribute to the Academy’s tasks of assessing current knowledge, conducting studies, and considering policy issues.

Those nominated for Fellowship are willing to be active participants in the Academy.



New Ordinary Fellows

Each year, current Fellows are invited to nominate up to 4 new individuals who fulfil the criteria outlined above. Fellows nominating two new candidates must ensure that at least one is a woman, and Fellows nominating four new candidates must ensure that at least two are women

Fellows wishing to nominate candidates for Election to Fellowship should contact the Secretariat for application forms and instructions on how to submit the completed nomination documentation:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07 3102 7220

Fellows wishing to nominate candidates for Corresponding Fellowship, please contact the Secretariat for more information.


Election Timetable

2021 - 2022

October 2021

Newly elected Fellows of 2021 inducted at the AGM/Scientific Meeting

October 2021 - November 2021

Nominations invited from existing Fellows (closing date: November 30th)

December 2021

Nominations allocated to Selection Committees

January - April 2022

Referees’ reports sought

Early May 2022

Selection Committees meet to consider nominations and provide final recommendations to Council

Early to Mid-July 2022

Council meets to finalise recommendations

Late July 2022

Full Fellowship invited to comment on recommended new Fellows

August 2022

Newly elected Fellows informed

October 2022

Newly elected Fellows of 2022 inducted at the AGM/Scientific Meeting