Prof. Lesley Campbell wins Sir Kempson Maddox AwardMonday, 5 January 2015
Diabetes NSW & ACT is delighted to announce that Professor Lesley Campbell, Director of Diabetes Services at St Vincent’s Hospital, as this year’s winner of the Sir Kempson Maddox Award.
Professor Campbell is being recognised for her significant contribution to scientific research, education and advocacy in diabetes and joins a long list of eminent past recipients which includes politicians, endocrinologists, pharmacists, scientists and community members.
A third generation female doctor and recipient of the Order of Australia, Professor Campbell has had a long career as a clinician, academic and researcher in the field of endocrinology. She has been at St Vincent’s Diabetes Centre since it was founded in 1980 and is an ardent advocate for people with diabetes. “My research has produced a strong advocacy for people with diabetes and their daily challenges,” said Professor Campbell. “Their courage is inspiring and the experience of their care is a privilege.” Her article ‘Our patients remain with us, published in The Lancet, drew huge support from across the world.
“Professor Lesley Campbell has demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to the diabetes community through her work,” said Diabetes NSW & ACT CEO, Sturt Eastwood. “Her distinguished career and personal passion for helping people living with diabetes should be applauded and I am thrilled to be able to present the Sir Kempson Madddox award.”
Pictured: Diabetes NSW & ACT CEO Sturt Eastwood, Professor Lesley Campbell and Mr Jamie Parker, MP Member for Balmain at the presentation for the Sir Kempson Maddox Award.
Sir Kempson Maddox award
The Sir Kempson Maddox award has been awarded annually since 1985, and is presented to a person who has made a significant contribution to the diabetes movement and toward helping to improve the lives of people living with diabetes and its complications.
The award itself honours the work of Sir John Kempson Maddox, an Australian Physician who pioneered diabetes treatment in the 1930s. Sir John set up one of the first cross disciplinary diabetes clinics at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and was founder of the Diabetes Association of Australia (NSW) now Diabetes NSW. The Sir Kempson Maddox award is Diabetes NSW most prestigious award.