The University of Newcastle, Australia

Alumni Medal for Professional Excellence

The Alumni Medal recognises outstanding excellence in leadership, knowledge and professional practice. The Alumni Medal is the highest honour of the University’s Alumni Awards.

Previous recipients include exceptional global leaders in international diplomacy, urban renewal, trade and commerce and life changing medical research.

2019 Recipient

2019 Recipient - Dr Ruth Lopert

Dr Ruth Lopert

Consultant, LWC Health
M Medical Science (Clinical Epidemiology) 2001; B Medicine 1995

Dr Ruth Lopert is a public health physician and independent consultant in global health, pharmaceutical policy and health technology assessment.

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2019 Alumni Achievers

2019 Achiever - Steven McArthur

Steven McArthur

Scientific Director, Genea
B Science 1993

As Scientific Director at Genea, Steven McArthur has made a major impact in the world of fertility and his innovations have contributed to the doubling of successful IVF procedures since the 1990s.

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2019 Achiever - Liesl Tesch AM

Liesl Tesch AM

Member for Gosford, NSW Legislative Assembly
Grad Dip Education 1996; B Science 1991

Liesl Tesh AM is a Member of Parliament, Paralympian and Australian sporting ambassador.

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Past Award Recipients