Professor Kim Bennell AAHMS appointment

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) has elected CHESM's Professor Kim Bennell as one of 37 new fellows.

They have had a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of Australians and the world – representing a diverse range of fields from immunology and genomics, to biomechanics and biostatistics, through to physiotherapy, mental health, and Indigenous health.

The Academy’s President, Professor Ian Frazer AC, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome these 37 outstanding researchers to the Academy’s Fellowship. Their diverse talents and expertise reflect the incredible breadth and depth of Australia’s world class health and medical research.

‘We work with our Fellows to strengthen the health and medical research landscape in Australia. It is thanks to their expertise that we can play a valuable role in ensuring that Australia continues to address some of the world’s most pressing health challenges.’

The elected Fellows come from seven of Australia’s States and Territories, and 12 of the 37 are women.

Kim Bennell AAHMS