NHAA Awards

The NHAA Awards Program recognises academic achievement and excellence, scientific research, professional development and emerging scientific talent and recognises those who have made significant contributions to the herbal medicine profession and community. These awards are incorporated into our bi-annual International Conference.

These are the pinnacle awards in the industry and will be presented to the recipients at the Industry Profession Dinner at the Conference.

The International Conference Industry Profession Dinner provides a wonderful opportunity for peers to formally recognise and celebrate leaders in their field who are striving to advance the quality and standards of their profession.

 

2017 NHAA Award Recipients

For Notable Contributions to Herbal Medicine Education

  • Dwan Vilcins

This award recognises advancement in herbal medicine education. The contribution may lead to a higher standard of education, improved opportunities for students or practitioners to further their academic education or professional development opportunities for practitioners.

For Notable Contributions to Herbal Medicine in Australia

  • Justin Sinclair
  • Linda Bates

This award recognises distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to advance the evidence base of herbal medicine. The contribution may lead to an improved understanding of clinical application, practice, policy, education, or the broader profession.

For Notable Contributions to Naturopathy in Australia

  • Keonie Moore

This award recognises distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to advance the evidence base of naturopathy. The contribution may lead to an improved understanding of clinical application, practice, policy, education, or the broader profession.

For Early Career Research in Herbal Medicine

  • Jane Frawley

This award recognises excellence in scientific advancement in herbal medicine among herbalists, who are at the early stages of their research career in Australia. The Early Career Research in Herbal Medicine award aims to recognise candidates whose achievements are outstanding compared to their peers. Candidates will have completed research within 5 years of receiving a PhD.

For AJHM Article of the Year

  • Joanna Harnett
  • Catherine Rickwood

This award recognises excellence in publication in the Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine in the 12 months prior to the call for award nominations. Eligible articles will provide distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to advance the evidence base of herbal medicine. The contribution may lead to an improved understanding of clinical application, practice, policy, education, or the broader profession.

Student of the Year

  • Hope Foley

This award recognises either a current student or a student who has completed their education in the 12 months prior to the call for award nominations and is awaiting graduation, or who has recently graduated and demonstrated excellence in academic achievement, or a commitment to professional development and the broader profession. The award is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Life Membership

  • Dr Sue Evans

Life membership is awarded to those NHAA Full Members who have been a full member for no less than ten years, have made outstanding contributions to the NHAA over a number of years and who in the opinion of the Board of Directors deserves such consideration.

Fellowship

  • Gerald Quigley
  • Jane Hutchens
  • Jason Hawrelak
  • Justin Sinclair
  • Linda Bates
  • Mim Beim

Fellow status is awarded to those NHAA Full Members who have been a full member for no less than ten years, have been in bona fide practice as a herbalist or naturopath for no less than ten years, have completed meritorious work either in the profession of herbalism or within the Association, and in the opinion of the Board of Directors deserves such consideration.

 

2015 NHAA Award Recipients

For Notable Contributions to Herbal Medicine Education

  • Jeff Flatt
  • Carolyn Ward

For Notable Contributions to Herbal Medicine Research

  • Dr Jerome Sarris

For Early Career Research in Herbal Medicine

  • Dr Amie Steel

For AJHM Article of the Year

  • Janet Schloss

Student of the Year

  • Rebecca Reid
  • Clara Bitcon

Life Membership

  • Claudia Joy Wingo

Fellowship

  • Shauna Ashewood
  • Graeme Baker
  • Karen Bridgman
  • Peter de Ruyter
  • Sue Giles
  • Dr Stuart Glastonbury
  • Elizabeth Hammer
  • Kathy Harris
  • Leah Hechtman
  • Dr Assunta Hunter
  • Angela Hywood
  • Ruth Kendon
  • Melanie Koeman
  • Dominique Liv Kamal
  • Erica McIntyre
  • Michael McMullen
  • Francesca Naish
  • Gill Stannard
  • Derrian Turner
  • Sandra Villella
  • Carolyn Ward 
  • Dawn Whitten
  • Claudia Joy Wingo