The 2011 Faculty Alumni Awards were presented by Professor Stephen Garton, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney at the Annual Awards night, held on Wednesday 4 May in McLaurin Hall.

On behalf of the faculty and the Health Sciences Alumni Association, we congratulate the following winners:

Faculty Alumni Award for Community Achievement

Ms Gabi Hollows (Diploma Orthoptics ’73, Cumberland College of Health Sciences)

Prof. Llewellyn, Prof. Short, Ms Gabi Hollows

Gabi Hollows' work alongside her late husband as an orthoptist and her passion in continuing Fred Hollows renowned work through the Fred Hollows Foundation has made an enormous impact on the health of people across the globe.

The Foundation works internationally on comprehensive quality eye care and is an advocate of effective health programs for Indigenous Australians. Working with blindness prevention organisations in over 19 countries throughout Africa and Asia, the Foundation has helped to restore the sight of more than 1 million people worldwide.

In the words of one of Gabi Hollow’s colleagues, ‘I have always admired her grace under pressure and her ability to connect and communicate with a wide range of people from different walks of life. Gabi Hollows is dedicated to improving the health of people across the world and through the foundation helps contributes knowledge with high impact and relevance to developing communities.’

Faculty Alumni Award for International Achievement

Trinh Foundation Australia

  • Dr Aziz Sahu-Khan (BDS ’80 MDSc ’96)
  • Mrs Sue Woodward (Diploma in Speech Therapy 1975, Cumberland College of Health Sciences)
  • Dr Peter Woodward (BDS ’78)
  • Associate Professor Lindy McAllister (PhD ‘2001)


The Trinh Foundation Australia was established in 2008 by speech pathologists Sue Woodward and Associate Professor Lindy McAllister and orthodontists Peter Woodward and Aziz Sahu-Khan. The mission of these four founding executive members is to improve the quality of life of the estimated 20% of Vietnamese children and adults who suffer from hearing, communication and swallowing disorders arising from hearing impairment, head injury, cleft conditions, developmental delay and head and neck cancer.

In just 3 years they have raised awareness in Vietnam of speech pathology as a profession and have provided the knowledge, clinical skills, resources and finance to establish