The Deirdre Russell Award for Service

The Service Recognition Award was established in 1991, to recognise members of the community or profession who have, in a non-paid capacity, made a substantial contribution to the education of students in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (now The Discipline of Speech Pathology).

In 1997 Deirdre Russell was chosen as the recipient of the award, which was presented posthumously after her untimely death from cancer in April 1997.

In 1998 The Service Recognition Award was renamed The Deirdre Russell Award for Service.

smiling woman (Deirdre Russell)


Throughout her career Deirdre Russell made a significant contribution to speech pathology practice and services, and to the education of speech pathology students.

Want to know more about Deirdre? (PDF)

Deirdre’s family continues to support the discipline. Her husband Jack left a bequest for the Discipline which funds an annual speech pathology research scholarship.


The 2011 winner:

Speech Pathology
Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC)

ADHC

The Discipline's Associate Professor Kirrie Ballard (right) presenting the award to Ms Harmony Turnbull, Regional Senior Speech Pathologist, ADHC

ADHC Acceptance Speech (PDF)

Sign and Symbols

Previous award winners:

2010

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Health Service (Speech Pathology)

     

 

 

2009

The Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Unit (Speech Pathology)

     

 2008

The Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy

2007

Ms Eva Nemeth

     

2006

Speech Pathology Department, The Children's Hospital at Westmead

2005

Ms Johan Thomson

     

2004 

The Spastic Centre

2003

Australian Speak Easy Association

     

2002

Ms Jean Tsembis 

2001

Ms Felicity Burke

     

2000 

Ms Sue Radovich

1999

Cochlear Ltd 

     

1998

Ms Gwyn Archer 

1997

Ms Deirdre Russell

     

1996 

None awarded

1995

Ms Renelda Arthur

     

1994

Ms Jeanne Eve

1993

Ms Susan Grant

     

1992

Ms Anne Deane

1991

Ms Margaret McMullen