Professor Elizabeth Elliott chosen as one of "100 Women of Influence"

Professor Elizabeth Elliott

16 October 2012

Congratulations to Professor Elizabeth Elliott, Head of the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit at the Kids Research Institute at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, for being recognised with a 100 Women of Influence Award by The Australian Financial Review and Westpac.

More than 350 women were nominated for these prestigious awards. The finalists were selected from across the economy by a panel of leading Australians. Those chosen have been successful in their careers and influential in shaping a bold and diverse future for Australia.

Elizabeth is Founder/Director of the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit, which facilitates research on rare, debilitating childhood diseases, and instigated development of a national plan for rare diseases. She holds a prestigious Practitioner Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. Since 2005, Elizabeth has been part of a team running education workshops for clinicians in remote Dien Bien Province in Vietnam to address high maternal and child mortality. Community contributions include to the SMILE Foundation, Cure Kids Australia, Steve Waugh Foundation, Women’s College University of Sydney), SCEGGS Darlinghurst, NSW Guides and the Hoc Mai Australia Vietnam Medical Foundation. In 2008 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of her service to paediatrics.

Congratulations Elizabeth on this well-deserved recognition.

Read the full article in The Australian Financial Review.

Watch Elizabeth's lecture Drinking for two - stopping the harm from alcohol in pregnancy given as part of the 21st Century Medicine - today's research, tomorrow's healthcare series.