Women’s health clinician awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Bump2Baby and Me Principal Investigator and Clinical Lead, Professor Helena Teede, an academic at Monash University and clinician at Monash Health, has been acknowledged with an appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), as part of this year’s annual Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Professor Teede received the honour in recognition of service to the health and research sectors through leadership and impact, improving health especially with women and families. She is passionately committed to partnering with the community and stakeholders in defining problems together, finding solutions through research and innovation and translating outcomes into practice for better health.

Helena said she was “really chuffed” to receive the award and considered it an honour primarily as she was nominated by her team and long-term mentor, Professor Robert Norman of the University of Adelaide.

“To be recognised in this way is humbling and importantly reflects the broader effort from those I have had the privilege to work with. I work with the most amazing teams. I feel very fortunate,” said Professor Teede.

“Helena has shown outstanding leadership in building teams and mentoring individuals that have made a lasting impact in the area of Women’s Health. She has done this in an inspiring and inclusive manner that is an example to all in the health and medical sector,” said Professor Norman.

Helena also holds leadership roles across health care, research and policy including as Member for the Australian Health Research Alliance, Chair of the National Women’s Health Research Translation and Impact Alliance, Director of Monash Centre for Health Research Implementation, School of Public Health, Co-Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering and as an Endocrinologist at Monash Health.

She is strongly committed to broad stakeholder engagement in health reform and service innovation and is passionate about research and evidence translation into health care to improve health outcomes.