This week, staff and students in the College had the opportunity to acknowledge Graeme’s distinguished career at Flinders which began upon his appointment in 1997 as the foundation Professor of Gastroenterology and Regional Head of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Southern Adelaide Health Service.
In 2002, he was additionally appointed as Director of Development for the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer building and, together with Professor David Watson, established Cancer as a leading research centre for the University.
Outside of the University, Graeme’s career was also exceptional:
- he has been awarded South Australian of the Year in Health for the role he played in the establishment of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
- winner of the Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Innovation in Medical Research
- South Australian Scientist of the Year Award
- Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to medicine.
Graeme is also a Fellow of learned academies including the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the American Gastroenterological Association and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
Graeme retired from Flinders University staff in 2020, following which he was awarded academic status and was honoured as Matthew Flinders Distinguished Emeritus Professor.
The afternoon event in Alere at Bedford Park featured a number of colleagues (pictured above) reflecting on Graeme’s career and achievements. You can watch the livestream here.