Excellence in Allied Health Awards

Congratulations to the finalists of the NSW Health Excellence in Allied Health Awards 2022!

2022 Excellence in Allied Health Awards Finalists

Aboriginal Allied Health Professional of the year

NameProfessionLocal health district/ Specialty network
Larissa Bundy Sexual Assault WorkerCentral Coast
Maddison Williams Social WorkNepean Blue Mountains
Sharlene Thurecht PhysiotherapySouth Eastern Sydney
Simone-Cherie Holt PhysiotherapySydney Children's Hospitals Network
Tiffany Sithideth Social WorkSouth Western Sydney

Allied Health Professional of the year

NameProfessionLocal health district/ Specialty network
Bronwen CraigSpeech PathologyWestern Sydney
Jessica TrembathSocial WorkMid North Coast
Kylie StewartOccupational TherapySouth Western Sydney
Leigh Ambrose Radiation TherapyNorthern Sydney
Nikki RidleyPsychologySouth Eastern Sydney

Early Career Allied Health Professional of the year

NameProfessionLocal health district/ Specialty network
Ivy MooreNutrition and DieteticsWestern NSW
Koby OldOccupational TherapyMid North Coast
Maddison BreenNutrition and DieteticsSydney
Marina MansourOccupational TherapyJustice Health and Forensic Mental Health
Stephanie WylieNutrition and DieteticsFar West

Allied Health Researcher of the year

NameProfessionLocal health district/ Specialty network
A/ Prof Grahame SimpsonSocial WorkSouth Western Sydney
Dr George NtoumenopoulosPhysiotherapySt Vincent's Health Network
Dr Kirupamani (Mani) ViswasamPsychologyNepean Blue Mountains
Professor Elizabeth LobbCounsellingSouth Eastern Sydney
Rachel SutherlandNutrition and DieteticsHunter New England

Allied Health Educator of the year

NameProfessionLocal health district/ Specialty network
Amanda JenkinsPhysiotherapySydney Children's Hospitals Network
Katrina Travassaros Occupational TherapyNorthern Sydney
Loren JohnsonOccupational TherapySouth Western Sydney
Sally ConnellOccupational TherapyIllawarra Shoalhaven
Ryan Fitz-HenryPhysiotherapyNepean Blue Mountains

Allied Health Assistant, Technician or Support Person of the year

NameProfessionLocal health district/ Specialty network
Angelica Anna TorrijosAllied Health AssistantSydney Children's Hospitals Network
Deborah MitchellAllied Health AssistantSouthern NSW
Jennifer PittAllied Health AssistantMid North Coast
Judith ( Judy) ArmstrongAllied Health AssistantWestern NSW
Rachael Murdoch Allied Health AssistantMurrumbidgee

Allied Health Leader of the year

NameProfessionLocal health district/ Specialty network
Brendan CrozierPsychologySouth Eastern Sydney
Nicole WrightPharmacySydney Children's Hospitals Network
Rebecca SmithOccupational TherapyFar West
Sarah FoxOccupational TherapyMid North Coast
Sharon BrodieSocial WorkNorthern NSW

The winners in each category will be announced at the awards ceremony held on 23rd February 2023, at Luna Park.

Registration details will be shared with each districts / networks Director of Allied Health.

About the Excellence in Allied Health Awards

A group photo showing the 2021 winners of the NSW Health Excellence in Allied Health Awards

The NSW Health Excellence in Allied Health Awards is a key piece of work for Workforce Planning and Talent Development – Allied Health Portfolio partnering with the Chief Allied Health Officer. The awards acknowledge the passion, dedication and contributions that allied health professionals and their support staff provide in NSW. The awards also demonstrate NSW Health's commitment, respect and value to the critical contribution that allied health has in delivering patient-centred care.

2021 Excellence in Allied Health Awards

Watch an overview of the 2021 Allied Health Awards


Current as at: Monday 16 January 2023