NATIONALLY renowned mental health trailblazer Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin was named the 2019 Researcher of the Year at the annual HMRI Awards Night.
Currently serving as Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, at the University of Newcastle, Professor Kay-Lambkin leads a global team of researchers, clinicians and industry partners in supporting patients who have concurrent mental health, alcohol and drug problems. During her 13-year research career, Professor Kay-Lambkin has attracted more than $15.6 million in funding, half of that in the past five years.
More than $10 million in grant funding was announced or acknowledged at the HMRI Awards on Wednesday night. Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, from Hunter New England Population Health, received the HMRI Institute Director's Award for Mid-Career Research, while the award for Early-Career Research was presented to John Hunter Hospital colorectal surgeon, Conjoint Associate Professor Stephen Smith.
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