THE work of Professor Terence O’Brien has been recognised with a major award.
Professor O’Brien, who is the James Stewart Professor of Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Melbourne University, spent eight years as a visiting neurologist to the Hamilton and Warrnambool hospitals.
Professor O’Brien also has family in the Penshurst area.
He has been awarded the Bethelem Griffiths Research Foundation medal for his research into the treatment of epilepsy,traumatic brain injury, dementia and brain tumours.
The university medicine department headed by Professor O’Brien is one of the largest medical research bodies in Australia with an annual income of $12 million and staff of 170.
In accepting his award, Professor O’Brien said it was humbling to receive the medal and be recognised by the Bethelem Griffiths Research Foundation.
He stressed the collaborative nature of his research and acknowledged the contribution of his team.