Forgive us – omitted on the Queen’s Birthday awards list

June 13, 2022 by J-Wire News Service
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As expected, we have missed a couple of recipients of the Queen’s birthday awards list. Sorry to Graham and Deborah


Professor Graham David BARRETT, WA

Graham Barrett

For significant service to ophthalmology, and to professional organisations.



  • Clinical Professor, Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science, University of Western Australia, current.
  • Ophthalmologist, Lions Eye Institute, since circa 1990.
  • Consultant, Ophthalmologist, St John of God, Subiaco, current.
  • Head, Department of Ophthalmology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, 2005-2013 and Consultant, Ophthalmologist, current.

Ophthalmic Developments

  • Involved in the development of the first foldable intraocular lens, late 1990s.
  • Developed Barrett Toric Intraocular Lens Calculator, 2000s.

Professional Organisations

  • Founding President, Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, since 2000.
  • President, International Intra-Ocular Implant Club, 2014-2016.
  • Former Board Member, International Society of Refractive Surgeons.
  • President, International Intra Ocular Implant Club, 2014-2016.

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

  • Designated Clinical Tutor, since 2019.
  • Designated Training Supervisor, Charles Gardiner Hospital, 2004.
  • Fellow, 1985.

Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

  • Board Member, since 2019.
  • Chief Medical Editor, Asia Pacific EyeWorld, current.
  • Former President.

Awards and recognition includes:

  • Harold Ridley Medal, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, 2006.
  • Binkhorst Medal, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, 2005.


Associate Professor Nadia Deborah FRIEDMAN, Newtown VIC 3220

Deb Friedman

For outstanding public service to health in Victoria, particularly for the COVID-19 response.

Associate Professor Deborah Friedman is one of Australia’s leading infectious disease physicians and has helped lead the Victorian COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Response unit throughout the pandemic to provide national gold-standard advice.

Associate Professor Friedman’s leadership has spurred innovation in the field of infectious disease control from resourcing and policy development to strategy and implementation across the nation. The standards that she set for the COVID-19 response enabled Victoria to safely reopen and major state events to proceed.

Following on from leadership in infection control, Associate Professor Friedman became Deputy Chief Health Officer in the COVID response in Victoria.

Associate Professor Friedman’s expertise and tenacity has helped guide Victoria safely through the pandemic.


Mazeltov to you both!!


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