Doug Brown awarded a Member of the Order of Australia

The SRI is proud to announce, the Executive Director and co-Founder, A/Prof Doug Brown was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day 2021 Honours List, for his significant service to medicine, particularly spinal cord injury.

This award is a great acknowledgement of the contribution Doug has made to spinal cord research and medicine, and we extend our sincerest congratulations to him.

“Doug’s impact in the field of spinal cord injury is tremendous. He has worked in research and medicine establishing world-class facilities and services across the world, as well as holding leadership roles within organisations and societies both nationally and internationally. Having been fortunate to work alongside him at the Austin, I experienced and witnessed his exceptional ability and incredibly generous nature. Doug is most deserving of this high honour.” – Fi Slaven, Chair

“Doug has guided thousands of people with spinal cord injury to have long and happy lives. From those aspiring to be Paralympians, or people simply wanting to lead a full family, work and community life. His impact on all of us, including our families, is immeasurable.” – Nick Morris OAM, Director

“On meeting Doug for the first time I was immediately struck by his passion for his vocation – treatment, care and research in the field of spinal cord injury. This award is an acknowledgement of his focused pursuit to improve the lives of people with spinal cord injury and their families. On behalf of the team, we are all proud to work with Doug at the SRI and we congratulate him for this well-deserved recognition.” – Kristine Hendry, CEO


Read more about Doug’s career in advancing spinal cord injury research and healthcare, and watch the recent interview with Fi Slaven, SRI Chair.

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