Prof Jeffrey Braithwaite to be honoured today

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Founding Director, Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University, Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite will be honoured today in a virtual award presentation hosted by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA).

AHHA Chair, the Hon Jillian Skinner, will present the 2021 Sidney Sax medal to Professor Braithwaite.

For over 30 years, the AHHA has honoured outstanding health leaders for their contributions to the development and improvement of the Australian healthcare system with the annual Sidney Sax medal.

Professor Braithwaite, a world-renowned researcher, has dedicated his career to improving the delivery and safety of the Australian healthcare system and the experiences of patients and providers within the system.

One of his most significant contributions to the Australian health system is the role he played in the establishment of the largest health services research institute in Australia, the Australian Institute of Health Innovation.

Professor Braithwaite has been an influential figure in shaping the quality and safety of Australia's healthcare system and has made noteworthy contributions to researching the culture and structure of acute settings, leadership, management and change in health sector organisations, patient safety, accreditation and the impact of restructuring of health services.

He is well-known internationally for his role in providing the research evidence to improve care for both adults and children, and fundamental principles for the governance of health systems.

He is recognised by his colleagues as an inspirational teacher and mentor, having trained large cohorts of health professionals in leadership and management.

He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM), a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (FAAHMS) and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA).

He has also received international recognition through appointments as President of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), Fellow in the distinction grade at the Faculty of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom (FFPH, RCP) and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, United Kingdom (FAcSS).

‘The AHHA commends Professor Braithwaite’s work and the lasting impact he has had on the health and wellbeing of Australians,’ said AHHA Chief Executive John Gregg.

Event details:

Venue: Online

Date: 16 November 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Register: FREE to attend. Register online.

Media enquiries:  John Gregg, Chief Executive, AHHA

0410 931 460