AHPA is committed to recognition and reward for members and the wider health promotion community. We provide a range of annual and ad-hoc awards, scholarships and bursaries to celebrate important contributions to our sector and organisation.
Life Memberships and Fellowships
To recognise achievement in health promotion within Australia, AHPA® may provide one of several awards to members or supporters who have given outstanding and distinguished service or made a significant contribution to the purposes and objectives of the Association and to health promotion.
In recognition of their distinguished, meritorious and special service as a mature leader in health promotion in Australia and their significant contribution to the purpose and objectives of the Association, the award of Life Member has been bestowed upon the following people. This is the highest award bestowed by the Australian Health Promotion Association. Read more about the life member criteria and how to nominate here.
- Ray James PhD (2000)
- Trevor Shilton, MHP, GDHlthSciences, B.Ed (2000)
- Jan Ritchie PhD, MHPEd, DipPhty (2006)
- Lily O’Hara PhD, MPH, GDHlthProm, BSc (2006)
- Chris Rissel PhD Epidemiology, MPH, BSc (Hons) (2013)
- Peter Howat PhD, MSc, DPE, DipEd, DipTchg (2014)
- Jenni Judd DHSc, MPH, MEd, DipHPE (2020)
- Gemma Crawford PhD, MHlthProm, PGDip PublHlth, BA(Psych) (2020)
- Andrew Jones-Roberts PGDHlthProm; GDipLeisure Studies; RN (2021)
- Michele Herriot (2022)
The Association recognises the significant contribution to the purposes and objectives of the Association and to health promotion in Australia by conferring the award Fellow of the Association to the following individuals. Read more hear about the fellowship criteria and how to nominate here.
- John Lowe (1999)
- Marilyn Wise (2000)
- Lawrence St Leger (2002)
- Fran Baum (2007)
- James Smith (2013)
- Suzanne Gleeson (2013)
- Ben Smith (2014)
- Jonine Jancey (2018)
- Justine Leavy (2021)
AHPA Thinker in Residence
The Australian Health Promotion Association recognises and rewards excellence and innovative thinking and is committed to progressing contemporary, evidence, informed, equitable and ethical health promotion practice, research and policy.
The AHPA Thinker in Residence recognises and support outstanding thinkers in health promotion who are undertaking novel and transformative work that has the potential to profoundly impact and / or transform a broad area of practice or policy. Read more about the Thinker in Residence criteria and previous recipients here.
- Dr Kalinda Griffiths (2020)
Glen Paley Memorial Award
The Glen Paley Memorial Award has been established to recognise individual achievement within the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA®), contributing to its mission of “A healthy equitable Australia”.
The Award provides an opportunity to recognise the valuable contribution and commitment of our Board and Branch Committee members, to the operation of the Association and its membership. Click here for more information and to hear from past recipients.
- Dr Carl Heslop (2022)
National Health Promotion Learning and Teaching Award
The National Health Promotion Learning and Teaching Award has been established to recognise individual achievement within AHPA. The Award provides an opportunity to recognise the valuable contribution and commitment of learning and teaching academics to workforce development in Australia. Click here for more information and to hear from past recipients.
- Associate Prof Justine Leavy (2022)
Dr Ray James Memorial Award
The Australian Health Promotion Association also offers the annual Ray James Memorial Award which honours excellence and innovation in health promotion research published in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia. See more information including past recipients here.
Professor Chris Rissel Reviewer Award
The Australian Health Promotion Association presents the annual Professor Chris Rissel Reviewer Award which honours recognise the contribution reviewers (peer review by invitation) make to the Health Promotion Journal of Australia. See more information including past recipients here.
Suzanne Gleeson Professional Development Scholarship Fund
Suzanne Gleeson is a long-serving member of the Australian Health Promotion Association. For more than 15 years she contributed to its functioning at the state and national level and during this time she has been involved in every aspect of AHPA’s operations. Suzanne was made a Fellow of AHPA in 2014. To acknowledge and recognise Suzanne’s tenure, contribution and commitment to health promotion the Board resolved to establish the AHPA Suzanne Gleeson Professional Development Scholarship Fund. Read more about how to apply..
Bursaries and Branch Awards
Bursaries are offered to national conferences and events – you will be advised of these through your local AHPA® branch and you can watch this webpage for the latest information.
Branches also recognise members’ contribution and excellence in health promotion practice. See the Branches for more information.