RACGP CEO Paul Wappett

GP, lecturer and supervisor Dr Ramya Raman is chair-elect of the RACGP WA. Nationally, lawyer Paul Wappett has taken on the role of CEO at the RACGP. One is his priorities will be the transition of GP training back to the college in 2023.


Dr Rachel Foong has been awarded the 2021 Asthma and Airways Career Development Fellowship, funded by the National Asthma Council Australia and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. She is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow at Telethon Kids Institute and Curtin University.


International melanoma expert Professor Jonas Nilsson from the Harry Perkins Institute has won a Business Events Perth Aspire Award. It will allow him to present research at the Australasian Melanoma Conference and Society of Melanoma Research Annual Meeting next year. Dr Leo Ng, from Curtin’s School of Allied Health, has also won an Aspire Award for expertise in physiotherapy and work in developing a new app.


Melanie Gates is the new CEO of Diabetes WA.


Telethon Kids Institute child health researcher Dr Hayley Passmore was one of four nominees for Western Australia’s 2022 Young Australian of the Year.


Another TKI researcher – autism expert Professor Andrew Whitehouse – has become the youngest person to ever be inducted as a Fellow to the prestigious Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.