Dr Tamara Hunter

Tina Chinery

Neurologist Professor Graeme Hankey is the inaugural Perron Institute Chair in Stroke Research at UWA. In other changes, barrister and solicitor Rob McKenzie has been appointed the new chair of the Perron Institute Board.

Gynaecologist and fertility specialist Dr Tamara Hunter will be the leading fertility provider at Monash’s recently acquired PIVET Medical Centre, which for decades has been the baby of WA’s IVF pioneer Dr John Yovich.

Tina Chinery starts as the new CEO at St John of God Subiaco Hospital on July 11. She moves from her role as CEO at Cairns Hinterland Hospital and Health Service but has previously worked for many years in the WA health system.

In Queen’s Birthday honours, child health expert Professor Donna Cross received the Medal of the Order of Australia in recognition of her service to youth mental health and wellbeing.

In other gongs, Telethon Kids Institute’s executive director Professor Jonathan Carapetis has become a Fellow of the prestigious Australian Academy of Science in recognition of his pioneering work in infectious diseases.

Professor Fiona Wood has been named the Australian Society of Medical Research 2022 Medallist.