Presidents Award

This award will be presented at the discretion of the President to an individual or group of individuals to recognise and honour a significant and sustained contribution by him, her or them to the work of the Australasian Sleep Association in achieving its aims and objectives.

One award only can be made in any financial year. It may not necessarily be made each year.

The award will be presented by the President at the annual scientific meeting of the Association. The award will take the form of a medal, or other suitable memento, as decided by the President.


Past Recipients

Nicholas Antic - 2016
Awarded by: Maree Barnes
In recognition of his significant and sustained contribution to the work of the Australasian Sleep Association aims and objectives.

Craig Hukins - 2015
Awarded by: Nicholas Antic
In recognition of his significant and sustained contribution to the work of the Australasian Sleep Association aims and objectives and his work with the Sleep Health Foundation.

Andrew Thornton - 2014
Awarded by: Nicholas Antic
In recognition of his significant and sustained contribution to the work of the Australasian Sleep Association aims and objectives, particularly towards the ASA goal of establishing clinical standards within the profession and industry.

Anthony Williams - 2013
Awarded by: Shantha Rajaratnam
In recognition of his leadership in building research capacity and high impact research in the field of sleep

Alan Young (GP Education) and Stuart Armstrong (Psychologist Education)- Joint winners, 2012
Awarded by: Shantha Rajaratnam
For their outstanding contributions to the education of General Practitioners (GP) and Psychologists in the field of Sleep Health and Sleep Medicine, as chairs of the GP Education Sub-Committee and Behavioural Management of Sleep Disorders Sub-Committee of the Education Committee

Tracey Robinson-2011
Awarded by: Craig Hukins
For her dedication to excellence in training in the field of sleep medicine and her work with the RACP STC in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine to engage the Training Curriculum in Sleep Medicine for the training of future Sleep Physicians

David Hillman-2010
Awarded by: Craig Hukins
For his significant contributions to the Australasian Sleep Association during his time on the Executive and his term as President of the Association. In particular for his enthusiasm and commitment to the establishment of the Sleep Health Foundation charity to assist in the wider promotion of sleep health and sleep medicine to the wider community.

Stephanie Blower-2009
Awarded by: David Hillman
In recognition of her significant and sustained contribution to the work of the Australasian Sleep Association in achieving its aims and objectives, in her role as Executive Officer of the Association.

Harry Teichtahl - 2008
Awarded by: David Hillman
For his significant contributions to sleep health & science in a wide range of areas and over a long period of time. Specifically his contributions include:
Research – leading and original work in central sleep apnoea in patients on methadone/narcotics
Significant work in the area of home monitoring of sleep
Research into AF & sleep disordered breathing
Education/policy/Leadership
Chair of Clinical Committee ASA
Co-chair for development of sleep medicine curriculum for RACP advanced trainees