ANU community honoured in King’s Birthday honours list

A public health expert from The Australian National University (ANU) who ended up on the frontline of Australia’s COVID-19 response was among the extraordinary members of the ANU community who’ve been named on the 2024 King’s Birthday honours list.   

Dr Stephanie Davis was seconded from National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health in March 2020 to help with the Federal Government’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Steph Davis

Dr Stephanie Davis was honoured with a Public Service Medal on Monday. Photo: Supplied

Her role included preparing vital training for health care workers and the rollout of urgent care clinics.    

She has since become Deputy Chief Medical Officer with the Department of Health and Aged Care. Dr Davis has been awarded a Public Service Medal for her outstanding contribution throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Joining Dr Davis on this year’s list was Dr Chi Wing Lai, who was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to medicine as a general practitioner, and to the community. 

Dr Chi Wing Lai

Dr Chi Wing Lai has been awarded the medal of the Order of Australia. Photo: Canberra Times

Dr Lai worked at the College of Health and Medicine for 18 years, sharing his love and knowledge of medicine with thousands of students at the ANU School of Medicine and the University of Sydney Clinical School. 

He worked as a medical officer in Canberra’s hospitals for more than three decades, and was key up setting up Canberra’s After Hours Locum Medical Service (CALMS) in 1971. 

You can see full details of this year’s King’s Birthday honours list at the Governor-General’s website

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