Minister for Health and Wellbeing Meegan Fitzharris presented Donald McLean with the 2019 ACT Allied Health Professional of the Year award.
Donald, Principal Medical Physics Specialist at Canberra Health Services, was recognised for his research into safe levels of radiation exposure for patients being treated for breast cancer.
Each year, the Allied Health Excellence Awards recognise the ongoing determination of allied health professionals to provide high quality care to the Canberra community. There were 34 nominees across eight excellence award categories.
The award winners across all categories are:
Veronique Clyde for Allied Health Assistant Excellence
Debra Harris for Allied Health Clinical Excellence
Michael Wilkinson for Allied Health Early Career Excellence
Katie Cole for Allied Health Education Excellence
Kerrie Andriolo for Allied Health Management and Leadership Excellence
Donald McLean for Allied Health Research Excellence
Neuropsychologists, Psychology and Counselling Team for Allied Health Team Excellence
Women, Youth and Children Dietitians for the Excellence in the Provision of Services to Improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing.