Royal Society of NSW History and Philosophy of Science Medal 2015 awarded to AHA member

The Royal Society of NSW has awarded Warwick Anderson (University of Sydney) its History and Philosophy of Science Medal for 2015. The inaugural medal in 2014 was awarded to Dr Ann Moyal. In 2014 Professor Anderson, with immunologist Ian Mackay, published Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity (Johns Hopkins University Press) helps close the Read more …

Dancing in my Dreams: Confronting the Spectre of Polio

Kerry Highley’s Dancing in my Dreams: Confronting the Spectre of Polio (Monash University Publishing) details the disease and its treatment, the scientific endeavour that led to the discovery of the poliovirus, and the studies in virology and immunology that culminated in the production of a polio vaccine. It highlights the experiences of patients and the Read more …

Dancing in my Dreams: Confronting the Spectre of Polio

Kerry Highley’s Dancing in my Dreams: Confronting the Spectre of Polio (Monash University Publishing) details the disease and its treatment, the scientific endeavour that led to the discovery of the poliovirus, and the studies in virology and immunology that culminated in the production of a polio vaccine. It highlights the experiences of patients and the Read more …

AHA member awarded 2016 Merewether Scholarship

Peter Hobbins has been awarded the 2016 Merewether Scholarship by the State Library of New South Wales for his project ‘Curios and curiosity: James Bray and the sunset of amateur science in colonial Sydney’. In extending the themes detailed in his 2013 University of Sydney doctoral thesis, Peter will use the Merewether Scholarship to explore Read more …

Callan Park: Compassion and Conflict in The Asylum

The Friends of Callan Park and Professor Paula Hamilton, President, Oral History NSW, invite you to join them for the launch of Callan Park: Compassion and Conflict in The Asylum by Roslyn Burge. This is a free event but please RSVP (to Cynthia or 0413 733 219) as refreshments will be provided

Callan Park: Compassion and Conflict in The Asylum

Using images – some never seen publicly before – and oral history interviews (including the Rozelle Hospital Oral History Collection) Roslyn Burge has created a fascinating insight into the former mental asylum, capturing the stories of patients, residents, staff, the community, the landscape and Callan Park’s importance as a place of refuge and conflict. The Read more …

AHA member inducted to Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Warwick Anderson was inducted last week to the newly formed Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS), which was established in June 2014 as the fifth learned academy in Australia dedicated to promoting excellence in health and medical science research. Professor Anderson was recognised by the prestigious Academy for his continued research on medical Read more …

Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity

Warwick Anderson’s co-authored book (with Ian R. Mackay), Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity (Johns Hopkins, 2014) book chronicles the shifting scientific understanding of the causes of autoimmune disease, a group of illnesses affecting 5 to 10 per cent of the population that includes multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes. Reviewed Read more …