Prizes and Awards

A summary of the prizes and awards with which Professor George Jelinek has been awarded.


  • Inaugural Prize for Overall Distinction (subsequently the Buchanan Prize), Fellowship Examination of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, 1986
  • Invited to deliver the Tom Hamilton Oration, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian for Emergency Medicine, Melbourne, 1994
  • Foundation 20 Medal, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, for contribution to the development of the College, 2003
  • College Medal, for distinguished service to the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, 2003
  • John Gilroy Potts Award 2006, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine for the best published paper in 2006, with Dr P Sprivulis
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award, RMIT for ‘Designing Sound for Health and Well-Being’ project (ARC Linkage Grant Recipient) 2007
  • Western Australian Finalist, 2008 Australian of the Year
  • Best Abstract Award (Cardiac) for A Randomised Placebo Controlled Trial of Adrenaline in Cardiac Arrest, 8th annual Resuscitation Science Symposium, Chicago, Illinois 2010
  • Edward Brentnall Award for the best paper published by a Fellow of the College in public health, 2012, 2014
  • Victorian Finalist, 2016 Australian of the Year