Royal North Shore Hospital clinician and Kolling Institute researcher Professor Carol Pollock AO has been recognised for her extraordinary contribution to healthcare in this year’s Queen’s birthday honour roll.
Carol was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her distinguished service to medical research, education and science, nephrology, and clinical practice and governance.
As a renal medicine specialist and internationally respected academic, Prof Pollock has had a remarkable career as a clinician, researcher, lecturer, mentor and advocate.
Also honoured was Vicki Evans (Roach) a clinical nurse consultant at Royal North Shore Hospital who was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to neuroscience nursing, and to professional federations.
Vicki has been the vice president of the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses since 2005 and Board member since 1998. She is an advisor to the Australasian Neuroscience Nurses Association and has been a guest speaker at many international conferences on nursing and neurosciences.
Vicki has been a CNC in neurosciences at RNSH for almost 20 years, as well as been the nurse unit manager in neurosurgery between 2005 and 2002.