The South Auckland Clinical School, Ko Awatea and the General Surgery Department at Counties Manukau Health would like to acknowledge and warmly congratulate Professor Andrew Hill on being awarded the John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship for 2014 by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. This is the College’s most prestigious research award.
The Fellowship is awarded to Fellows of the College who are making an outstanding contribution to the advancement of surgery or to fundamental scientific research in this area and who are actively working in the field. It was established in 1978 by Mrs Elisabeth Unsworth in honour of her son, who died in 1977 at age 36, in the hope that recipients would contribute to the understanding and practice of surgery and anaesthesia, in keeping with the skills and promise demonstrated by her son. The Fellowship was first awarded in 1979.
The Fellowship will be formally presented to Andrew in May 2014 at the College’s Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) in Singapore.
This award has even more significance for Andrew as his father, the late Emeritus Professor Graham Hill, was awarded this prestigious Fellowship in 1984.
This is a wonderful achievement – congratulations Andrew!