Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Senior Australian of the Year


2008 QLD Senior Australian of the Year Nominee

Professor Julie Campbell AO

State: Queensland

Medical researcher

Professor Julie Campbell holds a string of important positions and appointments in medical research, including Research Professor, Director of the Centre for Research in Vascular Biology, and Director of the Wesley Research Institute. She is one of a handful of Queenslanders, and only the second Queensland woman, elected to the Australian Academy of Science. Julie’s scientific background has helped practising doctors, nurses, and other health professionals pass to others the innovations they have developed as practical clinicians for the benefit of patients. She is well known for her pioneering work in creating ‘grow your own’ arteries, a technique she and her husband developed that promises enormous benefits for heart by-pass and dialysis patients. While Julie describes the process as deceptively simple, not unlike the process that allows a pearl to grow inside and oyster, this extraordinary procedure is sure to save lives.