Chief Investigator Associate Professor Alicia Spittle awarded a Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship
Last week, saw CRE in Newborn Medicine Chief Investigator Associate Professor Alicia Spittle awarded a Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Alicia is a paediatric physiotherapist specialising in the early detection & intervention of motor impairments for high risk infants. She works clinically in the follow up clinic at The Women’s, lectures in Paediatrics at The University of Melbourne and leads the motor team in the Victorian Infant Brain Studies (VIBeS) Group at MCRI.
This Fellowship recognises Alicia’s incredible contribution through outstanding research & her wider involvement in local community and the world stage, and is a reminder to all of us in the CRE in Newborn Medicine, how lucky we are to have Alicia on our team.
Alicia was excited and humbled upon hearing the news that she had been awarded the Fellowship. She said “It's a honour to be awarded this fellowship named after Dame Kate Campbell who was a pioneer in neonatal medicine. She was key in discovering the link between oxygen usage and retinopathy of prematurity.”
When asked what she loved about working in the newborn research field, Alicia said "We have a world-class team here in Melbourne. Whilst this fellowship is an individual award, I would not be able to achieve this without a great team. We are fortunate to have strong links between researchers, clinicians and consumers which ensures our research is meaningful - and ultimately about improving outcomes for high risk babies”
Alicia was one of 34 awarded a Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship. Everyone in the CRE wishes Alicia a huge congratulations for this most significant of achievements.