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Biographical entry Cramond, Teresa Rita O'Rourke (Tess) (1926 - )

AO, OBE

Born
22 February 1926
Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Anaesthetist and Educator

Summary

Tess Cramond commenced work as an anaesthetist in the early 1950s. In the fifty years that followed she was committed to the improvement of anaesthesia, resuscitation and pain medicine. She had a specific interest in the relief of cancer pain and supported the development of palliative care services.

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Events

1951 - 1952
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Brisbane Hospital
1953
Career position - Senior Resident Medical Officer (anaesthetist) at the Royal Brisbane Hospital
1954
Career position - Anaesthetics Registrar at the Royal Brisbane Hospital
1955
Career position - Diploma Anaesthetist completed at the Royal College of Physicians, London and the Royal College of Surgeons, UK
1955
Award - Nuffield Prize received
1955 - 1956
Career position - Anaesthetics Registrar at the Poplar Hospital in London
1956 - 1957
Career position - Anaesthetics Registrar at the London Hospital
1957 - 1991
Career position - Senior Anaesthetist in the Kenneth G Jamieson Neurosurgical Unit at the Royal Brisbane Hospital
1958 - 1973
Career position - Senior Honorary Anaesthetist at Mater Children's Hospital, Brisbane
1967 -
Career position - Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Centre at the Royal Brisbane Hospital
1967
Award - Gilbert Brown Prize received
1977
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1977 - 1986
Career position - Consultant Anaesthetist and Army Office Colonel (retired) at the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps
1978 - 1981
Career position - Member of the Anti-Cancer Council of Queensland
1978 - 1993
Career position - Professor of Anaesthetics at the University of Queensland
1979
Award - Dame Magistral Grace Sovereign, Military Order of St John of Jerusalem Rhodes and Malta
1982
Award - Gold Medal received from the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons
1986
Award - Advance Australia Award received
1987
Award - Orton Medal received from the Faculty of Anaesthetists at the Royal Australian College of Surgeon (RACS)
1991
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
1991 - 1995
Career position - Member of the Royal Brisbane Hospital Foundation
1992
Award - Red Cross Long Service Award received from the Australian Red Cross
1992 - 1996
Career position - Member of the Senate of the Australian Catholic University
1994
Award - Distinguished Service Award received from the Australian Red Cross

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Cramond, T., 'The Fifty-sixth Bancroft Oration: 'a Transient popularity'', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, vol. 18, no. 2, 1990, pp. 252-264. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001, 2020 pp. Details

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