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Biographical entry Cramond, Teresa Rita O'Rourke (Tess) (1926 - 2015)

AO, OBE

Born
22 February 1926
Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
Died
26 December 2015
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Anaesthetist and Educator
Alternative Names
  • Brophy, Teresa (maiden name)

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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1951 - 1952
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Brisbane Hospital
1953 - 1954
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, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons, England
1955 - 1956
Career position - Anaesthetics Registrar at the Poplar Hospital in London
1956 - 1957
Career position - Anaesthetics Registrar at the London Hospital
1957 - ?
Career position - Member, Queensland Branch, Australian Medical Association
1957 - 1991
Career position - Senior Anaesthetist in the Kenneth G Jamieson Neurosurgical Unit at the Royal Brisbane Hospital
1958 - ?
Career position - Secretary, Queensland Branch, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1958 - 1973
Career position - Senior Honorary Anaesthetist at Mater Children's Hospital, Brisbane
1960 - 1964
Career position - Federal Secretary, Australian Society of Anaesthetists
1964 - 1965
Career position - Visiting Lecturer, University of Texas, Houston, U.S.A.
1967
Award - Gilbert Brown Prize received, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1967 - 2009
Career position - Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Centre at the Royal Brisbane Hospital
1970 - 1972
Career position - Vice-Dean, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1970 - 2000
Career position - Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Surf Life Saving (Queensland)
1972 - 1974
Career position - Dean, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1975
Career position - Jobson Visiting Lecturer, University of Sydney
1975 - 2001
Career position - Member, Queensland Committee to Enquire into Perioperative Deaths
1977
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1977
Award - Kenneth G. Jamieson Lecturer, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
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 - 1983
Career position - Member of the Senate, University 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
1981
Career position - President, Queensland Branch, Australian Medical Association
1982
Award - Rank Lecturer, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons, England
1982
Award - Gold Medal received from the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons
1982
Award - Elkington Orator, Australian Society of Health
1983
Award - Gold Medal, Royal College of Surgeons, England
1983 - 2015?
Career position - Fellow, British Medical Association
1983 - 2015?
Career position - Fellow, Australian Medical Association
1984 - 1988
Career position - Member, Committee on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, World Federation Societies of Anaesthesiologists
1986
Award - Advance Australia Award received
1986 - 1988
Career position - Chair, Anaesthetics Mortality Committee, National Health and Medical Research Council
1986 - 1989
Career position - Chair, Palliative Care Association of Queensland
1987
Award - Orton Medal received from the Faculty of Anaesthetists at the Royal Australian College of Surgeon (RACS)
1987 - 1990
Career position - Council Member, National Health and Medical Research Council
1988 - 1989
Career position - Chair, Registration Advisory Committee, Medical Board of Queensland
1988 - 1994
Career position - Member, Ethics Committee, Griffith University
1989
Award - Centenary Orator, Australian Medical Association
1989
Award - Concannon Oration, University of Southern Queensland
1989
Award - Bancroft Orator, Queensland Branch, Australian Medical Association
1989 - 1997
Career position - Chair, Ministerial Advisory Committee on First Aid Training, Queensland
1990 - 1995
Career position - Member, Anti-Cancer Council, Queensland
1990 - 1996
Career position - Member of the Senate, Queensland Chapter, Australian Catholic University
1991
Award - Officer of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (OStJ)
1991
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in recognition of service to medicine, particularly in the field of anaesthesia and to the community
1991 - 1995
Career position - Member of the Royal Brisbane Hospital Foundation
1991 - 2000
Career position - Member, Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, Commonwealth of Australia
1992
Award - John Bonica Lecturer, Australian Pain Society
1992
Award - Red Cross Long Service Award received from the Australian Red Cross
1992 - 1996
Career position - Member of the Senate, Australian Catholic University
1992 - 2001
Career position - Chair, Therapeutic Opioid Drugs of Dependence Committee
1992 - 2015
Career position - Fellow, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
1994
Career position - Vice-President, Queensland Branch, Australian Medical Association
1994
Award - Distinguished Service Award received from the Australian Red Cross
1994 - 1999
Career position - Member, Medical Board of Queensland
1997
Award - Honorary Member, Palliative Care Association of Queensland
1999
Award - MD honoris causa, University of Queensland
1999 - 2015
Career position - Founding Fellow, Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and new Zealand College of Anaesthetists
2003
Award - Centenary Medal for distinguished service to health and education in Queensland
2008
Award - Inaugural Distinguished Member, Australian Pain Society
2008
Award - Lifetime Achievement Award, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
2009
Award - Citation for service to Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Australian Society of Anaesthetists
2009
Award - Council Citation, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
2009
Award - Defence Force Medal

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Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Boyle, R. and Zundert, A. A. J. van, 'Professor Tess Cramond (1926 - 2015): contributions to anaesthesia and pain medicine', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, vol. 45, Supp., 2017, pp. 4-12. Details
  • Cramond, T., 'The Fifty-sixth Bancroft Oration: 'a Transient popularity'', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, vol. 18, no. 2, 1990, pp. 252-264. Details

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See also

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

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