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King’s Birthday Honour for Newcastle Anatomical Pathologist

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10th June, 2024

Associate Professor Jim Scurry has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in this year’s King’s Birthday Honours list, for significant service to anatomical pathology, women’s health and professional societies.

Jim Scur­ry has been a Senior Staff Spe­cial­ist in anatom­i­cal pathol­o­gy at NSW Health Pathology’s John Hunter Hos­pi­tal lab­o­ra­to­ry in New­cas­tle since 2010, and before that worked as an anatom­i­cal pathol­o­gist at Melbourne’s Mer­cy Hos­pi­tal for Women.

He became Con­joint Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor at the School of Med­i­cine and Pub­lic Health at the Uni­ver­si­ty of New­cas­tle in 2011.

“I’ve always liked the idea of teach­ing and pass­ing on the knowl­edge that I’ve gained in gynae­co­log­i­cal and der­ma­to­log­i­cal pathol­o­gy,” he said.

“I’ve also always done research, all clin­i­cal­ly based and work­ing with clinicians.

“I find hav­ing that bal­ance between being in the lab and work­ing with stu­dents and col­leagues extreme­ly satisfying.”

Jim has pub­lished over 190 research papers and is a for­mer Board mem­ber and found­ing mem­ber of the Aus­tralian and New Zealand Vul­vo­vagi­nal Soci­ety (ANZVS).

He was also Co-Chair of the Inter­na­tion­al Soci­ety for Vul­vo­vagi­nal Disease’s Dif­fi­cult Pathol­o­gy Diag­nos­tic Com­mit­tee from 2019 to 2021.

He was very sur­prised to hear he’d been nom­i­nat­ed for an Order of Australia.

“I’m very hon­oured to be receiv­ing the award, but I don’t think I’ve done any­thing more than my job,” he said.

“I would have achieved noth­ing with­out the tal­ent­ed team of peo­ple I work with every day.

“We have a very good lab­o­ra­to­ry here at John Hunter Hos­pi­tal and a great team of excep­tion­al peo­ple. I couldn’t do the job with­out them.”

“Most impor­tant­ly, has been my part­ner Susan­na, who also works in the area of women’s health. She has been a huge influ­ence on me and my work.”

Con­grat­u­la­tions Jim, from all of us here at NSW Health Pathology!



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