The Senior Vice-Presidential Medal for Excellence in Person Centered Healthcare from the European Society of Person Centered Healthcare (2018)

The Eleanor Mounsher Medal in recognition of outstanding commitment, dedication and service to people living with Motor Neurone Disease and their families in Australia (2016).

Faculty Researcher of the Year Award- Curtin University (2008)

Recipient of Paul Harris Fellow award from Rotary International (2008)

Awarded the Centenary Medal from the Prime Minister of Australia (2003)

Awarded the South West Woman of the Year (2001).

The Population Council fellowship (1988-89).