Head of Notre Dame Physiotherapy recognised for over 20 years of service

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 24-11-2009

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

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Professor Peter Hamer, Head of Physiotherapy at The University of Notre Dame Australia has been recognised with a Service Award for his significant contribution to the national sports medicine organisation, Sports Medicine Australia.

Professor Hamer, a Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation has been a member of Sports Medicine Australia for over 30 years and during that time has held a number of leadership positions. In Western Australia he has served on the local branch board for 20 of the last 25 years including 10 years as Branch President as well as four years as Vice-President (Physiotherapy) on the National Board of Directors of Sports Medicine Australia. Peter has been previously recognised for his contributions to sports medicine by inclusion on the 2000 Australian Honours Roll being awarded the Australian Sports Medal.

Within the same week, Peter was also recognised by the WA Branch of the Australian Physiotherapy Association with an Award for Excellence for his contribution to physiotherapy education. His citation read:

“Peter has a passion for helping others learn, a “can do” attitude and a habit of not saying “no”. Consequently, as an APA member he has contributed to learning for others over many years. He has given presentations to many APA groups including Sports, Gerontology, Aquatic, Paediatric, Neurology and Rural and Remote, as well as overseas and interstate workshops, WA Branch Conferences and the National Conference. His exceptional teaching ability is well known and extends from both undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy, to other professional groups and to members of the community.

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