Distinguished Career Award Recipient

Professor Kearney presently works as a Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Adelaide, practicing as a Consultant in the Haematology Unit of the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) Cancer Service with a private practice based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He also has management responsibilities for pathology services at the RAH.

Professor Kearney has chaired numerous committees including the Health Policy Advisory Committee on Technology (HealthPACT) since 2003. For 10 years, he was the Deputy Chairman of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC), Australia’s Health Technology Assessment committee for the assessment and recommendations on procedures, devices and diagnostics. This involved the establishment of policies and systems for HTA assessment linked directly to reimbursement decisions. He has also served on the National Health and Medical Research Council for twelve years and has held various senior policy and management roles in the Australian Health System. He is a past-Chair and current Board member of EuroScan International and is a current Board member of HTAsiaLink.

Professor Kearney has been awarded the Sydney Sax medal for services to health and an Order of Australia for contribution to emergency services and health research.