The CRE’s Chief Investigator Professor David Handelsman AO was awarded an order of Australia earlier this year.

David’s award is for distinguished service to medicine, particularly to reproductive endocrinology and andrology, as a clinician, author and researcher, to the science of doping in sport, and to medical education.

“This is a day to celebrate” David said. “I am grateful to the family which brought me up and to the family Penny and I created…and also to my colleagues.” David went on to say, “My late parents were Holocaust survivors and I remember my mother telling me she believed she had landed in paradise when they arrived in Australia. I am deeply sorry that they weren’t here to enjoy this day.”