A/Prof Ada Cheung receives the GLOBE Ally of the Year award

Congratulations to Associate Professor Ada Cheung, who has been awarded the GLOBE Ally of the Year award for her work in Trans Health Research. Ada is an endocrinologist in the Department of Medicine at Austin Health.

The GLOBE Awards celebrate achievements in Victoria’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex communities, highlighting the work of a diverse range of organisations and individuals.

Ada began working with the trans and gender-diverse community in 2016, when she established a small clinic upon hearing about trans people being refused care by health services. Ada established Trans Health Research the following year and continues to work alongside a diverse community advisory group which includes trans, non-binary and gender diverse researchers.

Upon accepting her award Ada was humbled and honoured to be recognised by the trans community stating, “There really is no greater award than receiving recognition from the community that I work with and it means so much to me.”

Trans Health Research’s advocacy has led to state government support of two multidisciplinary clinics and a state-wide training program for health professionals. In the first year of operation, the clinics provided care to over 500 patients, and trained over 700 health professionals in transgender health.

Ada is a NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow  and a Dame Kate Campbell Fellow. She is also a recipient of the Melbourne Medical School’s 2021 Strategic Grant for Outstanding Women.

Online event: Trans in the Pandemic Research Report Launch
Date: Monday 2 May, 2022
Time: 6pm - 7pm

The Trans Health Research Group is running an online event to launch their research report on the impacts of COVID-19 on the trans community in Australia. The event will cover the research findings, discuss how the research findings have been used to advocate for improved services and support for the trans community, and provide opportunity for audience questions.

Register now