Queen’s Birthday honour for neurologist

A leading Melbourne-based paediatric neurologist has been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours list.

Professor Ingrid Scheffer becomes an Officer (AO) in the General Order for her “distinguished service to medicine in the field of paediatric neurology as a clinician, academic and mentor, and to research into the identification of epilepsy syndromes and genes.”

Professor Scheffer, of the University of Melbourne, Austin Health and Royal Children's Hospital, has been a leader in epilepsy genetics research over the past two decades. Her research has described many novel