Sarah Medland

Sarah Elizabeth Medland OAM FASSA FAHMS is Professor and Psychiatric Genetics Group Leader at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Herston, Brisbane, Australia.[1] She played a major role in the development of the ENIGMA brain imaging consortium.[2]

Sarah Medland

Sarah Elizabeth Medland
NationalityNew Zealand & Australia
EducationUniversity of Queensland
Awards2017 Ruth Stephens Gani Medal
Scientific career
FieldsPsychiatric genetics
InstitutionsQIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
ThesisThe genetic epidemiology of behavioural laterality (2006)

Honours and awardsEdit

In 2010, Medland received the Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.[3] In 2011, she received the Fuller & Scott Award from the Behavior Genetics Association.[4] In 2015, she was awarded the Theodore Reich Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics. In 2017, she received the Ruth Stephens Gani Medal from the Australian Academy of Science.[2] In October 2019 Medland was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (FAHMS).[5] Also in 2019 she was elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, while in 2020 she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for "service to medical research in the field of genetics".[6]


  1. ^ "Professor Sarah Medland". QIMR Berghofer. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "2017 awardees". Australian Academy of Science. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Dr Sarah Medland a Tall Poppy". QIMR Berghofer. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Sarah Medland". Genetic Epidemiology, Translational Neurogenomics, Psychiatric Genetics and Statistical Genetics. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Academy elects new Fellows and discusses global pandemic threat at annual meeting". AAHMS – Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Dr Sarah Elizabeth Medland". Australian Honours Search Facility, Dept of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 12 October 2020.

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