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AFMW Congratulates Dr Elizabeth Rickman AM, King’s Birthday Honours Recipient

Dr Elizabeth Rickman from New South Wales is awarded the AM for her service to medicine and women’s health.

Congratulations to Dr Elizabeth Rickman AM, awarded the Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. Dr Rickman from New South Wales is awarded the AM for her service to medicine and women’s health. Among her many achievements she has served as on the Pride Foundation’s LGBTIQA+ Refugee and Asylum Seeker Advisory Group.

Liz, an AFMW member, is a caring and dedicated general practitioner and has served women and the LGBT community in many inspirational ways; as an activist, mentor, human rights consultant. She is an organiser and an advocate for others and the climate. She once worked as a ship medic with Greenpeace and has helped achieve a lot for LGBT and women’s rights despite many homophobic and misogynistic forces along the way. Liz is a founding member of ALMA and a member of NSW MWS.


Dr RickmanDr Elizabeth Dell RICKMAN, NSW

For significant service to medicine through women’s health, and to the community.

Australian Lesbian Medical Association

  • Co-Founding Member, since 1999.
  • Co-Convener, International Issues and Human Rights Sub-Committee, since 2013.
  • Chair, Climate Action Subcommittee, since 2018.
  • Representative Member, LGBTIQ Refugee and Asylum Seeker Advisory Group, Pride Foundation Australia, since 2019.

The Australian Federation of Medical Women

  • Volunteer, Climate and Environment Working Group, current.
  • Member, current.
  • Public Officer, 2000-2019.
  • Committee Member, 2015-2017.

Women’s Medical Societies

  • Secretary, Medical Women’s Society of New South Wales, 2001-2010.
  • Member, Organising Committee, Western Pacific Regional Congress, Medical Women’s International Association, 2018.

Environmental Advocacy

  • Member, Doctors for the Environment Australia, since 2019.
  • Member, Climate and Health Alliance, current.
  • Advocate, Medical Association for Prevention of War Australia, 1990.
  • Member, Paddlers for Peace Sydney, 1983-1990.
  • Ships Medic, Greenpeace Ships, 1997-2004.
  • Former Peace Activist, Women’s Peace Movement.
  • Homeward Bound Women in Leadership Program HB6, 2021, with ongoing participation.

Health – Other

  • General Practitioner, Annandale General Practice, Sydney, current.
  • Consultant, Complementary Medicine, Balmain Hospital, 1998-2020.
  • General Practitioner, Leichardt Women’s Community Health Centre, 1980-1992, and Board Member, 1991.
  • Medical Doctor, Angurugu Aboriginal Health Clinic, 1990.
  • Medical Doctor and Founder, Holistic Medical Centre, 1980-1990.
  • Medical Doctor, Nganampa Health Council, 1988.
  • Former Volunteer Doctor, Papua New Guinea.

Awards and Recognition Include:

  • Co-Recipient, Edna Ryan Award, 2016.


Congratulations Liz!

Dr Marjorie Cross


Dr Marjorie Cross, OAM
AFMW Council member
AFMW representative for ACT and Region MWS


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