Congratulations to University of Newcastle’s Professor Nikolai Bogduk, on becoming a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of 40 years of research and education into the science behind spinal, neck and back pain.

Professor Bogduk, a conjoint professor with the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy and the Director of Clinical Research at the Newcastle Bone and Joint Institute, was one of 134 people who received recognition as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Professor Bogduk’s previous accolades include the Volvo Award for Back Pain Research, the Research Prize for Cervical Spine Research Society and the Award for Outstanding Research from the North American Spine Society. He has won the Spine Society Australia’s Research Prize three times. 

Professor Bogduk began his career at the University in 1987, and is a Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain Research Committee and consultant for the International Spine Intervention Society.

Two other distinguished researchers associated with University of Newcastle also received recognition in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Dr Cameron Archer, a board member at the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment, became a Member of the Order of Australia for his dedication to the field of heritage.

Richard Owens, a former board member of the University of Newcastle’s Hunter Medical Research Institute, also became a Member of the Order of Australia.

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