The LIME Network is pleased to announce the Dennis McDermott Memorial Award for Excellence in Cultural Safety.

This award is named in honour of the late Professor Dennis McDermott. A Koori psychologist and poet, Dennis conducted research on how to teach Indigenous cultural safety to medical and allied health students.

The award will recognise outstanding work by a health practitioner, community organisation or educator in enhancing cultural safety in Australian health contexts, understood broadly. It is intended to recognise both existing good practice and innovations in the field.

The award is funded by donations from friends, colleagues and family, via La Trobe University. If you would like to contribute, you can make a tax-deductible donation at

Nominations and judging for the inaugural award will be held alongside the LIME Connection IX Conference 2021. The winner will be announced at the final session of LIME Connection IX on 27th October 2021.

Applications will open in August – please sign up as a member to receive notifications.