Dr Ray Hader Award for Pastoral Care

The Dr Ray Hader Award for Pastoral Care is awarded to an ANZCA Fellow or trainee who is recognised to have made a significant contribution to the welfare of one or more ANZCA trainees in the area of pastoral care. This may have been directly, in the form of support and encouragement, or indirectly via educational or other strategies.

The award is named after Dr Ray Hader, a Victorian ANZCA trainee who died of an accidental drug overdose in 1998 after a long struggle with addiction. The award was originally established in his memory by Dr Hader’s friend, Dr Brandon Carp, to promote a compassionate approach to the welfare of anaesthetists, other colleagues, patients and the community. In 2012, Dr Carp agreed to continue his support in sponsoring the award and to a change which will also recognise the pastoral care elements of trainee supervision. The winner receives $A2000, to be used for training or educational purposes, and a certificate.


Candidates must be nominated and seconded by accredited trainees or ANZCA Fellows. They must reside in an ANZCA training region. The nominator must describe in no more than 1000 words how the candidate has made a significant contribution to the pastoral care of trainees and supply the details of two additional referees.


Entries can be emailed to ANZCA's chief executive officer or posted to the CEO, ANZCA, 630 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 3004. 

The application form is available here.



  • 2017 Dr Antoinette Brennan (Vic)
  • 2016 Dr Ian Balson (Vic)
  • 2015 Dr Louise Ellard, (Vic)
  • 2014 Dr Anna Hallett (Qld)
  • 2013 Dr Catherine Purdy (NZ)
  • 2012 Not awarded
  • 2011 Dr Katherine Jeffrey (NSW)
  • 2010 Dr Kathryn Hagen (NZ)
  • 2009 Not awarded
  • 2008 Dr Amanda Young (Vic)



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