17 Sep 2012
A restored portrait of Novocastrian innovator and visionary Professor David Maddison was unveiled on Monday, September 17, in the new
Professor Maddison, the first Dean of Medicine at the
The medical degree he established at the
He focused on humanising education in medicine and psychiatry by emphasising a strong focus on community involvement, and his passion for medicine had a lasting impact on his students.
Professor Maddison passed away quite early in life, two years before the first cohort of his students graduated in 1983. A posthumous portrait was commissioned by his students from celebrated Australian artist Judy Cassab.
David Maddison’s painting has been restored and his widow, Mary Maddison, unveiled the portrait at 11.30am on Monday.
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