It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Dr Judith Hammond, Emeritus Member of HGSA.  Judy trained in Melbourne under the great David Danks but it was in NSW where she established a new Biochemical Genetics service in 1979, working with Bridget Wilcken.  Her laboratory always operated at the very highest standards, growing and developing as the field rapidly expanded during the 1980s and 90s.

Judith was an active HGSA member, holding a number of positions within the Society and was a Founding Fellow in Biochemical Genetics when the BG Board of Censors was established in 2000- see image below.  Following her retirement, Judith was awarded Emeritus Membership of HGSA in 2003.  She went on to pursue her second lifelong passion for Aboriginal Rock Art, traversing the country to remote sites, photographing and recording as she went.

She passed away in the Alfred Hospital, having returned to Melbourne just a few weeks ago to be closer to her siblings.  I was extremely fortunate to work with Judith for many years and she taught me more than I can ever acknowledge, Vale Jude.

Kevin Carpenter

The first Fellows in Biochemical Genetics 2000.  Judith is far right.