• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0085

O’Connell, Helen Elizabeth

(1962 – )
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 3 April, 1962, Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Urologist


Helen O’Connell was the first Australian woman to complete urology training. Her work on female genital anatomy, published in 1998, was pathbreaking. In particular, her research on the anatomy of the clitoris drew worldwide attention.


  • 2021 - 2021

    For distinguished service to medical education, and to medicine in the field of urology, as an academic and clinician, and to professional groups.

    Awarded an AO

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