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Katie Dixon wins Australia Day award

Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club member Dr Katie Dixon, a dedicated cancer researcher, has received an Australia Day Community Award in the business category at a ceremony at Laycock St Theatre on Sunday, January 22.

She had also previously received a NSW Premier's Award for the most outstanding cancer research scholar of the year after breakthrough discoveries into skin cancer research.

She is currently working in the field of prostate cancer research and said she hoped to develop a drug to cure all types of cancer.

She has published papers on her research and openly shares her knowledge, gifts and skills with the wider community.

Katie said she was dedicated to teaching others and had gained a degree in higher education which would allow her to lecture at universities.

She was also named the Central Coast Surf Life Saver of the Year in 2009 and 2010 and, in 2011.

She was named both the NSW and Australian Surf Life Saver of the Year.

She volunteers much of her time and is a highly valued member of the Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

Katie is also a talented violinist and has performed for both the Central Coast Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Event Orchestra.

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