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Academic gongs – Queen’s Birthday 2015

8 June 2015

Over 700 people from across the broad spectrum of Australian society are recognised on the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the nation or to humanity at large. There were 170 women and 349 men appointed to the Order of Australia while a further 198 Australians were recognised through military and meritorious awards. 635 Australians have been recognised with Orders of Australia on Australia Day 2015, while a further 59 military and 130 meritorious awards were announced. Members of the tertiary education sector received 65 awards, particularly in the upper categories. These include 5 out of the 8 Companion awards (62%), 18 out of 44 Officer awards (31%) and 32 of 138 Member awards (23%), for about 33% of the higher awards – which is about on par with recent years. In the most common category of Medal, only 6 of 404 awards were tertiary sector related people (1.5%) – about half the recent norm. Women continue to be under represented with 33% of all awards, mainly in the Medal category – which is about the same as in the Australia Day List. Of the awards to people associated with the tertiary sector, we couldn’t identify any distinctively “VET people”. It goes back to the old ICBY motto: “you gotta to be in it to win it”. Check out how to nominate someone for an award.

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In the Australian honours system appointments to the Order of Australia confer recognition for outstanding achievement and service. The order has  five levels :

  1. Knight or Dame is is awarded for “ extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement and merit of  service” to Australia or humanity at large (up to 4 awards in a calendar year).
  2. The Companion of the Order of Australia is awarded for “eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree in service” to Australia or humanity at large (up to 30 awards in a calendar year).
  3. The Officer of the Order is awarded for “distinguished service” (up to 125 awards in a calendar year).
  4. The Member of the Order is awarded for “significant service” (up to 300 awards in a calendar year).
  5. The Medal of the Order is awarded for “service”(no limitation) .

Australian Honours are announced twice a year:  on Australia Day (26 January) and on the the Queen’s “official birthday”  (second Monday of June in most of Australia, although she was actually born in April).

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ACCOMPANION (AC) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

Professor Kym ANDERSON

For eminent service to higher education as a leading academic and researcher, particularly in the field of agricultural economics, to the study of international trade and poverty reduction in developing countries, and to the viticulture industry.  George Gollin Professor of Economics, University of Adelaide, since 1991.

Distinguished Professor Judith Ann CLEMENTS

For eminent service to the biological sciences and to education, through seminal contributions to improving the understanding of cancers, particularly prostate cancer, as an advocate for the development of biomedical research facilities, and to the training of scientists.  Leader, Cancer Research Program, Faculties of Science and Technology and Health, Queensland University of Technology.

Professor Nathan EFRON

For eminent service to medicine in the field of clinical optometry, particularly to vision correction and corneal physiology, as an academic, researcher and author, to the treatment of juvenile diabetes, and through executive roles with national and international professional organisations. Research Professor, Anterior Eye Laboratory, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, since 2006.

Professor Stephen Vincent LYNCH

For eminent service to medicine, particularly through major advancements in the area of liver transplantation surgery and science, as a leading clinician, to medical education and training at a national and international level, and to professional organisations. Professor of Surgery, University of Queensland, since 2006.

Professor Stephen James SIMPSON

For eminent service to biological and biomedical science as an educator, researcher and author, particularly in the areas of human nutrition, obesity and metabolic disease, to higher education, and through roles with a range of professional scientific organisations Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, since 2012.

OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIAAO

Professor Paul Vincent ABBOTT

For distinguished service to clinical dentistry, and to higher education, as an academic, researcher and author, to endodontics as a practitioner, and to professional organisations. Winthrop Professor of Clinical Dentistry, University of Western Australia, since 2003.

 Dr Barry John ALLEN

For distinguished service to biomedical physics, particularly to radiation oncology and the development of innovative methods of cancer treatment, and to international professional scientific associations. Research Principal Hospital Scientist, St George Cancer Care Centre, 1994 – 2012. Chief Research Scientist, Australian Nuclear Sciences and Technology Organisations (ANSTO) 1964 – 1994. Conjoint Professor, Medical School, University of New South Wales, 2004-2012.

 Professor John William BOLDEMAN

For distinguished service to nuclear science and technology, particularly through the design and construction of the Australian Synchrotron particle accelerator, and as a mentor of young scientists. Professorial Fellow, Institute of Nuclear Science, University of Sydney, since 2009.

Emeritus Professor Terence Ross CARNEY

For distinguished service to higher education as an academic, researcher and author, to the law and social welfare, and through leadership roles with national and international legal organisations. Emeritus Professor, Department of Law, University of Sydney, since 2011.

Professor Lesley Irene CHENOWETH

For distinguished service to higher education, particularly in the area of social work, as an academic and administrator, and as a leading supporter of people living with disabilities.  Inaugural Professor of Social Work, School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University, since 2006.

Professor Allan William CRIPPS

For distinguished service to tertiary education as a senior administrator, and to public health as a leading immunologist, academic and researcher in the area of mucosal immunisation. Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health), Griffith University, since 2005.

Professor Paolo FERRARI

 For distinguished service to medicine in the discipline of nephrology, as a clinician scientist, to the establishment of innovative renal transplantation programs, and to medical education. Head, Department of Nephrology, Fremantle Hospital and Health Services, since 2004; Clinical Director, Medical Division, 2006-2014; Professor of Medicine, University of Western Australia.

Professor Douglas Warrington HENDERSON

For distinguished service to medicine, particularly anatomical pathology, as a clinician and diagnostician, and to education as an academic and author in the field of asbestos-related diseases. Professor of Pathology, Flinders University.

Dr Alan Peter JEARY

For distinguished service to engineering, particularly in the building and construction industry, to higher education, and through roles with a range of national and international professional organisations.  Professor and Associate Head, School of Engineering, University of Western Sydney, 1985- 2008; Foundation Chair, Construction, 1998-2007.

Professor Nigel George LAING

For distinguished service to medicine in the field of neuromuscular disorders, as an academic and researcher, to medical education, and through contributions to professional associations Research Professor, Centre for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, since 2012.

Emeritus Professor Allan LUKE

For distinguished service to higher education, particularly in the areas of literacy, curriculum reform, educational policy, applied linguistics and sociology, and to improved learning outcomes for Indigenous students. Queensland University of Technology Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Education, since 2013. Research Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, 2005-2013.

Professor Ross David MILBOURNE

For distinguished service to higher education, to academic leadership and administration, to the promotion of excellence in teaching and research, as an economist, and to professional tertiary learning associations: Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Technology Sydney, 2002-2014.

Dr Hugh David NIALL

For distinguished service to biomedical science, particularly in the field of hormone sequencing, to higher education and research commercialisation initiatives, and to student development programs.  Monash University Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow, 2011-2015.

Professor Philippa Eleanor PATTISON

For distinguished service to higher education, particularly through contributions to the study of social network modelling, analysis and theory, and to university leadership and administration. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), University of Sydney, since 2014. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Melbourne, 2011-2014.

Professor Karen SIMMER

For distinguished service to medicine in the field of paediatrics, particularly neonatal and perinatal nutrition, to medical education as an academic, researcher and clinician, and to the community. Winthrop Professor of Newborn Medicine, University of Western Australia (UWA), since 2001.

Emeritus Professor Peter James TAYLOR

For distinguished service to education, and to youth, particularly through the development of mathematical competitions and challenges for students, as an academic, and to professional learning associations. Emeritus Professor, University of Canberra (UC), since 2013; Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Education, 1996-2012.

Professor Deborah Jane TERRY

For distinguished service to education in the tertiary sector through senior administrative roles, as an academic and researcher in the field of psychology, and as a mentor. Vice-Chancellor and President, Curtin University, since 2014. Acting Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Queensland, 2012.

Dr Elvie Marelyn WINTOUR-COGHLAN

For distinguished service to medical science in the field of physiology, particularly in the area of maternal and child health, to education as an academic, mentor and researcher, and to professional organisations.  Academic Physiologist, University of Melbourne, 1960-1990.

Member in the Order of AustraliaMEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

Professor David Arthur BATTERSBY

For significant service to tertiary education, as a senior administrator and academic, and as an advocate for improved community engagement. Vice-Chancellor, Federation University (formerly University of Ballarat) since 2006.

Professor Bruce James BREW

For significant service to medicine, particularly the neurological impacts of HIV/AIDS, as a clinician and researcher, and to medical education.  Professor of Medicine (Neurology), University of New South Wales, since 2001.

Emeritus Professor Robert Walter CATTRALL

For significant service to science, particularly analytical chemistry, as an academic, educator, researcher and author, and to cricket. Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemistry, La Trobe University, since 2000.

Dr Russell Donald CLARK

For significant service to geriatric and rehabilitation medicine, and to international relations, as a clinician and educator in Asia and Africa.  Associate Professor, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Tumaini University Moshi, Tanzania.  Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales; Senior Lecturer. Lecturer, Rural Clinical School, University of Notre Dame, 2010-2013.

Emeritus Professor Jann Patricia CONROY

For significant service to environmental science, particularly climate change and plant growth, as an academic, and as a mentor of young scientists.  Associate Director of Research, and Founder, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, University of Western Sydney, 1996-2013.

Distinguished Professor Stuart Duncan CUNNINGHAM

For significant service to higher education, particularly to the study of media and communications, as an academic and researcher.  Distinguished Professor of Media and Communications, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) since 2009.

Ms Dianne Margaret DAVIDSON

For significant service to the wine making industry, to horticultural management science, and to higher education administration.  Deputy Chancellor, University of Adelaide, since 2013.

Ms Dianne Blair FOGGO

For significant service to tertiary education administration and development, to the advancement of women, and to industrial relations. Deputy Chancellor, Victoria University, 2003-2011. Council Member, 1999-2011.

Emeritus Professor David Ross FRASER

For significant service to tertiary science education, as an academic and researcher, and to the study of human disease and domestic animal production.  Dean Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, 1994-1998; Professor of Animal Husbandry, 1986-2007.

Professor Ian Ronald GOUGH

For significant service to medicine as a clinician, to education as an academic, researcher and author, and through medical advisory roles.  Professor of Surgery, University of Queensland, since 1991.

Adjunct Professor John Charles HAMILTON

For significant service to the print media as a leading journalist and editor, as an author and educator, and to the veteran community. Adjunct Professor, Journalism Leadership, Swinburne University, since 2011.

Professor Ian Andrew HARRIS

For significant service to medicine, particularly in the field of orthopaedics as a clinician, to education and research, and to professional bodies. Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of New South Wales, since 2008.

Dr Dennis James HASKELL

For significant service to literature, particularly poetry, as an academic, author, editor and critic, to tertiary education, and to inter-cultural understanding. Emeritus Professor of English and Cultural Studies, University of Western Australia, since 2011. Professor of English, Communication and Cultural Studies, 1999-2011.

Ms Rhonda Clare HAWKINS

For significant service to higher education through governance and leadership roles, and as an advocate for social justice and gender equity. University of Western Sydney Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Strategy and Services), Vice-President and University Provost; 2005-2014.

Professor Annemarie HENNESSY

For significant service to tertiary education, and to medical research, particularly in the area of clinical hypertension and maternal health. Academic: Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, since 2011.

Clinical Professor Richard Peter HERRMANN

For significant service to medicine, particularly to haematology as a clinician, to bone marrow transplantation services, and to education.  Clinical Professor, School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Western Australia.

Professor Ross Beresford HOLLAND

For significant service to medicine in the discipline of anaesthesia, as a clinician, to healthcare standards, and to professional medical bodies.  Professor and Chairman, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Newcastle and John Hunter Hospital, 1990-1993. Foundation Professor of Anaesthesiology, University of Hong Kong, 1987-1990.

Dr Alan ISAACS

For significant service to medical education, particularly in the field of ophthalmology, and to professional organisations. Details not released on the request of Dr Isaacs.

Professor Brij Vilash

For significant service to education, through the preservation and teaching of Pacific history, as a scholar, author and commentator. Professor, Pacific and Asian History and Deputy Director, School of Culture, History and Language, The Australian National University.

Conjoint Professor Florence LEVY

For significant service to medical education through seminal contributions to child and adolescent psychology research. Conjoint Professor, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, since 2004.  Adjunct Professor, Curtin University, 2004-2007. Adjunct PhD Supervisor, Macquarie University, current.

Professor Robert James LUSBY

For significant service to medicine as a cardiovascular surgeon and clinician, and to medical education and research as an academic and educator. Head of School and Associate Dean, Concord Medical School, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney 2000-2015; Professor of Surgery, since 1983.

Mr Anthony David (Jock) MACKAY

For significant service to education through reform in the teaching profession, leadership in curriculum development and innovation in assessment and reporting. Inaugural Chair, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, since 2010.  Life Member, Australian College of Educators, since 2009.  Fellow, Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria). Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.

Associate Professor John Richard MACKAY

For significant service to medicine in the field of colorectal surgery, to clinical governance, and to professional organisations.  Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Melbourne, ‘no dates’.

Mr Robert Tasman NATION

For significant service to architecture and environmental design as a practitioner, to higher education, and to professional organisations. Has lectured at a range of tertiary institutions including: Hong Kong University; Melbourne University; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; and Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, Hobart.

Professor Murray David NORRIS

For significant service to medical research as a molecular biologist, and through pioneering development of treatments for cancer in children.  Former Conjoint Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales.

Dr Clifford Walter POLLARD

For significant service to medicine in the field of trauma care, and through contributions to health policy and reform in Queensland.  Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Queensland.

Professor John Francis SEYMOUR

For significant service to medicine in the field of haematology, through a range of senior appointments in blood and bone marrow cancer research.  Honorary Professorial Fellow, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, since 2010; Associate Professor, 2006-2010.

Dr Robyn Joyce SLOGGETT

For significant service to the arts in the field of cultural heritage management and preservation as an academic, conservator and adviser.  Director, Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, Director, Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, University of Melbourne, since 2005, since 2005,

 Dr William Hugh SMITH

For significant service to higher education as an academic and researcher in the field of military sociology, and to the community. Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, 1996-2004; Visiting Fellow, since 2004.

Associate Professor Kevin Gerard TOLHURST

For significant service to science through land and bushfire management, and to the community through providing expert advice at fire emergencies. Associate Professor, School of Ecosystem and Forest Services, The University of Melbourne, since 2011; Senior Lecturer, since 1997

Professor Fredrick Clive WRIGHT

For significant service to dentistry, particularly in the area of population oral health, as an academic, educator, administrator and research scientist. Associate Director, Centre for Research and Education on Ageing, Concord Clinical School, and Clinical Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney, since 2012; Honorary Clinical Professor, 2011; Honorary Adjunct Professor, 2006-2011; External Consultant, 1991- 1992. Professor Emeritus, Preventive and Community Dentistry, University of Melbourne, since 1997.

The late Dr Bevis Graham YAXLEY

For significant service to education in Tasmania, particularly through curriculum development, as an administrator and academic. Associate Professor, National Key Centre for Science and Mathematics Education Centre (SMEC), Curtin University, circa 2006-2014. Macquarie University, since 2011. Member of academic staff since 1970. Honorary Professor, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, since 2010.

MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION oam

Mrs Catherine Mary BIRRELL

For service to nursing, particularly to professional education, and to the community. Clinical Associate Professor, Australian Catholic University, 2006-2014. Member, Australian College of Nursing (ACN), since 2012; Member, Royal College of Nursing Australia (merged into ACN), 1990-2012. Board Member, Gordon Institute of Technical and Further Education, since 2009.

Dr John Bruce BLACKWELL

For service to medicine, to professional organisations, and to medical education.. Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Western Australia, 2006-2012; Clinical Professor, School of Surgery and the School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 2012-2014; Adjunct Professor, School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, since 2014.

Professor Niki Maree ELLIS

For service to medical research, particularly to occupational and public health. Foundation Professor and Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research, Monash University, 2010-2013; Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, since 2013.  Foundation Professor and Director, Centre for Australian Military and Veterans’ Health, University of Queensland, 2005-2008.. Visiting Research Fellow, London Southbank University, UK, 2002-2005.

Ms Julie Ann HOLSCHIER

For service to nursing, particularly lactation education. Adjunct Lecturer, Curtin University of Technology, 2005-2011.

Associate Professor Alyson Margaret KAKAKIOS

For service to medicine in the field of paediatric allergy and immunology. Associate Professor, Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Medicine, The University of Sydney.

Emeritus Professor Martin Edward WESTBROOKE

For service to ecology, and to environmental management. Federation University Australia (formerly University of Ballarat): Emeritus Professor, since 2007; Associate Professor/Professor, 1992-2007.

 

 

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