Honours

A significant number of our alumni have been recognised for contributions to their field and their community.

Australia Day Honours 2020

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  • Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)

    Professor Anthony Thomas AC FAA, D Sc 1986
    For eminent service to scientific education and research, particularly in the field of nuclear and particle physics, through academic leadership roles.

  • Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

    Professor Shaun Brennecke AO, B Med Sc (Hons) 1976, M B B S 1978, B A 1978
    For distinguished service to medical education and research in the fields of obstetrics and gynaecology, and to professional societies.

    Dr Donald Grant AO, Dip Env St 1984, M Env St 1986
    For distinguished service to surveying, particularly through the establishment of a combined public sector mapping agency.

    Dr Linley Martin AO, B Sc 1971, B Sc (Hons) 1972, M Sc 1976, Dip Comp 1985
    For distinguished service to education, particularly to student equity, educational standards and academic administration.

    Ms Jacqui McGill AO, D Univ 2017
    For distinguished service to the minerals and mining sector, and to gender equity and workplace diversity.

    Emeritus Professor Raymond Specht AO, B Sc 1945, B Sc (Hons) 1947, M Sc 1950, Ph D 1954, D Sc 1975
    For distinguished service to science, and to education, in the fields of botany, plant ecology and conservation.

    The Hon Amanda Vanstone AO, B A 1981, LL B 1983, D Univ 2017
    For distinguished service to the Parliament of Australia, to the people of South Australia, and to the community.

  • Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

    Dr Joan Beaumont AM, B A 1969, B A (Hons) 1970
    For significant service to education, particularly to the study of war history.

    Emeritus Professor Warren Bebbington AM
    For significant service to education, particularly to the study of music.

    Dr Robert Edgar AM, B Ec 1968, B Ec (Hons) 1969, M Ec 1972
    For significant service to the banking and finance sectors, and to medical research organisations.

    Mr Terence Evans AM, LL B 1967
    For significant service to higher education, to health organisations, and to the law.

    Emeritus Professor Jeffrey Goldsworthy AM, LL B (Hons) 1977, LL D 2002
    For significant service to education, particularly to legal history and philosophy.

    Dr Mitra Guha AM, M B B S 1979
    For significant service to medicine, and to medical education.

    Mr Duncan Marshall AM, B Arch (Hons) 1982
    For significant service to heritage conservation.

    Dr Helen McLean AM, B D S 1979, M D S 1985
    For significant service to dentistry, and to professional associations.

    Emeritus Professor Sharman Pretty AM, B Mus 1971, B Mus (Hons) 1972
    For significant service to music education, and to the performing arts.

    Dr John Russell AM, M B B S 1962
    For significant service to medicine in the field of anaesthesia, and to medical health standards.

    Emeritus Professor Roderick Wells AM, B Sc 1968, B Sc (Hons) 1969, Ph D 1975
    For significant service to education, and to the biological sciences.

  • Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

    Mr Peter Carter OAM, B A 1980, Grad Dip Ed 1988, B Ed 1991
    For service to canoeing.

    Associate Professor Jane Freemantle OAM, M Pub Hlth 1998
    For service to medical research, particularly to population health.

    Mr Mark Gilbert OAM, B E (Civil) (Hons) 1973
    For service to engineering, and to the community.

    Mr Graham Hobbs OAM, B Ec 1971, LL B 1971
    For service to youth, and to lacrosse.

    Dr David Marshall OAM, M B B S 1965
    For service to orthopaedic medicine.

    Ms Anne McEwen OAM, B A 1987
    For service to the Parliament of Australia, and to the community of South Australia.

    Associate Professor Maria Parappilly OAM, Ph D (Physics & Astro) 2006
    For service to science education, and to women.

    Ms Brenda Parker OAM, B A 1990
    For service to music.

    Dr Andrew Rollond OAM, M B B S 1964
    For service to medicine, and to local government.

    Dr Robin Uppill OAM, B Sc 1975, B Sc (Hons) 1976, Ph D 1980
    For service to orienteering.

  • Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM)

    Commander Lindsay Gordon CMDR RAN B Sc 2002, B E (Mech) 2002
    CSM for meritorious achievement as the Deputy Director Submarines - Platform

  • Australian Fire Service Medal

    Mr Samual Sanderson AFSM, B App Sc (Nat Res Mgmt) 1989

  • Past recipients

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Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

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  • Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

    Professor Garry Brown B E (Mech) (Hons) 1964
    AO for distinguished service to aerospace and mechanical engineering, to education and research, and as a mentor of young scientists.

    Professor Caroline McMillen D Univ 2019
    AO for distinguished service to medical science, and to tertiary education, to the community of South Australia, and to social equity.

  • Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

    Mr Charles Bailes LL B 1987
    AM for significant service to the law, to professional legal societies, and to the community

    Dr Neil Bryans MBA 1988 B E (Elec) (Hons) 1969
    AM for significant service to science and defence capability technology through radar and telecommunications research.

    Dr Gabrielle Cehic M B B S 1990
    AM for significant service to medicine, to nuclear oncology, and to professional medical groups.

    Dr Karen George BA 1983, BA (Hons) 1985, PhD Arts 1994
    AM for significant service to history preservation and research, and to professional associations.

    Mrs Kathryn House BA 1985, Grad Dip Ed 1986
    AM for significant service to the community through charitable initiatives.

    Ms Sara Jones BA 1979
    AM for significant service to medical education, to podiatry, and to professional groups.

    Dr Susan Neuhaus CSC M B B S 1989, PhD (Med) 2000
    AM For significant service to medicine, to community health, and to veterans and their families.

    Ms Elizabeth Perry LL B 1981
    AM for significant service to tertiary education, to business, and to the community.

    Mr Anthony Snell LL B, B Ec 1987
    AM for significant service to politics in Victoria, to the community, and to the law.

  • Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

    Mr William Hardy B Ag Sc 1972
    OAM for service to the wine industry.

    Mr Peter Johnson B App Sc (Ag) 1988, M Ag Sc 2000
    OAM for service to the Indigenous communities of the Western Desert.

    Dr Joseph Montarello M B B S 1981
    OAM for service to medicine, particularly to cardiology.

    Mrs Carolyn Moule B Sc 1964, Dip Ed 1965 (deceased)
    OAM for service to education, and to mathematics.

    Mr Barry Need B Ec 1969
    OAM for service to the Uniting Church in Australia.

    Mr Ian Orchard B E (Civil) (Hons) 1966
    OAM for service to the community.

    Mr Darryl Pope
    OAM for service to surf lifesaving, and to music education.

    Mr Bruce Raymond
    OAM for service to music, particularly to brass bands.

    Dr Kenneth Rigby PhD 1977
    OAM for service to education, and to the well-being of young people.

    Dr Ivan Simmons M B B S 1968
    OAM for service to medicine, particularly to dermatology.

  • Past recipients

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