Honours

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

Australia Day Honours 2021

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  • Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

    Mr Kenneth Craig Allen B Ec, 1961, B Ec (Hons) 1962    
    For distinguished service to international relations, particularly through global information sharing networks for expatriate Australian professionals
        
    Dr Kenneth Duncan Fitch M B B S 1955
    For distinguished service to sports medicine at the national and international level through a range of roles, and to medical education
                    
    The Honourable Jay Wilson Weatherill B Ec 1987, LL B 1987        
    For distinguished service to the people and Parliament of South Australia, particularly as Premier, and to early childhood and tertiary education

  • Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

    Professor Michael Graham Chapman M B B S 1973
    For significant service to medical education, and to obstetrics and gynaecology
                    
    Dr Paul Stanley Craft M B B S 1979
    For significant service to medicine, to oncology, and to professional organisations
                    
    Professor John Lionel Crompton RFD M B B S 1971    
    For significant service to ophthalmology, and to the community of the Asia-Pacific region

    Dr Susan Joan Gaffney B D S 1970
    For significant service to dental professional organisations, and to education
                
    Associate Professor Michael Gordon Penniment M B B S 1986, M B A 2006    
    For significant service to medicine, and to radiation oncology
        
    Dr Patrick John Phillips M B B S 1969    
    For significant service to medicine, and to diabetes organisations
                
    Emeritus Professor Wilfrid Robert Prest Former Staff        
    For significant service to tertiary education, and to the law and legal history
                
    Emeritus Professor Peter John Roberts-Thomson M B B S 1971, M D 1988
    For significant service to medical education, and to immunology
            
    Emeritus Professor Wayne John Sampson B D S 1972, B Sc (Dent) (Hons) 1974, M D S 1976
    For significant service to dental education in the field of orthodontics

    Dr Roy Frederick Rhod Scragg OBE M B B S 1946, M D 1955, D Univ 2014
    For significant service to medicine, to epidemiology, and to professional medical associations

    The Honourable Trish Lynne White D Uni 2019    
    For significant service to engineering, and to the people and Parliament of South Australia

  • Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

    Mr Ralph Haldane Abbot B Sc 1965
    For service to the environment through weed eradication programs
                
    Mr Timothy Daniel Bourne LL B 1979        
    For service to the administration of justice, and to the law
            
    Mr David Coluccio B A 1997, M A (Int St) 2006, M B A 2013
    For service to people living with Cystic Fibrosis, and to the community

    Ms Wendy Gaborit Prof Cert Mgt 2003
    For service to the community of the Murray Bridge region
                
    Mrs Christine Joan Halbert B Mus 1977    
    For service to the history of Australian rules football, and to music
                
    Dr David Wyndham Hamilton M B B S 1959
    For service to medicine, and to professional associations
                
    Dr John Garth Willoughby M B B S 1973    
    For service to ophthalmology, and to sailing

  • Ambulance Service Medal (ASM)

    Mr David William Place Grad Cert Mgt 1998, M B A 2001        
    For significant service to the South Australian Ambulance Service

  • Public Service Medal (PSM)

    Ms Sarah Moore B Sc (Hons) 1993
    For outstanding public service to cancer pathology science in South Australia
                    
    Dr Duncan Alexander Taylor Grad Cert Biostatistics 2011, Grad Dip Biostatistics 2011
    For outstanding public service to forensic DNA statistics in South Australia

  • Past recipients

    View the list of past recipients.

Queen's Birthday Honours 2021

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  • Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)

    Ms Frances Adamson AC B Ec 1985
    AC for eminent service to public administration through the advancement of Australia's diplomatic, trade and cultural interests, particularly with the People's Republic of China and the Indo-Pacific region, to innovative foreign policy development and high-level program delivery, and as the 36th Governor appointed in South Australia.

  • Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

    Emeritus Professor Peter Bartold AO AM B D S 1979, B Sc (Dent) (Hons) 1980, Ph D (Dent) 1983, D D Sc 1997
    AO for distinguished service to dentistry, to periodontal research and education, and to professional dental organisations.

    Professor Toby Coates AO M B B S 1989, Ph D (Med) 2001
    AO for distinguished service to renal medicine, to professional medical organisations, and to tertiary education.

    Emeritus Professor Donald Howie AO Ph D (Med) 1988
    AO for distinguished service to medicine in the field of orthopaedics, and to professional medical organisations.

    Professor Stephen Wilton AO B Sc 1978, B Sc (Hons) 1979, PhD (Sc) 1984
    AO for distinguished service to medical research, to neurological science, and to the treatment of Muscular Dystrophy.

  • Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

    Dr Richard Abbott AM M B B S 1972
    AM for significant service to medicine, and to leukaemia research.  For significant service to medicine, and to leukaemia research. Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship Fund Chairman, 1990-2010. Committee Member, 1987-1990.

    Professor James Barber AM PhD (Arts) 1986
    AM for significant service to tertiary education administration, and to youth.

    Emerita Professor Peggy Brock AM B A 1969, B A (Hons) 1970, Dip Ed 1971, PhD (Arts 1992
    AM for significant service to tertiary education, and to Indigenous history.

    Mr Colin Cornish AM B Mus (Perf) 1988, M App Innov & Entrepreneurship 2017
    AM for significant service to the performing arts, to music, and to youth.

    Mr John Crosby AM R D A 1971
    AM for significant service to agribusiness, and to the farming sector.

    Mr Brian Gilbertson AM LL B 1978
    AM for significant service to festivals and events in South Australia, to opera, and to voice education.

    Dr Peter Gilchrist AM M B B S 1974, Dip Psych 1983
    AM for significant service to psychiatry, particularly to people with weight disorders.

    Professor Nigel Jones AM M B B S 1981, B Med Sc (Hons) 1988
    AM for significant service to neurosurgical medicine, and to medical societies.

    Mr Geoffrey Knight AM Ph D (Dent) 2008
    AM for significant service to professional dental associations, and to the community.

    Reverend John Maddern AM B A 1968
    AM for significant service to the Uniting Church in Australia, and to the community.

    Mrs Lolita Mohyla AM B Arch 1983, M Arch 1994
    AM for significant service to architecture, and to construction law.

    Mr Danny Murphy AM B Ec 1978
    AM for significant service to urban development, and to the community.

    Mr Martin Nussio AM MBA 2005
    AM for exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force in capability acquisition and sustainment.

    Dr Geoffrey Thompson AM M B B S 1969
    AM for significant service to sports medicine, and to Paralympic athletes.

    Dr Neil Turner AM Ph D (Ag Sc) 1968
    AM for significant service to agricultural and environmental science, and to education.

  • Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

    Mr James Bradley OAM B A 1989, B A (Hons) 1990, LL B 1991
    OAM for service to literature as a writer.

    Dr Rosemary Brooks OAM B A 1967, B A (Hons) 1968, Grad Dip (Sec) 1981, LL B 2005
    OAM for service to tertiary education.

    Mr Greg Bruce OAM B App Sc (Nat Res Mgmt) 1994
    OAM for service to local government, and to the community of Townsville.

    Mr Donald Burge OAM Dip Pharm 1961
    OAM for service to the community through a range of roles.

    Mr Neville Gilbertson OAM R D A 1959
    OAM for service to the community of Mount Gambier.

    Mr Peter Gordon OAM B A (Hons) 1970
    OAM for service to disaster recovery as a psychologist.

    Mr Oscar Joppich OAM Dip Arts & Ed 1954
    OAM for service to the Lutheran church, and to the community.

    Dr John Langrehr OAM B Sc 1960, Dip Sec Ed 1965
    OAM for service to tertiary education.

    Mr Frederick Miegel OAM Grad Dip Nurs Sc (Onc) 2004
    OAM for service to nursing.

    Professor Kaye Roberts-Thomson OAM M Pub Hlth 1999
    OAM for service to dentistry, and to the community.

    Dr Michael Schultz OAM M B B S 1987
    OAM for service to medicine as a surgeon.

    Mrs Jill Swann OAM M A (St Art Hist) 2002
    OAM for service to the galleries sector.

    Mr Michael Sweeney OAM Prof Cert Arbitration 2003
    OAM for service to the community, and to the law.

    Ms Belinda Tallis OAM LL B 1983, B Ec 1984
    OAM for service to the community through the not-for-profit sector.

    Miss Hannah Wandel OAM B Media 2010, LL B 2012
    OAM for service to women's affairs, and the community.

    Mr Geoffrey Wark OAM B A (Jur) 1993, LL B 1995
    OAM for service to Morris dancing.

    Dr Richard Willing OAM M B B S 1954
    OAM for service to conservation and the environment.

  • Public Service Medal (PSM)

    Dr Christine Selvey PSM B Sc (Ma Sc) 1982, M B B S 1985
    PSM for outstanding public service to infectious disease reporting and public health in New South Wales.

    Professor Nicola Spurrier PSM M B B S 1990, PhD (Med) 1999
    PSM for outstanding public service to community health in South Australia.

  • Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM)

    Mr Peter Chapman CSM B Com (Acc) 2006, M Com (Perf Mgmt) 2007
    CSM for meritorious achievement in the field of Maritime Logistics Officer Workgroup Management.

  • Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC)

    Mr Aaron Hardman CSC B E (Elec & Electronic-Avionics) 2014
    CSC for outstanding achievement in aerospace engineering, project management, and electronic warfare capability development for the Australian Defence Force.

  • Past recipients

    View the list of past recipients.

Knighthoods

The following Adelaide alumni have gone on to receive knighthoods. It's highly likely there are others who've escaped our records:

  • Sir Edward Byrne
  • Sir Lynton Crosby
  • Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Sir Robert Elliott
  • Sir Edward Holden
  • Sir Herbert Parsons
  • Sir Howard Florey
  • Sir Thomas Mellis Napier
  • Sir George Ligertwood
  • Sir William Henry Bragg
  • Sir William Lawrence Bragg
  • Sir Douglas Mawson
  • Sir Dennis Paterson