Australia Day Honours
A significant number of our alumni have been recognised for contributions to their field and their community.
Australia Day Honours 2023
Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
Emeritus Professor Warwick Peter Anderson AM Ph D 1972, D Univ 2015
For distinguished service to health and medical research organisations, and to professional associations.
The late Dr Kenneth Ernest Collins AM M B B S 1960
For distinguished service to international humanitarian projects, and to the community of Western Australia.
The Hon. Prudence (Pru) Jane Goward B A 1974, B A (Hons) 1976
For distinguished service to the people and Parliament of New South Wales, and to women's affairs.
Emeritus Professor Jack McLean B E (Mech) 1961, M E (Mech) 1968
For distinguished service to road safety research, particularly to the causes and prevention of motor vehicle accidents.
Emeritus Professor Anne Louise Tonkin University staff member 1992-present
For distinguished service to medical professional regulation, to tertiary education, and to clinical pharmacology.
Dr Heddy Zola former University staff member 2005-2016
For distinguished service to medical research, particularly immunology and immunopathology, and to professional associations.
Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
Ms Juliet Helena Brown OAM LL B 1977
For significant service to the insurance and superannuation industries.
Dr Liz Ann Coates B D S 1971, M D S (Oral Path) 1998
For significant service to special needs dentistry, and to oral health care.
Professor Debra Claire Henly B Sc 1977
For significant service to education administration, and to science.
Dr Mark David Leedham B D S 1979, B Sc (Dent) (Hons) 1991, M D S 1994
For significant service to dental medicine, and to professional organisations.
Professor Donald (Don) John Markwell University staff member 2022-present
For significant service to education in a range of roles.
Dr Timothy William Proudman M B B S 1986, M S 1998
For significant service to plastic and reconstructive surgery, and to professional organisations.
Dr Amanda Mary Rischbieth Grad Dip Int Care Nurs 1997, M Nursing Sc 2001,
Ph D (Med) 2007
For significant service to public health administration and governance.
Dr Roger Allen Patrick Sexton M B B S 1978, Grad Cert Mgmt 2011, Grad Dip Bus Admin 2013,
M B A 2014
For significant service to medical practitioners through health initiatives, and to professional associations.
His Honour Judge Rauf Soulio LL B 1981
For significant service to multicultural affairs, to the judiciary, and to the community.
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
Mrs Gayle Linford Cowan and Mr Robert (Bob) Cowan B Sc 1960
For service to the community of Mount Gambier.
Mr John David Hodgson M Urban & Regional Planning 1977, M Env Law 1997
For service to the visual arts, particularly to photography.
Mr Jonathon Nigel Leek current University student
For service to the law.
Dr Sharon Lorraine Mascall-Dare Grad Cert Counselling & Psychotherapy 2018
For service to media as a journalist.
Ms Keryl Margaret Moir B A 1975
For service to local government, and to the community of Darwin.
Emerita Professor Ngaire May Naffine LL B 1976, Ph D (Law) 1984
For service to the law, and to the legal profession.
Dr Joy Ann O'Hazy M B B S 1981
For service to the community, and to medicine.
Ms Robyn Joy Pearson-Robertson M B A 1996
For service to business.
Mr James Robert Porter LL B 1973, B Ec 1979
For service to the Parliament of Australia.
Mr Rodney Leon Smith University staff member 2002-present
For service to music education.
Public Service Medal (PSM)
Ms Andrea Marie Faulkner B Mus 1987, B A 1988, B A (Hons) 1989, Grad Dip Ed 1990
For outstanding public service in leading Australia's Embassy in Myanmar and commitment to advancing Australia's interests.
Australian Police Medal (APM)
Senior Sergeant Kylie-Marie England B A 1991
Ambulance Service Medal (ASM)
Mr Robert George Tolson Prof Cert Mgmt 2003