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

  • Past recipients

    View the list of past recipients.