Honours

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

Australia Day Honours 2018

  • Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)

    Professor Rhys Jones AC – B Sc 19696; B Sc (Hons) 1970; Ph D 1974
    AC for eminent service to mechanical and aerospace engineering, and to education as an academic, researcher and author, particularly in the area of aircraft structural mechanics, corrosion repair and airworthiness.

    Mr Trevor McDougall AC – B E (Mech) (Hons)
    AC for eminent service to science, and to education, particularly in the area of ocean thermodynamics, as an academic, and researcher, to furthering the understanding of climate science, and as a mentor of young scientists.

  • Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

    Professor David Coventry AO
    AO for distinguished service to primary industry, particularly to sustainable agricultural production, as an academic and researcher, and through the facilitation of training programs and scholarships in developing countries.

    Ms Christine Ronalds AO SC – Prof Cert Arbitration
    AO SC for distinguished service to the law and the legal profession particularly in supporting, mentoring and developing the careers of Indigenous lawyers and law students.

    Professor John Turnidge AO
    AO for distinguished service to medicine as an infectious disease physician and microbiologist, particularly to the advancement of health policy in the area of antimicrobial resistance, and to professional medical organisations.

  • Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

    Mr George Allingame AM – B App Sc 1969
    AM for significant service to the building and construction industry in Western Australia, to occupational safety and health standards, and to professional associations.

    Adjunct Professor Christopher Eckermann AM – B A 1973
    AM for significant service to the telecommunications industry through roles in broadband infrastructure and network development, and to the energy supply sector.

    Professor Charlotte de Crespigny AM
    AM for significant service to nursing, and to nurse education, particularly in the field of drug and alcohol care, and to Indigenous health projects.

    Professor Sharad Kumar AM – Ph D (Ag Sc) 1984
    AM significant service to nursing, and to nurse education, particularly in the field of drug and alcohol care, and to Indigenous health projects.

    Dr John O'Donnell AM – M B B S 1979
    AM for significant service to health administration through the leadership and development of research institutes and public and private hospitals.

    Dr Jennifer Rosevear AM – B Mus 1976; B Mus (Hons) 1977; Dip Ed 1979; Grad Dip Teach (Jazz Ed) 1983; PhD Music2008
    AM for significant service to music education in South Australia, particularly through curriculum development at the tertiary and secondary levels.

    Mr Brian Spencer AM – B Sc 1969; Dip Comp Sc 1970
    AM for significant service to the community through the St Vincent de Paul Society in South Australia, and to business.

    Professor Grant Townsend AM – B D S 1973; B Sc (Dent) (Hons) 1974; Ph D 1977; D D Sc 1995
    AM for significant service to dentistry in the field of craniofacial biology, and to dental education through research, teaching and mentoring roles.

    Mr Kelvin Trimper AM – B Sc 1975; Grad Dip Teach 1976
    AM for significant service to horticulture and the promotion of gardening, to urban development, and to the community of Salisbury.

    Professor Robert Vink AM – D Sc 2012
    AM for significant service to medicine, particularly in the field of neurotrauma, as a researcher, author, educator and advocate, and to the community.

  • Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

    Mr Colin Campbell OAM – R D Oen 1968
    OAM for service to the winemaking industry.

    Dr Richard Cockington OAM – M B B S 1967
    OAM for service to medicine as a paediatrician.

    Ms Barbara Deed OAM – M B A 1996
    OAM for service to the community of South Australia.

    Mr Ian Fraser OAM – B Sc 1973; B Sc (Hons) 1975
    OAM for service to conservation and the environment.

    Dr Andrew Luck OAM – M B B S 1989; M D 1999
    OAM for service to medicine in the field of colorectal surgery.

    Dr Julie Monis-Ivett OAM – B D S 1976
    OAM for service to the international community through health support programs.

    Mr Victor Patrick OAM – R D A 1963
    OAM for service to the wine industry in South Australia.

    Mr Rhys Roberts OAM – B E (Civil) 1971
    OAM for service to the community through a range of roles.

    Ms Beth Serle OAM – B Sc 1958
    OAM for service to basketball.

  • Australian Police Medal (APM)

    Dr Keryl Howie APM – B A 2002; B A (Hons) 2004; Ph D (Human Soc) 2016
    APM - Australian Police Medal

  • Past recipients

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Queen's Birthday Honours 2017

  • Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)

    Mr Peter GAGO, AC – B App Sc (Oen) 1990
    AC for eminent service to the Australian wine industry as an internationally acclaimed winemaker, to the global promotion of excellence in oenology, marketing and research, as a mentor, and to the community of South Australia.

    Professor Peter Malcolm COLMAN, AC - B Sc 1965, B Sc (Hons) 1966, Ph D 1970, D Univ 2010
    AC for eminent service to medical research, particularly in the fields of structural biology and medicinal chemistry, as a leader in the commercial translation of scientific discoveries, to professional organisations, and as a mentor of young scientists.

  • Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

    Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Bruce FINCHER, AO
    AO for distinguished service to science, and to education, in the area of plant genomics, as an academic, researcher and administrator, through scientific advisory roles, and to international professional societies.

    Mr Andrew Vernon FLETCHER, AO – B E (Civil) 1971
    AO for distinguished service to business, particularly to the development of defence related industries in South Australia, through senior roles with maritime facility and major infrastructure projects, and to engineering.

    Mrs Sheila Mary KAVANAGH, AO
    AO for distinguished service to nursing, particularly in the field of burns treatment, as a clinician, researcher and educator.

    Professor Angel Francisco LOPEZ, AO
    AO for distinguished service to medical and scientific research in the areas of immunology and cell biology, and through innovative developments in cancer treatment, particularly acute myeloid leukaemia.

    Dr Brian Gordon RICHARDS, AO – B E (Hons) 1956, D E 1991
    AO for distinguished service to geotechnical engineering and soil science, particularly through research and development of measuring and understanding soil suction and its effect on soil strength.

  • Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

    Dr Christopher John ACOTT , AM – MBBS 1971
    AM for significant service to medicine as an anaesthetist, to difficult airway management, to diver safety, and to the community.

    Mr Michael Joseph DOWLING, AM – B Sc 1980, B Sc (Hons) 1981
    AM for significant service to the community of Geelong through leadership with a range of social welfare, business and education organisations.

    Dr Anthony William LAKE, AM – BDS 1970
    AM for significant service to legal dentistry, particularly to forensic odontology, to disaster victim identification, and to professional dental standards.

    Associate Professor Alaric Mervyn MAUDE, AM
    AM for significant service to education in the field of geography as an academic, researcher, author, and mentor.

    Professor Robert Bryce SAINT, AM – B Sc 1974, B Sc (Hons) 1975, Ph D 1979
    AM for significant service to tertiary education as an academic, administrator and researcher, and to the biomedical and molecular sciences.

    Mr Ian Alexander SCOBIE, AM – BA 1979
    AM for significant service to the performing arts through the production, management and promotion of festivals, theatre and performance events.

    Emeritus Professor Robert Alan VINCENT, AM
    AM for significant service to science, and to education, particularly in the field of solar-terrestrial physics, as an academic and researcher.

    Air Commodore Michael John BURNETT, AM – Prof Cert Arbitration 2005
    AM (Military) for exceptional service as a legal officer and as the Deputy Judge Advocate General - Air Force.

  • Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

    Dr Robert James CRAIG, OAM – MBBS 1959
    OAM for service to medicine as a cardiologist.

    Dr Bernard Michael DOUBE, OAM – B Sc 1967, B Sc (Hons) 1968, Ph D (Ag Sc) 1974
    OAM for service to science as a researcher.

    Mr Robert Joseph GESCHEIT, OAM – Prof Cert Arbitration 2010
    OAM for service to the community of Eastern Sydney.

    Mr Noel Rex HENDER, OAM – B A 1966
    OAM for service to the community of South Australia.

    Dr Garrett Francis HUNTER, OAM – MBBS 1970
    OAM for service to medicine, and to the community of the Northern Territory.

    Mr Aivars LIDUMS, OAM – B Tech 1963
    OAM for service to chess, and to support for young players.

    Mr Peter Ashley MAGAREY, OAM – B Ag Sc 1975, B Ag Sc (Hons) 1976
    OAM for service to the community of Loxton, and to plant pathology.

    Emeritus Professor John Ernest MARLEY, OAM – M D 1992
    OAM for service to medical education.

    Mr Kelvyn John PRESCOTT, OAM – LL B 1976
    OAM for service to target shooting, and to the law.

    Major Paul Anthony ROSENZWEIG (Retd), OAM – B Sc 1981, B Sc (Hons) 1982
    OAM for service to military history preservation.

    Ms Margaret Alison STEFFENS, OAM – B Sc (Dent) (Hons) 2014
    OAM for service to community health through outreach dental programs.

    Dr Peter Darcy SUTHERLAND, OAM – MBBS 1976
    OAM for service to medicine as a urologist.

    Mrs Margaret Ann WILKSCH, OAM – Dip Soc Sc 1956
    OAM for service to conservation and the environment.

    Dr Donald Stuart WORLEY, OAM – B D S 1956
    OAM for service to sport for the disabled as a documentary film-maker.

  • Past recipients

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