King's Birthday Honours
A significant number of our alumni have been recognised for contributions to their field and their community through the King's Birthday Honours, formerly known as the Queen's Birthday Honours.
King's Birthday Honours 2023
Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
Associate Professor Robert Ali
MBBS 1982, Grad Dip Pub Hlth 1997, current University staff member and former titleholder
For distinguished service to medical and health research, particularly drug and alcohol dependence, and to education and training.
Ms Moya Dodd
LL B (Hons) 1988, D Univ 2021
For distinguished service to football as a player and administrator at the national and international level, as a role model to women, and to the law.
Professor Michael Horowitz
MBBS 1977, Ph D 1984, D Sc 2021, and current University staff member
For distinguished service to endocrinology, particularly diabetes, as a researcher, educator and clinician.
Professor Brendon Kearney AM
For distinguished service to medicine in the fields of health technology assessment and health outcomes research.
Associate Professor Sharon Liberali
BDS 1987, Grad Dip Clin Dent 1992, D Clin Dent (Res) 2009, current University staff member and former titleholder
For distinguished service to special needs dentistry, to infection control practice enhancement, to tertiary education, and to professional organisations.
Professor Ruth Marshall
current University titleholder
For distinguished service to rehabilitation medicine, particularly to people living with spinal cord injury or disorder, as a leader, mentor and clinician.
Ms Cheryl Vardon
For distinguished service to public administration, particularly education and health, and for the protection of children and young people.
Mr Jim Whalley
For distinguished service to business, particularly the defence capability industry, to the public sector, to aviation history, and to the community.
Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
Dr Karin Alexander
For significant service to dentistry, and to professional bodies.
Emeritus Professor Philip Boyce
Dip Psych 1982
For significant service to psychiatric research and education.
Dr Caroline (Jane) Elliott
MBBS 1979, former University staff member and current titleholder
For significant service to medicine, and to women's health.
Ms Michaela Healey
For significant service to social enterprise and to not-for-profit organisations.
Dr Michael Jay
For significant service to otolaryngology, to head and neck surgery, and to professional bodies.
Emeritus Professor Peter Langridge
D Sc 2021, former University staff member and current titleholder
For significant service to science in the field of plant genomics and agriculture.
Ms Mary Marsland PSM
B Arch 1972
For significant service to architecture in a range of roles.
Professor Jennifer McKay
For significant service to the law, and to the legal profession.
Dr Paul Sambrook
BDS 1985, MDS 1990, MBBS 1993 and current University staff member
For significant service to dentistry as a clinician and academic.
Distinguished Professor Justine Smith
BA 1989, MBBS 1989
For significant service to ophthalmology, particularly research and education.
Dr Philip Tideman
For significant service to rural and remote medicine.
Mr George Torbay
current University staff member
For significant service to the performing arts through music in a range of roles.
Ms Merilyn (Merry) Wickes
BA 1973, BA (Hons) 1975
For significant service to the community through a range of roles and organisations.
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
Mr Damiano Antenucci
Grad Dip Ed 1992
For service to secondary education through a range of roles.
Mr Craig Caldicott
For service to surf lifesaving, and to the law.
Ms Vanya Cullen
Grad Dip Wine 1987
For service to viticulture and oenology.
Mr John Ellis
RDA 1970, RD Oen 1972
For service to the oenology industry.
Mr Wayne Henson
B Ec 1989
For service to horse racing, and to Australian rules football.
Mr Bruce Ind
B Sc 1975, Grad Dip Teach 1976
For service to the community through a range of roles.
Mr Brian (John) Minney
B Tech 1968
For service to local government, and to the community.
Mr Jeffrey (Jeff) Newman
For service to philately.
Mr Kenneth (Ken) Pocock
B App Sc 1965
For service to oenology.
Dr Gerard Quigley
For service to medicine.
Ms Carla Stacey
For service to the community of Marrickville.
Ms Jennifer (Jenny) Weaver
BA 1972, Dip Ed 1975
For service to women through a range of organisations.
Ms Jillian (Jill) Whittaker
BA 1973, Dip Ed 1974
For significant service to local government, and to the community.
Public Service Medal (PSM)
Ms Elspeth Kay
B Sc 1997
For outstanding public service in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Kathleen (Kathy) Ophel-Keller
Ph D (Ag Sc) 1989 and current University titleholder
For outstanding public service to the agricultural industry through research and innovative leadership.
Ambulance Service Medal (ASM)
Ms Thamsin Dunn
M Clin Nursing 2022