Chancellor awarded Queen's birthday honour

The Hon. Robert Hill

The Hon. Robert Hill
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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

University of Adelaide Chancellor, the Hon Robert Hill, has been made a Companion of the Order of Australia for his eminent service to the Parliament of Australia, particularly through the development of policy reform in the portfolios of the environment and defence, and to Australia's international relations through senior diplomatic representation to the United Nations.

Mr Hill, appointed Chancellor of the University of Adelaide in June 2010, is highly regarded for his contribution as a Member of Parliament, which included 25 years as Senator for South Australia (Liberal).

A University of Adelaide graduate in Arts and Law, Mr Hill also holds a Masters Degree in Law from University College London.

Mr Hill is internationally known for his former role as Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations and is an Adjunct Professor in Sustainability, United States Studies Centre, at the University of Sydney.

University of Adelaide Deputy Chancellor Pamela Martin, on behalf of the University of Adelaide Council, said: "We are privileged to have someone with such a stellar reputation, both within Australia and internationally, who is willing to make such a huge commitment to our University. We are delighted that his contribution to the country has been recognised with this most prestigious award."

Other Queen's Birthday Honours recipients included Professor Graeme Hugo, ARC Australian Professorial Fellow and Director of the Australian Population Migration Research Centre, who was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to population research.

Dr Cate Howell from the University's School of Population Health and Clinical Practice was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

Among the University's affiliates recognised in the Honours List were Emeritus Professor Mary Barton AO, Associate Professor Ross Haslam AO, Dr Ratomir Antic AM, Dr Alfred Martin AM, Dr James Muecke AM and Dr Alice Maclennan OAM.


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