Queen's Birthday honours awarded for outstanding contributions

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The University of Adelaide's Deputy Chancellor and a long-serving economics professor have been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday honours.

Professor Kym Anderson has been awarded an AC (Companion of the Order of Australia) for eminent service to higher education as a leading academic and researcher, particularly in the field of agricultural economics, to the study of international trade and poverty reduction in developing countries, and to the viticulture industry.

Professor Anderson first joined the University in 1984 and has been George Gollin Professor of Economics since 1991.  He is Foundation Executive Director of the University's Wine Economics Research Centre, and was Foundation Executive Director, Centre for International Economic Studies from 1989-2004.  He is widely considered to be among the most influential wine economists in Australia today.

Ms Dianne Davidson has been awarded an AM (Member of the Order of Australia) for her significant service to the wine making industry, to horticultural management science, and to higher education administration.

Ms Davidson, an agricultural science graduate of the University, has been Deputy Chancellor since 2013.  An experienced viticulturalist, Ms Davidson has worked in the Australian wine industry since 1975 and has wide experience in international wine grape production regions.  She has also worked extensively throughout the Murray Darling Basin for decades, with a strong background in natural resources managment, particularly water and irrigated agriculture.


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