An eminent group of UNSW researchers, alumni and supporters has been recognised in this year's Australia Day honours, including Scientia Professor Phil Mitchell and Associate Professor Denis King for their services to medicine.
Professor Mitchell, the Head of the School of Psychiatry, was made Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia and Associate Professor King, from the St George Clinical School, was awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia.
Professor Mitchell, a consultant psychiatrist at the Black Dog Institute, was honoured for service to medical education - as an academic, researcher and practitioner.
Associate Professor King, who is based at St George Hospital, was honoured for service to medicine, particularly in the field of colorectal surgery, to medical education and to professional organisations.
Dozens of UNSW alumni and supporters were also recognised, including Mr Steven Lowy (AM), for service to business and philanthropic support for the arts and medical research; Dr Robert Maple-Brown (AO), for service to the community through leadership in charitable organisations and through philanthropy; and Mr Neil Balnaves (AO) for service to business and community through philanthropic support for the arts, education, medical research and Indigenous programs.
For the full list go to the UNSW Foundation website.