Medical researchers and practitioners, philanthropists and a former librarian are among the UNSW community recognised in this year’s Queen's Birthday honours.
UNSW congratulates all its staff, alumni, advisers and supporters who have been honoured.
Those appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) include:
Michael Crouch AO, chair of Midgeon Holdings and whose donation made UNSW’s Michael Crouch Innovation Centre possible, for his eminent service to the community through philanthropic contributions to youth, cultural, medical research and health care organisations, to business in the areas of manufacturing and international trade, and as a supporter of innovation and higher education.
Those appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) include:
Richard Alcock, Director of UNSW Foundation, for distinguished service to the community, particularly through health management roles, and to the law, corporate governance, and higher education organisations.
Gordian Fulde, UNSW Associate Professor of emergency medicine, for distinguished service to emergency medicine as a clinician and administrator, to medical education, and to the community as an advocate for a range of public health issues.
Dr Caroline Homer, Conjoint Senior Lecturer UNSW School of Women's & Children's Health, for distinguished service to medicine in the field of midwifery as a clinician, researcher, author and educator, through the development of worldwide education standards, and to professional organisations.
Professor Stephen MacMahon and Professor Robyn Norton, UNSW Medicine and the George Institute for Global Health, for distinguished service to medical research at a national and international level, through advancements in the treatment of hypertension, stroke and diabetes, and to improving health outcomes for disadvantaged populations.
Roger Simnett, Scientia Professor UNSW Business, for distinguished service to the accountancy profession, to business education, to the development of national and international auditing and assurance standards, to accounting organisations, and to research.
Professor Jeremy Wilson, Clinical Associate Dean, South Western Sydney Clinical School, for distinguished service to medicine as a pancreatologist, to medical administration and clinical governance, to education as an academic, researcher and mentor, and to professional associations.
Those appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) include:
Ann Bye, Conjoint Associate Professor in the Discipline of Paediatrics in the School of Women’s & Children’s Health, for significant service to medicine in the field of paediatric neurology as a clinician, academic and mentor.
Professor Graeme Morgan, UNSW Medicine Honorary Visiting Professor, for significant service to medicine as a clinical geneticist and paediatrician, to medical education, and to professional organisations.
Dr Sara Graham, Social Policy Research Centre, for significant service to community health through research and development of social policies to address disadvantage and inequity.
Professor Stephen Joseph, Visiting Professor UNSW School of Material Science and Engineering, for significant service to science through research and developments in biochar engineering and renewable energy, and to the community.
Professor Peter MacDonald, Conjoint Professor UNSW Medicine, for significant service to medicine in the field of heart transplantation and cardiovascular research, and to medical education.
Professor Graeme Morgan, Honorary Professor, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, for significant service to medicine as a clinical geneticist and paediatrician, to medical education, and to professional organisations.
Dr Geoffrey Newcombe, Visiting Fellow, School of Education, for significant service to secondary education, particularly to the independent schools sector, and to educational organisations.
Dene Olding, Australia Ensemble at NSW, for significant service to the performing arts, notably to symphony orchestras, as a concertmaster, musician and artistic director.
Andrew Wells, former University Librarian, for significant service to academic librarianship, to the development of innovative information delivery technologies, and to professional councils.
Those awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) include:
Bonney Djuric, adjunct lecturer UNSW Art & Design, for service to heritage preservation, and to the community of Parramatta.
Associate Professor Martin Jude, Conjoint Associate Professor, Rural Clinical School, for service to medicine as a neurologist.
In the Military division, Major Stephen Chiesa was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM) for meritorious devotion to duty in managing and undertaking representative duties on behalf of the Australian Defence Force and improving the delivery and output of training for the University of NSW Regiment.