A distinguished group of UNSW researchers from engineering, medicine, law and defence has been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours.
The University congratulates the recipients, who also include administrators, former staff and alumni.
Appointed an Officer in the general division (AO) are:
Professor Bob Clark, Chair of Energy, Strategy and Policy, Faculty of Engineering – For distinguished service to science and technology through leadership and governance of the scientific community of the Australian Defence Force and through contributions to quantum computing and nanotechnology.
Conjoint Professor Sally Redman, School of Public Health and Community Medicine – For distinguished service to public health through leadership in the care of women with breast cancer, contributions to research and higher education and the promotion of relationships between researchers, policy makers and practitioners.
Appointed an Officer in the military division (AO) (Royal Australian Navy) is:
Rear Admiral James Goldrick, Adjunct Professor at UNSW (ADFA) – For distinguished service as Commander, Border Protection Command, Commander, Joint Education and Training, and Commandant of the Australian Defence Force Academy, and for outstanding scholarship in the study of Australian naval history.
Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) are:
Professor Anne Simmons, Head of School, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering – For significant service to biomedical engineering, as an academic and administrator.
Emeritus Professor Paul Redmond, Former Dean of the Faculty of Law (1996 – 2002) and current chair of the board of directors of the Diplomacy Training Program – For significant service to the law through contributions to legal education and professional bodies.
Conjoint Associate Professor Jonathan Phillips, Forensic Mental Health Masters Program, School of Psychiatry – For significant service to mental health as a forensic psychiatrist, particularly through contributions to professional organisations.
Emeritus Professor Gordon Barclay, former head of the General and Inorganic Chemistry Department – For significant service to tertiary education in New South Wales, particularly in the field of chemistry.
Kerrie Eyers, Volunteer Publications Consultant, Black Dog Institute and Coordinator of the Mood Disorders Unit, Prince Henry Hospital (now the Black Dog Institute) – For significant service to psychology, particularly through mental health program administration.
Receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia in the general division (OAM) are:
Dr Allan Beavis, Master, New College (1995-2002); Board Member, (1982-1995) – For service to music and to education
Catherine Howells, Lecturer, Lower Extremity Prosthetics Course, UNSW – For service to physiotherapy, and to people with a disability
Dr Anthony Wilson, Conjoint Lecturer UNSW – For service to medicine and to the community of Tumut.
Media contact: Susi Hamilton, UNSW media, 9385 8107 or 0422 934 024