UNSW’s Queen’s Birthday honours

A critical care researcher, an award-winning architect, a pancreatic cancer specialist and a financial markets and fraud expert are among UNSW academics and alumni recognised in this year’s Queen's Birthday honours.

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A critical care researcher, an award-winning architect, a pancreatic cancer specialist and a financial markets and fraud expert are among UNSW staff and alumni recognised in this year’s Queen's Birthday honours.

UNSW congratulates all its staff, alumni, advisers and supporters who have been honoured. Among the recipients are:

Professor John Myburgh, Professor of Critical Care in the Faculty of Medicine, was appointed an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to medicine as an intensive and critical care practitioner, educator and researcher, and as an international innovator in patient management. Professor Myburgh is also Director of the Division of Critical Care and Trauma at the George Institute for International Health and senior intensive care physician at the St George Hospital, Sydney.

Appointed Members of the Order of Australia (AM):

Professor Alec Tzannes, Dean of UNSW’s Faculty of Built Environment and a multi-award winning architect, was recognised for significant service to architecture, as a practitioner and educator, and through professional organisations.

Associate Professor Michael Johnson from the School of Social Sciences and International Studies was recognised for significant service to the blind and those with low vision, to education, and to the community.

Professor Michael Aitkin from the Australian School of Business was recognised for significant service to the business and finance sector, particularly to market surveillance and fraud detection technologies, and to education.

UNSW Medicine alumnus Professor James Isbister was recognised for significant service to medicine in the fields of haematology and transfusion medicine, and to professional organisations. 

Awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia:

Professor Minoti Vivek Apte, Director, Pancreatic Research Group, South Western Sydney Clinical School, was recognised for service to medicine, to tertiary education, and to the Indian community of Sydney.

Professor Geoffrey Driscoll, Conjoint Professor of Reproductive Medicine, was recognised for service to medicine, particularly assisted fertility services, and to the community.

Media contact: Leilah Schubert, UNSW Media Office, 9385 8107

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