Senior Australian of the Year UNSW Associate Professor Gordian Fulde, Head of St Vincent's Hospital emergency department, leads a list of distinguished UNSW staff and alumni recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours.
UNSW congratulates Professor Fulde and all current and former staff, alumni, administrators and supporters recognised for their outstanding contribution in a range of fields including medicine, business, engineering, visual arts and science.
UNSW community members recognised include:
Senior Australian of the Year
Associate Professor Gordian Fulde, Head of St Vincent's Hospital emergency department and a pioneer in emergency medicine, was chosen as Senior Australian of the Year from a field of 31 finalists. Read more about Professor Gordian Fulde here.
Officer (AO) in the General Division
Professor Minas Theodore Coroneo AO, Professor of Ophthalmology at the Prince of Wales Clinical School, was recognised for distinguished service to ophthalmology, to the research and development of innovative surgical technologies and devices, and to eye health in regional and Indigenous communities.
Alumnus Dr Graeme Alistair Clugston AO, who graduated from Medicine at UNSW in 1972, was recognised for distinguished service to medicine, and to the international community of Nepal, particularly to people with leprosy, and to global health and nutrition.
Member (AM) in the General Division
Mr Robin Crawford AM, Founding Board Member, Centre for Social Impact, UNSW, was recognised for significant service to the community through leadership roles with cancer support, mental health and social welfare groups.
Professor Jeffrey Flack AM, Professor of Medical Informatics at the South Western Sydney Clinical School, was recognised for significant service to medicine in the field of endocrinology as a clinician, and to diabetes research, management and education.
The Honourable Deirdre Grusovin AM, Member UNSW Council, 1995-2003, was recognised for significant service to the Parliament and the community of New South Wales, to education administration, and to social welfare.
Mr Kim Jacobs AM, Director, Shalom Institute, UNSW, 2000-2003, was recognised for significant service to business through a range of senior roles, to Australia-Israel relations, to higher education, and to the community.
Professor Hartmut Kaebernick AM, Sir James Kirby Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW from 1991-2008 and Head of the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from 2003-2008, was recognised for significant service to the manufacturing sciences through the promotion and advancement of life cycle engineering product design.
Adjunct Associate Professor Paul Mara AM, UNSW Rural Clinical School, was recognised for significant service to medicine, particularly through the recruitment and retention of medical practitioners in rural and remote areas.
Emeritus Professor Kevin McConkey AM Emeritus Professor of Psychology at UNSW, was recognised for significant service to tertiary education administration, to the field of psychology as an academic, and to professional associations.
Ms Judith Neilson AM, Benefactor, School of Built Environment, UNSW, was recognised for significant service to the arts through the museums and galleries sector, and as a benefactor of cultural and educational organisations.
Emeritus Professor John Nevile AM, Emeritus Professor of Economics and former Dean of the UNSW Business School, was recognised for significant service to tertiary education, particularly economics, as an academic and author, and to professional organisations.
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
Mrs Elizabeth McGilvray OAM, former Lecturer in translation at UNSW, was recognised for service to the community, particularly as an interpreter and translator.
Mr Michael Reid OAM, Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design (formerly College of Fine Arts) from 1996-2006, was recognised for service to the visual arts.