Seven UNSW academics have been given awards in this year's Australia Day honours list.
Professor Richard Henry, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Professor Michelle Haber, the Executive Director of the Children's Cancer Institute Australia have both been made Members (AM) in the General Division.
Professor Henry was honoured for service to paediatric respiratory medicine as a clinician, researcher, educator and mentor, and in serving in a range of roles with professional medical organisations.
Professor Haber was acknowledged for service to science in the field of research into childhood cancer, to scientific education, and to the community.
Five academics have been awarded Medals (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division.
Two Faculty of Business Alumni Leaders have been awarded the Order of Australia, Companion (AC) in the General Division. Secretary to the Treasury and alumnus, Dr Ken Henry, was acknowledged for service to the development and implementation of economic and taxation policy, to the finance sector through a range of banking and regulatory bodies, and to the community in the area of welfare and care of native wildlife.
Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Dr Peter Shergold, who was a lecturer in economic history at UNSW and is an Honourary Alumni Leader, was awarded his AC for service to the community as a significant leader of changes and innovation in the public sector, particularly through the development and implementation of a whole-of-government approach to policy development and program delivery.
A number of other alumni also received Australia Day honours. The full list can be found on the Alumni website
Tim Flannery, an alumnus of UNSW, has been announced as Australian of the Year. He graduated with a PhD in Zoology from the Faculty of Life Sciences in 1985.