Queen's Birthday Honours
Congratulations to the recipients of Queen's Birthday Honours in 2012. Recognised for their outstanding work in many fields, a total of 68 University of Melbourne alumni and staff (former and current) were honoured.
- Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)
- Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
- Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
- Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
- Public Service Medal (PSM)
- Australian Police Medal (APM)
- Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC)
Professor The Hon Gareth J Evans QC - LLD(2002), LLB(Hons)(1967), BA(1966)
For eminent service to international relations, particularly in the Asia Pacific Region as an adviser to governments on a range of global policy matters, to conflict prevention and resolution, and to arms control and disarmament.
Professor Ian H Frazer - MD(1988)
For eminent service to medical research, particularly through leadership roles in the discovery of the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine and its role in preventing cervical cancer, to higher education and as a supporter of charitable organisations.
The Hon Mrs Joan E Kirner - BA(1958)
For eminent service to the Parliament of Victoria and to the community through conservation initiatives, contributions to gender equality, the development of education and training programs and the pursuit of civil rights and social inclusion.
Professor Peter A Singer - MA(1969), BA(Hons)(1968)
For eminent service to philosophy and bioethics as a leader of public debate and communicator of ideas in the areas of global poverty, animal welfare and the human condition.
Professor Mary D Barton - DVSc(2006), PhD(1982)
For distinguished service to veterinary science and public health as a researcher and diagnostic microbiologist, and to education through academic and administrative roles at the University of South Australia.
Mr Robin H Chambers - LLB(Hons)(1965), BA(1964)
For distinguished service to Australia-China relations, particularly through the promotion of trade and investment relationships in the minerals and metals sector, and as an adviser on international corporation law.
Ms Mary L Crooks - MA(1978), BA(Hons)(1972)
For distinguished service to the community through contributions to public policy, particularly in the areas of social cohesion and water sustainability, and as an advocate for the advancement of women.
Dr Owen T Denmead
For distinguished service to environmental research in the fields of crop and soil sciences, physical ecology and micrometeorology, and through the development of improved agricultural practices.
Professor Geoffrey A Donnan - MD(1980), MB BS(1972)
For distinguished service to neurology as a clinician and academic leader, and through international contributions to research, particularly in the prevention and treatment of stroke.
Mr Richard Falkinger
For distinguished service to heritage architecture, particularly the restoration and conservation of ecclesiastical structures, to philanthropy, and through support for young architects.
The Hon David P Hawker - BE(Mech)(1971)
For distinguished service to the Parliament of Australia, to public administration and monetary policy reform, and to the community through local government, health and sporting organisations.
Mr Simon V McKeon - LLB(1978), BComm(1976)
For distinguished service to business and commerce through leadership and advisory roles, and to the community as a supporter of national and international charitable, educational and sporting organisations.
Professor John E Rasko - PhD(1996)
For distinguished service to biomedical research in the field of gene and cell therapy, as a clinician, author and administrator, through executive roles with professional organisations, and to philanthropy.
Mr Stephen T Sedgwick
For distinguished service to the community through leadership roles in the administration and implementation of innovative economic and social policy reform, and to public sector ethics and accountability.
Mr Brett Sheehy
For distinguished service to the performing and visual arts as a director of national festivals, to international artistic exchange, and through mentoring roles.
Mr Anthony F Shepherd - BComm(1969)
For distinguished service to business, particularly the infrastructure development sector through innovative joint venture partnerships, and to the arts and sporting organisations.
Mr Phillip H Toyne - LLB(1974)
For distinguished service to environmental law through executive and advisory roles, particularly the introduction of a National Landcare Program, to the protection and restoration of Australian landscapes, and to the Indigenous community.
Dr Stephen Baddeley - MB BS(1973)
For service to orthopaedic medicine in the Northern Territory, to international humanitarian aid, and to St John's Ambulance.
Dr Rowan Blogg
For service to veterinary science, particularly in the specialty of ophthalmology, and as an author and mentor.
Associate Professor Wilma M Beswick - MB BS(1972), MD
For service to medical education and research through training and administrative roles, to curriculum development and clinical assessment reform, and to professional associations.
Mrs Heather R Butler - BSW(1988)
For service to the community of the east coast of Tasmania, particularly through the tourism and hospitality sectors, to youth, and to the Parliament of Tasmania.
Mr Colin B Carter - BComm(1965)
For service to the Indigenous community through the development of employment and economic opportunities, as a supporter of charitable organisations, and to the sport of Australian Rules football.
Dr David Cohen - BEd(1962), GDipEd(1960), BSc(1959)
For service to progressive alternative education, curriculum development and science education, as a researcher and editor, and to the community.
Professor Christopher Christophi
For service to medicine as a clinician, to medical education as an academic and researcher, through contributions to professional organisations, and to the Greek community of Victoria.
Dr Jim Davidson - PhD(1992), BA(Hons)(1963)
For service to literature as an editor and cultural commentator, and to education as an historical researcher and biographer.
Professor Emeritus Ian S Ferguson - BForSc(1961)
For service to tertiary education through administrative and teaching roles, to forestry and land management, as a researcher and author, and to the community.
Mr David Green PSM
For service to the community through leadership roles with social justice organisations, to welfare policy reform, and to the community.
Mr Trevor J Green
For service to arts administration, particularly through the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, to Australia's symphonic sector, and as a supporter of young artists and composers.
Mr Peter J Gunn - BComm(1966)
For service to the transport industry, to the development of innovative freight logistics strategies, and as a supporter of children's health organisations.
Mr Athol Hodgson - BForSc(1957), Diploma of Forest Science (Creswick)(1950)
For service to forestry science, particularly the development of land management and bushfire risk reduction strategies, to emergency service organisations, and to the community of rural Victoria
Mr Anthony J Hyams - BComm(1971), LLB(1969)
For service to the superannuation industry through leadership and executive roles, to the financial services sector, to the Parliament of Victoria, and to the community.
Mr Gregory A Lewin - MBA(1984), BE(ChemEng)(1974)
Ffor service to the profession of chemical engineering through senior roles in the petroleum industry, to business and commerce, and to professional organisations.
Professor Joan M McMeeken - MSc(1988)
For service to tertiary education in the discipline of physiotherapy as an academic, researcher and educator, to professional organisations, and to the community.
Mr Ronald U Metcalfe - DipPubAdmin(1955), BA(1953)
For service to the community of the Australian Capital Territory region as a community radio presenter, through the promotion of military history, and as a volunteer with national cultural institutions.
Professor Jane Munro
For service to education at secondary and tertiary levels, particularly for international students, and to the community through a range of leadership and advisory roles.
Professor Emeritus Robert R Officer - BAgrSc(1962)
For service to business and education in the field of financial economic theory, as a leader of public and private sector institutions, an adviser to government and an academic administrator.
Mr John B Pickett MVO - BComm(1964)
For service to higher education in the field of economics and business, to the development of mid-career business and community leaders through the Commonwealth, Pacific Region and Latin American Study Conferences, and to human resource management.
Professor David H Plowman - MA(1975)
For service to the community through support for child migrants, as the founding Chair of Child Migrants of Malta, and to higher education.
Ms Janet F Powell - GDipEd(1970), BA(1963)
For service to the Parliament of Australia, and to the community, particularly through leadership of YWCA Victoria.
Dr Ian N Reinecke - BA(Hons)(1969)
For service to information technology, particularly through leadership in the development and implementation of uniform national health systems and as an adviser and coordinator of the technology capability of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Associate Professor Tilman A Ruff
For service to the promotion of peace as an advocate for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and to public health through the promotion of immunisation programs in the South East Asia-Pacific region.
Mr Kenneth J Ryan - BComm(1974)
For service to the community through roles with charitable organisations supporting children and youth, to tourism, and to sport
Ms Robyne Schwarz - MSW(1997), BSW(1983)
For service to the community of Victoria through leadership roles with a range of social, health and welfare organisations.
The Reverend Emeritus Professor Peter D Steele - DLitt(2007), PhD(1976), MA(1968), BA(Hons)(1965)
For service to literature and higher education as a poet, author, scholar and teacher, and to the Catholic Church.
The Honourable Haddon Storey QC - LLM(1953), LLB(Hons)(1952)
For service to the Parliament of Victoria, particularly through law reform and contributions to cultural reinvigoration, to the arts through executive roles with cultural organisations, and to education.
The Hon Judith M Troeth - BA(1961)
For service to the Parliament of Australia and to the community through contributions to public policy development and support for asylum seekers and women's rights.
The Rev Canon Dr Peter Adam
For service to theological education, and to the Anglican Church of Australia.
Ms Christine M Ash - PGDipEdAdmin(1997)
For service to education, particularly through the Victorian Association of Catholic Primary School Principals.
Mr Peter E Byrne - LLB(1965)
For service to the community of the Mildura region, to the law, and to aviation.
Dr Harry A Derham - GDipPsychMed(1971), MB BS(1960)
For service to psychiatry, particularly in the field of eating disorders.
Captain Andrew W Fysh - BE(Mech & ManufEng)(Hons)(1987)
For meritorious service in the fields of Marine Engineering and Engineering Management.
Mrs Judy Hogg - LLB(1974)
For service to the law, and through roles with cancer research organisations.
Dr Robyn M Horsley - MB BS(1978)
For service to occupational and environmental medicine, and to medical education.
Mr Michael G Kirk - BComm(1968)
For service to health service administration in Victoria, and to the community, particularly through Rotary and Operation Cleft.
Dr Jim Martin - Grad.Diploma - Ophthalmology(1956), MB BS(1951)
For service to medicine, particularly in the field of ophthalmology, and to the community.
Mr Michael Meszaros - BArch (1968)
For service to the visual arts as a sculptor.
Mr John R Millington - DDA(1968)
For service to aviculture and to the community of Nhill.
Mr Charles H Morris - BSc(1951)
For service to the Australian wine industry, and to the community of Howlong.
Mr David G Redfearn - BA(1982)
For service to conservation and the environment, to local government, and to the community.
Mrs Janet Reid - LLB(1977), BA(Hon)(1963)
For service to the law through a range of organisations, and to the community.
Professor Ruth Rentschler - BA(Hon)(1975)
For service to education, to the arts, and to the community.
Mr Alex Stoneman - BEd(1972), BA(1962)
For service to education, and to the community of the Central Goldfields region.
Dr Jim H Whittem
For service to veterinary science through a range of professional roles, and to the community.
Ms Ruth R Wisniak - BA(1961)
For service to community health, particularly in the field of psychology, to youth, and to the community.
Mr Bruce A Gardner - LLB(1980), BA(1978)
For outstanding public service to criminal law reform.
Ms Jane M Herington - BA(1979), BSW(1976)
For outstanding public service to the Victorian aged care system, improving the lives of many older Victorians, people with disabilities and vulnerable client groups.
Miss Michele A Sutherland - BSc(1981)
For outstanding public service in the area of falls prevention.
Superintendent Richard J Watkins - M.Public Policy & Manag.(CW)(2004), MA(Crim)(2000)
For significant contribution to the Victoria Police Organised Crime Strategy 2004-2009, road safety initiatives, and outstanding service to the Business Services Department through substantial improvements in operational performance analysis across Victoria Police.
Commander Letitia D Van Stralen - GDipMilLaw(2004)
For outstanding achievement as the Fleet Legal Officer.