Queen's Birthday Honours

Queen's Birthday Honours

Congratulations to the recipients of Queen's Birthday Honours in 2014. Recognised for their outstanding work in many fields, a total of 113 University of Melbourne alumni and staff (former and current) were honoured.


Companion of the Order of Australia

Mr Leslie A Carlyon AC - BCom(1967)

For eminent service to literature through the promotion of the national identity as an author, editor and journalist, to the understanding and appreciation of Australia's war history, and to the horseracing industry.

Professor Richard A Gibbs AC - Ph.D.- Science(1986), BSc (Hons)(1978), BSc(1977)

For eminent service to science and academic medicine as a leading researcher, author and scholar, particularly in the field of genetics and human genome sequencing, and as a mentor of emerging scientists.

Sir Marc Feldmann AC - Bachelor of Medical Science(1972), PhD(1972), MB BS(1967)

For eminent service to medicine and to public health as an acclaimed researcher in the field of chronic immune disease, and through the development of innovative treatment therapies.

The Hon Dr Barry O Jones AC - LLD(2002), MA(1968), LLB(1966)

For eminent service to the community as a leading intellectual in Australian public life, through contributions to scientific, heritage, musical, medical, political and public health organisations, and to the Australian Parliament.

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Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

Dr Daniel T Norton AO - BAgr(Hons)(1974)

For distinguished service to business and finance, particularly in the area of infrastructure development, to the energy sector, and to medical research.

Dr Ian F Allison AO AAM - Ph.D.- Science(1987), MSc(1970), BSc (Hons)(1966)

For distinguished service to the environment as a glaciologist, to furthering international understanding of the science of the Antarctic region, and to climate research.

Dr Stewart F Routledge AO - BVSc(1973)

For distinguished service to veterinary science, particularly the provision of technical assistance in developing countries, and to business through promoting Australian interests internationally.

Dr Zygmunt E Switkowski AO - Ph.D.- Science(1973), BSc (Hons)(1969)

For distinguished service to the community, particularly to tertiary education administration, scientific organisations and the telecommunications sector, to business, and to the arts.

Emeritus Professor Ian M Ritchie AO - Ph.D.- Science(1966)

For distinguished service to science in the field of chemistry and hydrometallurgy, as an academic and educator, and to fostering technical innovation in business and industry.

Mr Hugh J White AO - BA(Hons)(1976)

For distinguished service to international affairs, through strategic defence studies as an analyst, academic and adviser to government, and to public administration.

Mr John So AO JP - GDipEd(1972), BSc(1970)

For distinguished service to local government and community relations, as an ambassador for cultural diversity, and to the promotion of Melbourne as a tourist and investment destination.

Ms Deborah J Cheetham AO

For distinguished service to the performing arts as an opera singer, composer and artistic director, to the development of Indigenous artists, and to innovation in performance.

Ms Lesley J Boston AO - BEd(1979), BA(1965)

For distinguished service to education as an advocate for improved opportunities for young women, to innovative and best practice pedagogy, and to professional development.

Ms Winsome M McCaughey AO - BA(1965)

For distinguished service to the community, particularly to local government and early childhood development, and through a broad range of charitable organisations.

Professor David B Lindenmayer AO

For distinguished service to conservation and the environment in the field of landscape ecology, to tertiary education, and to professional organisations.

Professor Edwina C Cornish AO - PhD(1984), BSc (Hons)(1976), BSc(1975)

For distinguished service to higher education, to advances in biotechnology and horticultural genetic modification, and through fostering of partnerships with government, industry and the community.

Professor Ingrid E Scheffer AO - PhD(1998)

For distinguished service to medicine in the field of paediatric neurology as a clinician, academic and mentor, and to research into the identification of epilepsy syndromes and genes.

Professor Nicholas J Hoogenraad AO - PhD(1969), BAgrSc(1965)

For distinguished service to science education and technological development, particularly in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology

Professor Peter B Dixon AO

For distinguished service to education in the field of applied economics as an academic, researcher and author, through significant contributions to policy analysis and modelling.

Professor Terence M Nolan AO

For distinguished service to medicine as a leader in the field of epidemiology and population health, to policy development and advisory roles in immunisation, and to education.

Professor Tom R Griffiths AO – MA(1981), BA(Hons)(1978)

For distinguished service to tertiary education, particularly social, cultural and environmental history, and through popular and academic contributions to Australian literature.

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Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Associate Professor Cheryl F Stock AM

For significant service to the performing arts as a choreographer, educator and administrator.

Dr Jonathan G Burdon AM - MHlth&MedLaw(2007), Grad.Dip.Health & Medical Law(1997), MD(1980), MB BS(1971)

For significant service to respiratory medicine as a clinician and researcher, particularly occupational asthma, and to medical administration.

Emeritus Professor Alan W Lindsay AM

For significant service to higher education, to academic and business development, and to international education.

The late Mr Eric Bottomley AM

For significant service to the environment and conservation, and to the development of sustainability education programs for students.

Mr John N Isaac AM - LLB(1967)

For significant service to the community of Melbourne, particularly through St Vincent's Hospital, and to the law.

Mr Michael Gawenda AM

For significant service to the print media industry as a journalist and editor, and to the advancement of professional education and development.

Mr Noel G Blencowe AM - MSc(1969), BSc(1967)

For significant service to environmental education through a range of leadership roles, and to the promotion of sustainability and social equity.

Ms Coral L Dixon AM - BA(1960)

For significant service to international education through leadership roles, and to the development of Australia-Asia social and cultural linkages.

Ms Virginia M Haussegger AM - BA(1985)

For significant service to the community, particularly as an advocate for women's rights and gender equity, and to the media.

Professor Anne P Street AM - MSc(1956), BSc (Hons)(1955)

For significant service to science education in the field of mathematics.

Professor Emeritus Derek M Prinsley AM

For significant service to medicine as a practitioner and researcher in the field of geriatric care.

Professor Henry M Prince AM

For significant service to medicine, particularly through blood cancer research, improved patient care and fundraising.

Professor Hurriyet Babacan AM - BCom(1981)

For significant service to the multiculural community, to education as an academic and author, and as an advocate for social policy development.

Professor Jeffrey Szer AM

For significant service to medicine as a practitioner and administrator in the field of clinical haematology.

Professor Jennifer K Zimmer AM - BA(Hons)(1975), Secondary Teaching (Art and Crafts)(1961)

For significant service to the visual arts as an administrator, academic and publisher.

Professor Jim Tatoulis AM - MD(2008), MS(2000), MB BS(1972)

For significant service to medicine as a cardiothoracic surgeon, and as an adviser to government.

Professor John R O'Toole AM

For significant service to drama in education, as a lecturer, author, mentor and researcher.

Professor Paul A Komesaroff AM - MB BS(1984)

For significant service to ethics in medicine as a physician, researcher and philosopher.

Professor Phillip Nagley AM

For significant service to education in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology.

Professor Richard G McLean AM

For significant service to medicine, particularly in the fields of rural health and nuclear medicine as a clinician, academic and mentor

Sister Joan V Healy AM - BA(Hons)(1974), GDip (Social Studies)(1972)

Fo significant service to the Catholic Church in Australia, and as a social welfare advocate in South East Asia.

The Hon Philip D Cummins AM - M.SCI Psychiatry-Thesis(2010), LLM(1976), GDipArts(Crim)(1966), BA(1965), LLB(1962)

For significant service to the judiciary and to the law, to criminal justice and legal reform, to education, and to professional associations.

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Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

Dr Allan Mawdsley OAM - BA(1969), GDipPsychMed(1968), MB BS(1963)

For service to community health.

Dr Andrew D Pattison OAM - MB BS(1975)

For service to medicine as a general practitioner.

Dr John D Scarlett OAM - MD(1989), MB BS(1977)

For service to medicine, particularly in the field of haematology.

Dr Patrick D Mahar OAM - M. Business Administration(2014)

For service to medicine, particularly in the fields of burns research and patient safety.

Mr Alan B Coleman OAM -

service to engineering as a leader and teacher, and through professional organisations.

Dr Andrew D Pattison OAM - MB BS(1975)

For service to medicine as a general practitioner.

Mr Boyce Pizzey OAM - MBA(1976)

For service to the arts through the development of cultural institutions, and to the conservation of heritage.

Mr David H Boykett OAM - GDipPhysical Ed(1968)

For service to the sport of rowing as a coach, competitor and administrator.

Mr Frank R Tisher OAM - BCom(1969), LLB(Hons)(1967)

For service to aged care, cultural and sporting organisations.

The late Mr Gerard M Carlin OAM - BA(1970)

For service to the community of Cohuna.

Mr Gilbert C Docking OAM - BA(1952)

For service to the arts as a gallery Director.

Mr Jeffrey E Appel OAM - LLB(1973)

For service to the community, particularly in the area of social welfare.

Mr John F Dillon OAM - LLB(1962)

For service to law, and to the community.

Mr John J Martin OAM - BAgrSc(1963)

For service to the environment, particularly in the area of soil science.

Mr John K Higham OAM - LLB(1974), BA(1974)

For service to athletics as an administrator.

Mr John M Hendry OAM - BCom(1969)

For service to education, and to cricket.

Mr Reginald F Goldfinch OAM - ME(1969), BE(CivEng)(1948)

For service to engineering, particularly through major water supply projects.

Mr Rowland J Ball OAM

For service to the law, to tertiart education, and to prefessional organisations.

Mr Struan Gilfillan OAM - BArch(1958)

For service to architecture, and to professional organisations.

Mr William J Ryan OAM - BA(1970), LLB(1963)

For service to local government, and to the community of the Colac Otway Shire.

Mr William R Chandler OAM - GDipT&RP(1969), BArch(1966)

For service to urban design and planning.

Ms Evelyn M Field OAM - GDip (Social Studies)(1966)

For service to the community, particularly through anti-school and workplace bullying initiatives.

Ms Mary A Muirhead OAM - BVSc(Hons)(1986)

For service to people with disabilities and their families.

Ms Ruth McGowan OAM - BAgrSc(1987)

For service to community health through support organisations, and to the Baw Baw Shire.

The Reverend Denis M Oakley OAM - GDip (Social Studies)(1965)

For service to children through social welfare organisations.

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Public Service Medal (PSM)

Mr Allan R Bawden PSM - MBA(1989)

For outstanding public service to the Bass Coast and Gippsland regions and to the growth and development of the regions' tourism, agriculture and lifestyle living.

Mr Chris Moraitis PSM - LLB(Hons)(1986), BA(Hons)(1983)

For outstanding public service to Australia's international affairs as Australia's High Commissioner to Port Moresby and in senior legal and corporate roles at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Mr Ian A Rossiter PSM - DipAppSci(Horticulture)(1983)

For outstanding public service to local government with the development and delivery of projects.

Mr Russell D Goodman PSM - DipHort(1965)

For outstanding public service and leadership to Victoria's apicultural industry and stakeholders.

Mr Steven K Jacoby PSM - MSurvSci(1990)

For outstanding public service to land and spatial information.

Ms Jodi L Henderson PSM - ExecMPubAdmin(2005)

For outstanding public service and excellence in the delivery of justice services to the community of Victoria.

Ms Serena J Wilson PSM - BA(Hons)(1984)

For outstanding public service through exceptional contribution to the establishment of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and longstanding and distinguished service to public administration in the area of social policy.

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Meritorious

Commander Paul J O'Grady DSM CSM RAN - BSc (Hons)(1993), BSc(1992)

Awarded a distinguish service medal for leadership in warlike operations as the Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle on Operation SLIPPER from May to September 2013.

Detective Inspector Roger H Schranz APM - GCertCrim (Policy St)(2002)

Awarded a distinguish police medal for demonstrating high level investigative and leadership skills over a 30 year career with Victoria Police.

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