Birthday Honours 2007
Congratulations to the recipients of this years Queen's Birthday Honours. Recognised for their outstanding work in many fields, a total of 68 University of Melbourne alumni and staff were honoured.
AC: Companion of the Order of Australia
Mr Ross Adler, AC BCom 1966
For service to business and commerce, particularly through the promotion of international trade and as a contributor to company and commercialisation development in Australia, to the community through administrative roles with educational institutions, and as a supporter of the arts.
The Most Rev Dr Peter F. Carnley, AC BA (Honours) 1966
For service to religion as Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, as a renowned theologian, and significant contributor to international inter-faith collaboration.
AO: Officer of the Order of Australia
Dr John Best, AO MBBS 1963 MD 1970
For service to medicine and to public health through support for strategic health research and policy development, and as a contributor to the development of rural and remote health services and medical education programs, particularly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities and regional Victoria.
Emeritus Professor Peter L. Darvall, AO BE (Civil) 1964
For service to education, as Vice-Chancellor of Monash University and as an engineering academic and researcher.
The Hon Mr Justice Alex Chernov, AO, QC BCom 1962 LLB (Honours) 1967
For service to the law through a range of judicial and administrative roles with Victorian, national and Asia-Pacific bodies, and to education through the University of Melbourne.
Professor Colin P. Mackerras, AO BA 1961
For service to Asian studies and international relations, particularly in the field of Chinese society, culture and language.
Mrs Maria J. Myers, AO BA 1971 GDip Social Studies 1972 LLB 1991
For service as a philanthropist supporting and endowing a range of charitable, Indigenous, heritage and art organisations.
Mr Allan J. Myers, AO, QC, BA 1969 LLB (Honours) 1970
For service to the community through support and sponsorship of a range of educational, Indigenous, heritage and art organisations, to the law, and to business.
Mr Michael Taylor, AO - BAgSc 1971
For service to the management of natural resources and industry policy development at the Federal level and also in Victoria, particularly in the area of agriculture, and through contributions to transport, water, food and safety standards.
Mr Dennis J. Trewin, AO BSc (Honours) 1968
For service to statistics as the Australian Statistician, particularly through the reform of reporting standards and practices and support for a range of national and international professional organisations, and to the community.
Sister Eileen A. Daffy, AO BSc 1970 GDip Education 1970 BEd (Post Graduate) 1972 LLB 1987
For service to education through leadership and development roles in Catholic secondary schools in Australia and Pakistan, and to the community through Caritas Pakistan.
Professor Anne Kelso, AO BSc (Honours) 1977 PhD 1980 Dip Teach (Primary) 1979
For service to science, particularly in the field of immunology and vaccine research through contributions to a range of scientific organisations, and as an academic and mentor.
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AM: Member of the Order of Australia
Dr Kevin H. Siu, AM MBBS 1965
For service to medicine as a neurosurgeon and through contributions to a range of professional associations.
Professor Richard M. Fox, AM Former staff member
For service to medicine in the areas of clinical oncology and research, to medical education and training, and through governance and leadership roles within professional organisations.
Ms Susan M. Pascoe, AM BA 1973 MEd 1991
For service to education through a range of executive roles, particularly in the Catholic education sector, to curriculum policy development, to international relations through initiatives to provide opportunities and resources for educators in the Pacific region, and to the community.
Dr Kerry J. Breen, AM MBBS 1964 MD 1976
For service to medicine through the advancement of medical ethics and professional standards of training and practice and to the specialty of gastroenterology as a clinician and teacher.
Mr Sauro Antonelli, AM BCom 1972
For service to the Italian community through a range of church, welfare, aged care and arts organisations, and to multicultural and migrant assistance programs.
Mr Tony W. Darvall, AM LLB (Honours) 1963
For service to the legal profession, to sustainable urban and transport infrastructure development in Victoria, and to the community.
Ms Gaynor M. Austen, AM BA (Honours) 1971
For service to library and information management, particularly through the integration and management of new and evolving resources available in university libraries, and executive roles with a range of professional associations.
Mrs Ruth E. Bunyan, AM BSc 1961
For service to education through the Invergowrie Foundation, the Council of International Schools, and as Principal of Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School.
Mr Ian M. McMaster, AM BE (Metallurgical) 1970
For service to the sugar and steel industries through a range of executive roles, to the development of capital investment initiatives, research and industry reform, and to the advancement of community, government and industry partnerships.
Professor Geoff Tregear, AM BSc 1963
For service to scientific and medical research and through administrative roles within research institutions.
Dr Tony Mariani, AM MBBS 1971
For service to medicine as a consultant physician in the fields of gastroenterology and internal medicine and through the development and promotion of preventive health care initiatives within the Italian community in Australia.
Ms Yvonne V. Von Hartel, AM BArch (Honours) 1967
For service to architecture, design and building through involvement with a range of professional organisations, to the promotion of women in business, and to the community.
Dr James M. Butler, AM MBBS 1972
For service to medicine in the field of dermatology, particularly through the establishment of the Skin and Cancer Foundation, and to the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
The Venerable Barry N. Martin, AM BA 1964
For service to the community through contributions to the social welfare services of the Anglican Church, to young people at risk, to pastoral care and the promotion of ecumenism.
Emeritus Professor Bruce A. Stone, AM BSc 1949
For service to science, particularly in the field of biochemistry as a researcher, academic and administrator.
Ms Gemma S. Sisia, AM BSc 1992
For service to the international community through the establishment and development of The School of St Jude in Arusha, Tanzania.
Professor Peter Vulcan, AM BE (Mechanical) 1955 BA 1963
For service to the community as a contributor to accident and injury prevention in the field of road transport, and to people with intellectual disabilities.
Associate Professor Jennifer M. Strauss, AM BA (Honours) 1955
For service to education as an academic and scholar in the field of Australian literature and poetry, and to a range of organisations involved in women's issues and industrial relations.
Mr Jack H. Harty, AM LLB 1958
For service to the community through support for a range of health organisations, particularly the Mental Health Foundation of Australia, and to the legal profession.
Mr John W. Gourlay, AM BCom 1959
For service to the community as a philanthropist supporting charitable organisations, educational institutions and business ethics programs, and to the accountancy profession.
Associate Professor Stephen E. McIntyre, AM BA 1968
For service to music as a concert pianist, teacher and supporter of young musicians, and through administrative roles with national and international music festivals and competitions.
Dr Ralph A. Fischer, AM BAgSc 1961 MAgSc 1965
For service to agricultural science in Australia and developing countries, particularly wheat research in the areas of grain yield and crop cultivation and management.
Mr David A. Miles, AM LLB 1968
For service to the community through support for Australian innovation and research, to public policy development in the areas of trade, taxation and international relations, and to the legal profession.
Mrs Josephine G. Stone, AM LLB 1983
For service to the community of the Northern Territory, and to the law.
Mrs Janet B. West, AM BCom 1975
For service to the accountancy profession through the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and to the community.
Mr Lawrence McCredie, CBE, AM LLB (Honours) 1960
For service to legal education, particularly in the areas of tertiary administration and teaching, and to the community through advocacy roles for people living with a disability.
Miss Mary Cameron, AM LLB 1938
For service to the legal profession and to the community through significant contributions to the early development of family law, women's legal rights and the role of women in the law.
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OAM: Medal of the Order of Australia
Mr John Burt, OAM Certificate Trained Specialist Teachers 1976
For service to education, particularly through the Ballarat Specialist School, and to the community through a range of sporting and service organisations.
Mr Maurice R. Sexton, OAM BCom 1965
For service to heritage conservation, particularly through the Kosciuszko Huts Association, and to the community of Canberra.
Mr Eddy M. Abraham, OAM GDip Applied Linguistics 1989 GDip Inter-Ethnic Studies & Education 1978 BEd (Primary) 1982
For service to the community through migrant assistance, multicultural media programs, and activities supporting senior citizens.
Dr Alan G. Parker, OAM BDSc 1936 DDSc 1953
For service to dentistry, particularly in the field of orthodontics and oral and maxillofacial trauma management.
Dr Ernst P. Silberstein, OAM BSc 1948 MBBS 1951
For service to medicine, particularly as a paediatric neurologist, and through executive roles with disability support organisations.
Dr Robin J. Wilson, OAM MBBS 1975 GDip Mental Health Science (Infant & Parent Mental Health) 1999 M Health Science (Infant & Parent Mental Health) 2002
For service to the community through the provision of mental health services and to organisations that provide assisted accommodation for people who are unable to live independently.
Dr John G. Fraser, OAM MBBS 1958
For service to tennis at state, national and international levels through administrative roles, and to sports medicine.
Associate Professor Jill E. Keeffe, OAM PhD 1992
For service to public health, particularly in the area of vision testing, and as a contributor to the advancement of eye care education and practice.
Mr Mohamed A. Hassan, OAM GDip Special Ed 1992 PGDip Ed Studies 1996
For service to education and to the Islamic community, particularly as the founding Director of Minaret College.
Mr Donald L. Chisholm, OAM LLB 1953
For service to the community as a legal practitioner, and to people with disabilities through the provision of employment and educational opportunities.
The Rev Brother Henry F. O'Halloran, OAM BA 1963 GDipEd 1967
For service to education as a teacher and administrator in the Catholic sector.
Mr Lynn K. Murrell, OAM BA 1969 GDipEd 1970
For service to conservation and the environment through organisations involved with natural resource management and protection, and to local government.
Mr Norman H. Deane, OAM BE (SEECS) 1947
For service to sailing as a competitor, coach and in administrative roles, and to the community through a range of charitable, service and church groups.
Mr Bruce G. Fell-Smith, OAM BArch 1966
For service to humanitarian aid through the establishment of the Talpe Rehabilitation and Development Trust in Sri Lanka.
Dr Kevin Moriarty, OAM MBBS 1969
For service to medicine as an anaesthetist and through honorary medical appointments at the Royal Melbourne Zoo and surf lifesaving organisations.
Professor Allan Carmichael, OAM MD 1988
For service to medicine as an educator and administrator through a range of government and professional organisations, particularly in the field of paediatrics.
Dr Graeme R. Smith, OAM BVSc 1976
For service to animal welfare through The Lost Dogs Home, and to sport through junior soccer development.
Mr Peter S. Dwyer, OAM BAppSc 1966
For service to optometry through executive roles in professional organisations, the establishment of a nationally consistent competency-based approach to the registration of practitioners and as a researcher in the field of paediatrics.
Mr Peter J. Kolliner, OAM BE (Metallurgical) 1963
For service to the Jewish community through cultural and religious organisations, to materials engineering and metallurgical education, and to the arts and tourism promotion in Melbourne.
Dr Howard A. Freeman, OAM BDSc 1965
For service to the Jewish community, particularly through the preservation of historical documents.
Dr Peter R. Harcourt, OAM MBBS 1973
For service to sports medicine as a practitioner, administrator and educator, and through contributions to the development of anti-doping policies in sport.
Mr John L. McInnes, OAM BCom 1969
For service to the community through educational, social welfare and sporting organisations and through roles in business and commerce.
Mr Clifford D. Wise, OAM BCom 1975
For service to the community, particularly through organisations that support people with disabilities.
Professor John R. Zalcberg, OAM MBBS 1975 PhD 1985
For service to medicine in the field of oncology through initiatives to assist cancer patients and their families and through the promotion of clinical research.
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PSM: Public Service Medal
Dr Margaret H. Friedel, PSM BSc 1967 PhD 1973
For outstanding public service in the field of arid zone research.
Mr John Leatherland, PSM BA 1970 GDip Social Studies 1973 MSW 1988
For outstanding public service, particularly to vulnerable families and children, and to people with disabilities.
Ms Valerie J. Gill, PSM GDip Special Ed (Early Child) 1985
For outstanding public service in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger Syndrome.
Conspicuous Service Cross
Lt Colonel Ian W. Upjohn, CSC BA (Honours) 1991 LLB 1991
For outstanding achievement as Commanding Officer of 4th/19th Prince of Waless Light Horse within the 4th Brigade.
Australian Fire Service Medal
Mr Peter R. Billing, AFSM BSc (Forestry) 1976