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Australia Day Honours for Monash

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29 January 2014

Professor Ed Byrne
A number of Monash staff and alumni, including VC Professor Ed Byrne AC, were among the 2014 recipients of the Australia Day Honours.

Congratulations to all in the Monash community who were recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Ed Byrne was honoured with a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) specifically for his eminent service to tertiary education, particularly through leadership and governance roles at Monash along with his biomedical teaching and research, as a scientist and academic mentor. Professor Byrne was also recognised for his contributions to improved global health and his advocacy for the broader higher education sector.

The Companion of the Order of Australia is awarded for eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree in service to Australia or humanity at large. It is Australia’s greatest civic honour.

Also recognised for their extraordinary contributions to Australian communities in this year’s Honours list were Professor John Olver, Dr Stewart Hart, Associate Professor Richard King, and Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow Professor Paul Sheahan. All became Members of the Order of Australia (AM).

Professor Olver, from the Department of Medicine, received his AM for his significant service to medicine, particularly the treatment and rehabilitation of acquired brain injuries.

Professor Olver‘s main research interest concerns the outcomes following traumatic brain injury, through an ongoing study conducted at Epworth Rehabilitation and now in its 25th year.

Significant service to medicine as a clinician, particularly in the area of breast cancer research, and community health saw Dr Hart from the Department of Surgery awarded his AM.

Associate Professor King from the Department of Medicine was recognised for his significant service to medicine as a clinician, educator and administrator, particularly in the areas of public health policy.

Professor Sheahan received his honour for significant service to secondary education as a teacher, and through roles with sporting, charitable and community organisations.

Associate Professor Bruce Waxman, also from the Department of Surgery, was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to medicine as an administrator, educator and clinician.

Monash alumni Professor Brenton Broadstock (BA 1975) and the Honourable Justice Stephen Kaye (BA 1972, LLB (Hons) 1974) were both awarded an AM.

Professor Broadstock was recognised for his significant service to music as a composer, educator and mentor, while Justice Kaye was honoured for his significant service to the law and to the judiciary, particularly in the area of Indigenous social justice and cultural awareness.

Members of the wider Monash community recognised with honours in the Australia Day 2013 Honours List:

Australia Day 2014 Honours List

Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)

Professor Ed Byrne AC President and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University

For eminent service to tertiary education, particularly through leadership and governance roles with Monash University, to biomedical teaching and research, as a scientist and academic mentor, and as a contributor to improved global health.

Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

Professor Stephen Parker AO Former staff member

For distinguished service to tertiary education through administrative, academic and representational roles, and as a leader in the growth and development of the University of Canberra.

Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Professor Brenton Broadstock AM (BA 1976) Alumnus

For significant service to music as a composer, educator and mentor.

Mrs Judith Bundy AM (BA(MultiDisc) 1987) Alumna

For significant service to public education through governance and advocacy roles and to the community of South Australia.

Professor Emeritus John Egerton AM Volunteer and supporter

For significant service to the livestock industry, particularly the eradication of infectious disease, and to education.

Dr Stewart Hart AM Department of Surgery

For significant service to medicine as a clinician, particularly in the area of breast cancer research, and to community health organisations.

Mr Peter Jopling AM QC Supporter

For significant service to the law in Victoria, and to the community.

The Honourable Justice Stephen Kaye AM (BA 1972, LLB(Hons) 1974) Alumnus and supporter

For significant service to the law and to the judiciary, particularly in the area of Indigenous social justice and cultural awareness.

Mr John Kelleher AM PSM (BAppSci 1983, BA(MultiDisc) 1986) Alumnus and supporter

For significant service to the community, particularly as a forensic specialist in the field of fire and explosion investigation.

Associate Professor Richard King AM Department of Medicine

For significant service to medicine as a clinician, educator and administrator, particularly in the areas of health policy development.

Emeritus Professor John McLaren AM (MA 1972) Alumnus and supporter

For significant service to education, particularly the humanities and social sciences, as an academic, mentor and teacher.

Professor John Olver AM Department of Medicine

For significant service to medicine, particularly the treatment and rehabilitation of acquired brain injuries.

Professor Paul Sheahan AM Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow

For significant service to secondary education as a teacher, and through roles with sporting, charitable and community organisations.

The Honourable Dr Ross Sundberg AM (LLM 1968, LLD 1979) Alumnus

For significant service to the law as a judge, reporter and educator.

Professor Philip Williams AM (BEc(Hons) 1971, MEc 1974) Alumnus and supporter

For significant service to business as an economist, and to the community.

Dr Peter Winterton AM (GradDipForensMed 2009) Alumnus

For significant service to youth through a range of child protection roles, and to medicine.

Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia

Dr Leonard Brennan AM (GradDipFamMed 1995) Alumnus

For exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force in the field of health support as Director Health, Headquarters Joint Operations Command; Director Army Health; and Senior Medical Officer, Combined Team Uruzgan.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

Dr Ghayath Al-Shelh OAM (GradDipFamMed 2000) Alumnus

For service to the community of the Bankstown region, particularly youth.

Dr Pratish Bandopadhayay OAM (MEngSc 1970, PhD Eng 1973) Alumnus

For service to the Bengali and Nepalese community.

Dr Belinda Brown OAM (MBBS 1981) Alumna

For service to medicine in the field of breast cancer treatment.

Dr James Brown OAM (MFM(Clin) 2005) Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

For service to medical education, and to the community.

Dr Graham Cato OAM (MBBS 1972) Alumnus

For service to community health, and to surf lifesaving.

Mr Richard Dent OAM (GradDipBus(Mgt) 1996) Alumnus

For service to people with a disability.

Ms Jillian Dwyer OAM (MEdSt 1984) Alumna

For service to the arts as a voluntary guide and administrator.

Mr Timothy Erickson OAM (BSc 1976) Alumnus

For services to race walking.

Professor Ruth Hall OAM (DipEd 1975) Alumna

For service to science in the field of microbiology.

Mrs Vicki Hamilton OAM (BA 1979) Alumna

For service to the community through support for people with asbestos-related diseases.

Mrs Suzanne Hampel OAM (MHol&GenSt 2010) Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation

For service to the community through the promotion of understanding and tolerance.

Mr Andrew Mackenzie OAM (MA 1993) Alumnus

For service to the community of Marysville, to the arts, and to the preservation of local history.

Mr Anthony Oxford OAM (AdvDipMicaParaSt 2001) Alumnus

For service to the community, particularly through St John Ambulance Victoria.

Associate Professor Geoffrey Quail OAM Department of Surgery

For service to medicine, particularly through dentistry.

Associate Professor Bruce Waxman OAM (BMedSc 1974, MBBS 1974) Department of Surgery

For service to medicine as an administrator, educator and clinician.

Royal Victorian Order Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO)

Mr Mark Fraser OAM LVO (MAFAT 2001) Alumnus

Public Service Medal (PSM)

Mr Greg Byrne PSM (BA 1986, LLB(Hons) 1988, LLM 1993) Alumnus

For outstanding public service to the community in the area of criminal law.

Dr Raymond Canterford PSM (BSc(Hons) 1970, PhD Sci 1974) Alumnus and supporter

For outstanding public service in the delivery of improvements in forecasting and warning of natural hazards and weather, most notably for emergency and natural disaster response.

Mr Dale Dickson PSM (MPubPolMgt 2003) Alumnus

For outstanding public service to local government, including the Gold Coast City Council.

Dr Rosemary Lester PSM (MPH 1992) Alumna

For outstanding public service in public health leadership, particularly on communicable diseases and immunisation.

Mr John Mooney PSM (BSpEd 1976, MEd 1981) Alumnus and supporter

For outstanding public service in the area of education for children with special needs.

A full list of recipients can be found on the Governor General of Australia's website.

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