Australia Day Honours 2015

Monash University congratulates its alumni, staff, and supporters who received Australia Day Honours in 2015. Members of the Monash community were recognised for their contributions to fields including health, business,...

Monash University congratulates its alumni, staff, and supporters who received Australia Day Honours in 2015. Members of the Monash community were recognised for their contributions to fields including health, business, education, and the community.

Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)

Dr Marc Besen AC (HonLLD 2009)
Honorary alumnus and major donor
For eminent service to the visual and performing arts as a leading benefactor and supporter, through philanthropic contributions to a range of social welfare, community health, educational and youth initiatives, and to business.

Professor Brendan Crabb AC
Monash staff member
For eminent service to medical science as a prominent researcher of infectious diseases, particularly malaria, and their impact on population health in developing nations, as an advocate, mentor and administrator, and through fostering medical research nationally and internationally.

Professor John Funder AC (HonLLD 2010)
Honorary alumnus, Monash staff member and supporter
For eminent service to medicine, particularly to cardiovascular endocrinology, as a renowned researcher, author and educator,to the development of academic health science centres,and to mental illness,obesity, and Indigenous eye-health programs.

Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

The Honourable Richard Alston AO (LLM 1983, MBA 1990)
Alumnus and supporter
For distinguished service to the Parliament of Australia, to international relations through diplomatic roles, to business development in diverse sectors, and to the community.

Mr Frank Costa AO
Supporter
For distinguished service to the community of Geelong through ongoing roles and contributions to a range of sports, business, religious, medical, educational and social welfare organisations.

Mr John Denton AO
Former Monash Council Member
For distinguished service to business and commerce, particularly in the legal profession, to the visual and performing arts sectors, to social welfare and the rights of refugees.

Professor Peter Ebeling AO
Staff member
For distinguished service to medicine in the field of bone health,through academic contributions and research initiatives in a range of administrative, executive and professional roles.

Professor John Mills AO
Staff member and supporter
For distinguished service to medicine as a researcher and physician in the field of infectious diseases, particularly HIV-AIDS, to medical administration, and to the development of Australia's biotechnology industry.

Profesor James Patrick AO
Advisory Board Member - Monash Vision Group
For distinguished service to science through the development of cochlear implant technology, to biomedical research and engineering innovation, and to education and professional associations.

Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Mr David Buckingham AM
Staff member and supporter
For significant service to public administration, particularly Australia-Britain relations, to business, and to tertiary education.

Professor Rosemary Calder AM (BA (Hons) 1978, HonLLD 2002)
Alumna and Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow
For significant service to public administration, particularly in the areas of mental health and ageing, through academic roles, and to the community.

Mr Julius Colman AM
Supporter
For significant service to the community through philanthropic support for educational initiatives and programs for underprivileged children.

Lady Cowen AM
Major donor
For significant service to youth, medical research, educational, historical and cultural organisations, and to the people of Australia through vice-regal patronages and support roles.

Ms Deborah De Williams AM (BA(FineArt)(Hons) 1998, BA(FineArt) 1998)
Alumna
For significant service to the community through contributions to a range of cancer support organisations, and to ultra marathon running.

Mr Noel Denton AM RFD (BEc 1969, MEnvSc 2000)
Alumnus
For significant service to the visual and performing arts, and through a range of local government, environmental and community groups.

Professor Peter Fuller AM (MBBS 1977, PhD Med 1985)
Alumnus and staff member
For significant service to medicine as an endocrinologist, through contributions to medical research and professional organisations.

Professor Milton Hearn AM (BSc 1975, DipEd 1976)
Alumnus and staff member
For significant service to science through major contributions to advances in chemical manufacturing.

Professor David Hill AM
Supporter
For significant service to international relations as an advocate of Australia-Indonesia cross-cultural understanding, and as an educator.

Emeritus Professor Peter Juliff AM
Former Monash staff member
For significant service to information technology as a pioneer educator, and through professional organisations.

Professor Bogda Koczwara AM (MBioeth 2000)
Alumna
For significant service to medical oncology through clinical practice, education and cancer research, and through a range of professional organisations.

Mr Peter Marriott AM (BSpEd 1978)
Alumnus and former Monash staff member
For significant service to youth through the Scouting movement, to entomological researh and authorship, and to education.

Ms Jenni Neary AM
Supporter
For significant service to public education through policy development and creating scholarship opportunities for teachers and students.

Professor James Ogloff AM
Staff member
For significant service to education and to the law as a forensic psychologist, and as an academic, researcher and practitioner.

The Honourable Neil Pope AM
Former Monash staff member
For significant service to the community of Victoria, particularly through local and state government roles, and to the administration of Norfolk Island.

Professor Michael Quinn AM
Donor
For significant service to medicine in the field of gynaecological oncology through executive roles at state, national and international levels.

Dr Robert Reid AM (MBBS 1978)
Alumnus
For significant service to sports medicine through executive roles with professional organisations, and as a voluntary medical officer.

Mr Kevin Stevenson AM
Former advisory council member
For significant service to business and commerce through reforms in national and international accountancy standards.

Ms Carolyn Worth AM (BA 1989, BSocWk(Hons) 1989, MSocWk 1989)
Alumna
For significant service to the community through voluntary roles with child protection organisations.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

Mr Ernest Barr OAM
Supporter
For service to the community, particularly through support for charitable organisations, and to the food industry.

Ms Maria-Lourdes Doronila OAM (BA 1982, BSocWk 1984)
Alumna
For service to the community through social welfare and cultural organisations.

Mr Efraim Goldhammer OAM (GradDipTax 1993, MTax 1995, GradDipLaw (IntProp 2001)
Alumnus
For service to medical research organisations through fundraising roles.

Professor Paul Martin OAM
Former Monash staff member
For service to medicine in the field of psychology.

Dr Alan Rose OAM
Former Monash staff member
For service to medicine, and to professional organisations.

Mr Nathan Shafir OAM
Staff member and supporter
For service to the community through a range of organisations.

The late Mrs Lorraine Topol OAM
Major donor
For service to the community through social welfare, religious and charitable organisations.

Mr John Usher OAM (BBus 1985)
Alumnus
For service to public transport in Victoria and Tasmania.

Ms Vivienne Williams OAM (BA 1965, DipEd 1966, BEd 1975)
Alumna and Monash committee member
For service to the welfare and protection of animals, and to the community.

Dr Simon Young OAM (MBBS (Hons) 1981)
Alumnus
For service to paediatric emergency medicine.

Public Service Medal (PSM)

Dr Simon Barter PSM (PhD 2008)
Alumnus
For outstanding public service to aircraft accident investigation and safety, in particular the area of metal fatigue in military aircraft, and the development of differentially corrected GPS based debris mapping.

Mr Peter Greenwell PSM (BSc 1975, DipEd 1976)
Alumnus and former Monash committee member
For outstanding public service to education in Victoria, and to the development of
programs to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged youth.

Ambulance Service Medal (ASM)

Professor Andrew McDonell ASM (GradDipEmerHlth 2006)
Alumnus

Mr Michael Stephenson ASM (2000 AdvDipMicaParaSt, 2007 GradDipEmerHlth (MP)
Alumnus

Australian Police Medal (APM)

Mr Kevin Casey APM (MEd(L,P&C) 2007)
Alumnus

Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill APM (MPA 2013)
Alumnus

Commendation for Distinguished Service

Major Brent Maddock (BBus 1999)
Alumnus
For distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations as Chief Engineer for Combined Team - Uruzgan on Operation SLIPPER from June 2013 to December 2013.