2020 Australia Day Honours

Congratulations to the MDHS staff and alumni who were recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours for their extraordinary contributions to Australian society.

Officers of the Order of Australia (AO)

  • Professor Shaun P Brennecke AO for distinguished service to medical education and research in the fields of obstetrics and gynaecology, and to professional societies
  • Professor Michael Permezel AO for distinguished service to medicine, and to medical education, in the fields of obstetrics and gynaecology, and to professional colleges
  • Professor Alison J Ritter AO for distinguished service to education, to drug and alcohol research and social policy, and to professional medical societies
  • Professor Roy Robins-Browne AO for distinguished service to education and research in the field of microbiology and immunology and to professional groups
  • Professor Jeffrey D Zajac AO for distinguished service to medical research and education, particularly in the field of endocrinology, and to professional societies

Members of the Order of Australia (AM)

  • Ms Faye L Berryman AM for significant service to education, to literacy, and to the community
  • Dr Christopher J Clements AM for significant service to international public health through immunisation programs
  • Associate Professor John P Collins AM for significant service to medicine, particularly to breast cancer treatment
  • Emeritus Professor Brendan J Crotty AM for significant service to health education, and to the community
  • Professor Karen P Day AM for significant service to science education, and to global public health
  • Mr Carl J Dowd AM for significant service to the community through philanthropic endeavours
  • Mrs Wendy Dowd AM for significant service to the community through philanthropic endeavours
  • Professor Gillian M Duchesne AM for significant service to radiation oncology medicine, and to professional medical organisations
  • Dr Gael Jennings AM for significant service to science, and to the broadcast media
  • Professor Marjory L Moodie AM for significant service to education, particularly to health economics
  • Dr John W Orchard AM for significant service to sports medicine, particularly to cricket
  • Dr Sabar Rustomjee AM for significant service to psychotherapy, and to community health
  • Dr John D Santamaria AM for significant service to intensive care medicine
  • Professor Robert K Shepherd AM for significant service to biomedical research, and to education
  • Dr Ann F Westmore AM for significant service to medical history, and to science communication
  • Dr Desiree S Yap AM for significant service to women's health, and to medicine

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) Recipients

  • Mr Phillip N Antippa OAM for service to thoracic surgery, and to music
  • Dr Michael T Connor OAM for service to medicine, and to the community
  • Mrs Jennifer C Doubell OAM for service to the community through charitable organisations
  • Associate Professor Cecily J Freemantle OAM for service to medical research, particularly to population health
  • Dr Vincent B Gallichio OAM for service to medicine
  • Dr Shane T Huntington OAM for service to science as a communicator
  • Dr John M Wettenhall OAM for service to the international community through water, sanitation and medical programs
  • Dr David M Workman OAM for service to ophthalmology, and to international relations

Public Service Medal (PSM) Recipients

  • Professor Stephen M Cordner AM PSM for outstanding public service to forensic medical and scientific services, training and research in Victoria

Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) Recipients

  • Mr Han-Wei Lee ASM for the dedication and commitment to Ambulance Tasmania and to the community

It is wonderful to see so many researchers, educators and clinicians acknowledged in this year’s awards – for the full list of University staff and alumni recognised this year, please see the University’s Alumni webpage.