University community celebrated in Australia Day Honours

February 15 / 151

Over 70 members of the University community, including staff, former staff, alumni and friends, have been named in the Australia Day 2015 Honours List.

The Order of Australia acknowledges those who have made outstanding contributions to their communities and, by extension, their country, and who are seen to “define, encourage and reinforce community standards, national aspirations and ideals.”

Present and former staff received the following honours and citations:

Dr Franklin Chew OAM, awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the Chinese community of Victoria, and to medicine.

Adjunct Professor Betty Kitchener AM, made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community through mental health support, research and education programs.   

Professor Emeritus Peter Lloyd AM, made a Member of the Order of Australia    for significant service to economics, particularly in the area of international trade theory and analysis.           

Professor John Mills AO, made an Officer of the Order of Australia 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.

Professor Adrian Pagan AO, made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to tertiary education as an academic economist, to the development of public policy research, as an author, and through contributions to professional and financial organisations.

Professor Michael Saling AM, made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to education in the field of clinical neuropsychology as an academic, researcher and clinician.     

Mr Noel C Tovey AM,  made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the performing arts, to Indigenous performers, and as an advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex community   
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