2013 Queen's Birthday Honours
11 June 2013
University of Sydney staff who have advocated for groundbreaking changes in Australian public health, looked after the health of Australia's leading athletes, worked with young people at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system and changed the face of maths teaching have been awarded 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours.
Professor James Crawford, a former Challis Professor of International Law and dean of Sydney Law School, was awarded the highest honour, the Companion of the Order of Australia, for his eminent service to the law. The first Australian member of the United Nations International Law Commission, Professor Crawford has appeared in more than 40 cases before the International Court of Justice and other international tribunals.
As a world leading public health academic, Professor Simon Chapman was recognised as an Officer in the Order of Australia. Professor Chapman was particularly recognised for his significant role in reducing smoking incidence in Australia from 45 percent in men and 30 percent in women in 1978 to 15.1 percent in adults today.
Honorary Doctor of Health Science and alumna Dr Gabi Hollows was also named an Officer in the Order of Australia for her work as an advocate to eradicate blindness, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and people in the developing world.
"Congratulations to all those members of the University community who have been recognised for their outstanding contributions in a diversity of fields with Queen's Birthday Honours," said Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney.
"These awards celebrate the depth and range of teaching and research at the University and we are delighted these members of our community have been celebrated."
The full list includes:
Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
- Professor James Crawford, former Challis Professor of International Law and Dean of Sydney Law School
For eminent service to the law through significant contributions to international and constitutional legal practice, reform and arbitration, and as a leading jurist, academic and author
Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
For distinguished service to medical research as an academic and author, particularly in the area of public health policy, and to the community
- Dr Gabrielle Hollows, alumna and Honorary Doctor of Health Sciences
For distinguished service to public health as an advocate for the eradication of blindness, particularly for Indigenous Australians and people in the developing world
Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
- Alec Brennan, Pro-Chancellor and Member of Senate
For significant service to business and commerce, to tertiary education administration, and to the community
- Dr Kevin Doyle, Facilitator of the Veterinary Public Health Management Program, Faculty of Veterinary Science
For significant service to veterinary science, and to animal health programs
- Clinical Professor Siri Kannangara, Sydney Medical School
For significant service to medicine, particularly in the field of sports medicine and rheumatology
- Paul Salteri, Governor of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
For significant service to the building and construction industry, and to philanthropy
- Dr David Sheen, Clinical Tutor, Faculty of Dentistry
For significant service to dentistry, particularly in developing countries
- Gerard Stevens, Chair of the Dean's Community Pharmacy Reference Group, Faculty of Pharmacy
For significant service to the pharmaceutical industry, and to community health
Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division
- Jenny Henderson, Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics and Statistics, and Former Pro-Dean, Faculty of Science
For service to education through the promotion of the study of mathematics
- Dr Christopher John Lennings, Honorary Associate, Faculty of Health Sciences
For service to psychology, and to the community
- Richmond Manyweathers, former Rotary Representative, Council of International House
For service to the community, particularly through Rotary International
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