Faculty staff and alumni recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

12 June 2014

Two members of staff from the Faculty of Health Sciences and two alumni were recognised for their distinguished service to health in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Ms Ros Madden AM was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her service to leadership and reform in the disability sectors as an administrator, statistician and academic and Professor Glen Davis OAM was awarded the medal of the Order of Australia for his service to science and community health through developing and promoting spinal cord injury therapies.

Ros has played a major role in the development of national disability definition, measurement and statistics in Australia since 1992, and internationally in the development and implementation of the WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). She was Co-Chair of the Functioning and Disability Reference Group, WHO Family of International Classifications Network from 2006 to 2012 and a member of the Editorial Committee for the World Report on Disability from 2007 to 2011. Ros is currently a research stream leader in the Faculty's Centre for Disability Research and Policy.

Glen is Professor of Clinical Exercise Sciences within the Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science at the Faculty. He is an internationally recognised research leader in spinal cord injury, particulary in functional electric stimulation. He is also a widely respected researcher on the benefits of exercise for individuals with neurological conditions. He has been a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine for many years, and in recent years he has pioneered the faculty's collaborations with Spinal Cord Injuries Australia, a unique partnership arrangement which embeds community-based service delivery into teaching and research.

In alumni news, Ms Kaylene Dyer AM (GradDipCommNurs(1993) GradDipAppSc(Ex&SportsSc) (1993)) was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to maternal-fetal medicine through clinical midwifery roles, and to the coordination of pre and post natal care programs. Mrs Velma Mulcahy OAM (GradDipHealthSc(AboriginalHlth&CommDev) (1990)) was recognised for her dedicated service to the Indigenous community of the Wingecarribee Shire.

The University and Faculty extend warm congratulations to our staff and alumni for their outstanding contribution to health sciences and the broader community.

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