2020 Australia Day Honours recipients

2020 Australia Day Honours recipients

27th January, 2021

Congratulations to all the recipients of Australia Day Honours.

A number of our member institute directors, scientists and supporters were awarded honours, Prof Alan Cass AO (Director, Menzies School of Health Research), Professor Peter Leedman AO (Director, Harry Perkins Institute), and Professor Roger Reddel (Executive Director, Children’s Medical Research Institute).

We’ve compiled a list of those awarded honours for their services and support for medical research. Connections with medical research institutes are noted in bold.

Officer (AO) in the general division

Mr Keeneth Craig Allen, NSW. Contributor/benefactor. Garvin Institute for Medical Research

Professor Alan Cass, NT. Director, Menzies School of Health Research. For distinguished service to medical research, particularly to the prevention and management of chronic kidney disease, to improved Indigenous clinical are and health outcomes, and as a mentor.

Professor William Neil Charman, VIC. For distinguished service to tertiary education, particularly to the pharmaceutical sciences, and to professional organisations.

Professor Susan Ruth Davis, VIC. For distinguished service to medicine, to women’s health as a clinical endocrinologist and researcher, and to medical education.

Professor Peter Jeffery Leedman, WA. Director, Harry Perkins Institute. For distinguished service to medicine, health and medical research as a physician-scientist, to professional societies, and to tertiary education

Professor Robert Francis Moulds, VIC. For distinguished service to medicine, to clinical pharmacology and medical education, and to the development of therapeutic guidelines.

Professor Helen O’Connell, VIC. For distinguished service to medical education, and to medicine, in the field of urology, as an academic and clinician, and to professional groups.

Professor Roger Robert Reddel, NSW. Executive Director, Children’s Medical Research Institute. For distinguished service to biomedical research in the field of adult and childhood cancer and genetics, and to tertiary education.

Ms Brenda Shanahan, VIC. Former Chair of St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research. For distinguished service to medical health research, to the business and finance sectors, to corporate governance, and to philanthropy.

Member (AM) in the general division

Professor Emily Banks, ACT. For significant service to medical research and education.

Ms Paula Benson, VIC. For significant service to people living with ovarian cancer, and to business.

Associate Professor Anne Marie Brooks, VIC. For significant service to ophthalmology, and to eye health organisations.

Associate Professor Douglas James Brown, VIC. For significant service to medicine, particularly to spinal cord injuries.

Mr Clyde Mark Campbell, VIC. Assisted with foundation, in conjunction with the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (UK), and Parkinson’s Australia, 2019. For significant service to community health, particularly to people living with Parkinson’s disease.

Dr Peter Raymond Carroll, NSW. For significant service to pharmaceutical education, and to community health.

Professor Michael Graham Chapman, NSW. For significant service to medical education, and to obstetrics and gynaecology.

Dr Paul Craft, ACT. For significant service to medicine, to oncology, and to professional organisations.

The late Dr James Thomas Cummins, VIC. Former Senior Research Associate (part-time), Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research (now Hudson Institute of Medical Research). For significant service to medicine, to neurosurgery, and to professional medical societies.

Professor Jan Elizabeth Dickinson, WA. For significant service to medical education, and to maternal fetal medicine.

Professor Amanda Jane Fosang, VIC. For significant service to medical research in the field of arthritis, and to international societies.

Associate Professor Gregory Julian Goodman, VIC. For significant service to medicine, to skin and cancer research, and to education.

Dr Jillian Anne Guthrie, ACT. For significant service to Indigenous health, and to justice reinvestment policy.

Professor Amanda Jane Leach, ACT. Director, Centre for Research Excellence in Ear and Health Hearing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, Menzies School of Health Research. For significant service to ear disease research, and to Indigenous child health.

Dr George Allister Lefroy, VIC. Co-Founder and Benefactor, Bruce Lefroy Centre, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, since 2003. For significant service to the community through philanthropic support initiatives.

Professor Daniel Ian Lubman, VIC. Associate Professor, Centre for Youth Mental Health, 2008-2010. For significant service to medical education, research, treatment and policy in the field of addiction.

Emeritus Professor Ronald Douglas McEvoy, SA. Senior Principal Research Fellow, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. For significant service to medical research, particularly to respiratory and sleep health.

Professor Colleen Coyne Nelson, QLD. Caucus Member and Chair of Research Committee, Translational Research Institute. For significant service to medical research, particularly to prostate cancer, and to health organisations.

Associate Professor Michael Gordon Penniment, SA. For significant service to medicine, and to radiation oncology.

Dr Paul William Roche, ACT. For significant service to epidemiology, and to the international community of Nepal.

Dr Roy Frederick Scragg, SA. For significant service to medicine, to epidemiology, and to professional medical associations.

Professor Markus Joachim Seibel, NSW. Inaugural Director, Bone Research Program, ANZAC Research Institute, since 2001. For significant service to medical research, and to endocrinology.

Professor Jonathan William Serpell, VIC. For significant service to medicine, particularly to endocrine surgery.

Dr Richard John Stawell, VIC. For significant service to ophthalmology, to research, and to professional bodies.

Dr Jeffrey Geow Joo Tan, VIC. For significant service to gynaecological medicine, and to cervical cancer research.

Mrs Christine Tarascio, VIC. Former co-Chair, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research. For significant service to medical research and charitable organisations.

Order of Australia Medals (OAM) in the General division

Mr Ross Warwick Alexander, NSW. For service to the community through a range of charitable initiatives.

Mr Jay Allen, NSW. For service to people living with melanoma.

Mr Colin Baillie, QLD. Head of Development, Menzies School of Health Research, since 2012. For service to Indigenous health and education.

Professor Tammy Coral Hoffmann, QLD. For service to clinical epidemiology, and to occupational therapy.

Mr Larry Hyam Kornhauser, VIC. For service to eye health research, and to people with keratoconus.

Mr Thomas Kevin Ryan, QLD. For service to medical research, and to rugby union.

Mrs Megan Ruth Rynderman, VIC. Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. For service to people living with cancer, and to the community.

Mr Neil Howard Samuel, VIC. For service to people living with dementia, and to the community.

Dr Sheryl Anne Van Nunen, NSW. For service to medicine, particularly to clinical immunology and allergy.

Associate Professor David Rowan Webb, VIC. For service to medicine, particularly to urological surgery.