Australia Day Honours for Faculty of Science alumni

Nine members of the diverse Melbourne Science alumni community have been given Australia Day Honours.

The alumni were recognised for service across a broad range of areas, including medicine, nursing, law, education, the Indigenous community, and sports aviation.

The Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, described recipients of Australian honours and awards as very special men and women "whose actions have set them apart and enriched our community across a broad range of professional, public and community service sectors".

"In their daily lives these admirable people demonstrate those values that we as a nation hold dear - compassion, civility, dedication, courage, kindness, tolerance, and energetic ambition. They inspire us all to be more enthusiastic and giving, to uphold the responsibility of being fully engaged citizens."

The following Science alumni were admitted to the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours and Awards:

  • Professor Catriona A McLean AO
  • Mr Stuart J Wood AM QC
  • Dr Ian E Dickson AM
  • Professor Barney Glover AO
  • Emeritus Professor John E Murtagh AO
  • Mr Terence S Cubley AM
  • Emeritus Professor Michael J Knight AM
  • Mrs Elizabeth A Mason AM
  • Dr Barrie Pittock OAM PSM