Australia Day Honours 2012

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The Honourable Chief Justice Diana Bryant (LLM 1999)

Monash University congratulates its alumni, staff, former staff and supporters who received Australia Day Honours in 2012.

Members of the Monash community were recognised for their contributions to fields including the law, health, business, education, and the community.

Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

Justice Diana Bryant AO (LLM 1999)
Monash alumna
For distinguished service to the judiciary and to the law, particularly to family law policy reform and practice, through the establishment of the Federal Magistrates Court, and to the advancement of women in the legal profession.

Sir Roderick Eddington AO (HonLLD 2011)
Honorary Monash alumnus
For distinguished service to business and commerce through roles with a range of national and international economic, trade, infrastructure development and transport organisations.

Professor Stuart MacIntyre AO (MA 1972)
Monash alumnus
For distinguished service to the social sciences and to the humanities as a leading academic in the areas of 19th and 20th century Australian history, particularly through advancing the understanding of social and political life, and as an author, researcher and mentor.

Mr Stephen Newton AO (BA 1978, DipEd 1979, BEd 1981)
Monash alumnus
For distinguished service to education in the independent schools sector, through executive roles with professional organisations and advisory bodies, and to the development of educational development opportunities with China.

Mr Fergus Ryan AO
Monash supporter
For distinguished service to the business and finance sectors as an executive and adviser, and to the community through philanthropic contributions to cultural, social welfare and educational organisations.

Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

The Hon Justice Rosemary Balmford AM (HonLLD 1998)
Honorary Monash alumna
For service to the judiciary, the practice of law in Victoria, and to the study of ornithology.

Associate Professor Renate Howe AM
Monash advisory board member
For service to higher education and to the arts through administrative and academic roles, and to the community, particularly through heritage and cultural organisations.

Mr Bryan Keon-Cohen AM QC
Monash supporter, former Monash staff member
For service to the law, and to the legal profession, through the advancement of social justice and the protection of human rights, particularly in the areas of environmental and Indigenous law reform.

Professor Tracey McDonald AM
Former staff member
For service to nursing, particularly in the area of aged care, through advisory roles with the United Nations Expert Groups, and to the development of public health and social welfare policy.

Professor Ian Meredith AM (BSc(Hons) 1982, MBBS(Hons) 1982, PhD Med 1991)
Monash alumnus, Monash staff member
For service to medicine in the field of cardiology as a clinician and researcher, and through advisory roles with a range of public health and organisations.

Professor Frank Vajda AM
Former staff member
For service to neuropharmacology, particularly in the speciality of epilepsy as a clinician and researcher, to medical education, and to the Jewish community.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

Mr Keith Brownbill OAM
Monash volunteer
For service to the community of the Morwell region through a range of organisations.

Mrs Janice Millikan OAM (MEdSt 1990)
Monash alumna, former staff member
For service to early childhood education.

Mr Timothy Mulvany OAM (BA 1971, LLB 1971)
Monash alumnus
For service to the law, to the protection of children and to the community.

Mr Graeme Patterson OAM (BA 1970, BEd 1976, MEdSt 1993)
Monash alumnus
For service to the Australian Football League as an umpire, administrator and historian.

Mr Brian Randall OAM
Monash supporter
For service to the sport of athletics, and to the community.

Mr Mathiaparanam Ravichandhira OAM
Monash staff member
For service to the arts, particularly through the Academy of Indian Music and Cultural Studies Australia.

Mrs Beverley Snell OAM (PhC 1957)
Monash alumna, staff member
For service to international health.

Dr Rodney Westhorpe OAM (MBBS 1971)
Monash alumnus
For services to medicine as an anaesthetist.

Mr David Williams OAM (MA(Music) 2001)
Monash alumnus
For service to music education as a teacher, and to the performing arts.

Dr Pamela Williams OAM (EdD 2001)
Monash alumna
For service to women's health through executive roles with breast cancer awareness organisations.

Mrs Ruth Wraith OAM (MCPP 1995)
Monash alumna
For service to the community health, particularly the treatment of children recovering from trauma.

Mr Faddy Zouky OAM (BA 1991, GradDipEd 1992)
Monash alumnus, former staff member
For service to business, and to the multicultural community in Victoria.

Public Service Medal (PSM)

Mr Yehudi Blacher PSM (BA(Hons) 1976)
Monash alumnus, Monash University Council Member
For outstanding service in the instigation, promotion and implementation of innovative reforms in public administration.

Mr Blair Comley PSM (BEc(Hons) 1991, MEc 1993)
Monash alumnus, former staff member
For outstanding public service in the development of public policy, particularly in the areas of carbon pricing and emissions trading, tax policy design and debt management.

Australian Police Medal (APM) (no citation given)

Senior Sergeant Gaetano Ilardi APM (PhD 2007)
Monash alumnus

Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) (no citation given)

Mr Robert Jarvie ASM (GradDipEmerHlth (MP) 2006)
Monash alumnus