Queen's Birthday Honours 2008

Monash University congratulates the following alumni, staff, donors and friends of the University who received Queen's Birthday Honours in 2008.

Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

Ms Patricia Faulkner AO (MAdmin 1984)
Alumna
For service to the community through the development and implementation of public policy relating to health, aged care, children's services, disability services and housing.

Mr Martyn Myer AO (MEngSc 1989)
Alumnus and donor
For service to business and to the community, particularly through contributions to medical research and the establishment of the Florey Neurosciences Institute and through executive and philanthropic roles with a range of organisations.

Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Professor Dennis Altman AM
Former staff member
For service to education as an academic, social and political commentator, and to the community through raising awareness of human rights issues and as a contributor to the development of HIV/AIDS policy.

The Reverend Canon Dr Raymond Cleary AM (DipEd 1970, BEd 1969)
Alumnus
For service to the Anglican Church of Australia, and to the community through executive roles in a range of social justice and welfare organisations.

Mr Albert Dadon AM
Monash supporter and donor
For service to the arts, particularly through the Melbourne Jazz Festival, to the community through philanthropic support for cultural and charitable organisations, and to business.

Dr Andrew Dent AM (MPH 2002)
Alumnus
For service to emergency medicine as an academic, researcher and educator and through administrative roles at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne.
(Dr Dent passed away on 10 June 2008, subsequent to the Awards announcement)

Emeritus Professor Richard Fox AM (LLD 1990)
Alumnus and staff member
For service to the law and to legal education, particularly in the areas of criminal procedure and sentencing.

Mr Paul Gardner AM (BBus 1981)
Alumnus
For service to the community through social welfare organisations addressing youth homelessness and unemployment, to the arts, and to advertising.

Associate Professor Jack Hansky AM
Honorary staff member and board member of the Monash University Medical Foundation
For service to medicine in the field of gastroenterology, particularly through research and clinical practice in the treatment of gastric bleeding, to medical education, and to the community.

Ms Cathryn McKenzie AM (BA 1972, LLB(Hons) 1973)
Alumna
For service to the law and to the community as an advocate for human rights and equal opportunity.

Associate Professor David Paton AM (PhD (Sci) 1980)
Alumnus
For service to conservation and the environment through research into the ecology and behaviour of Australian birds, to the management and restoration of the natural environment, and to education.

Ms Penelope Paton AM (MEnvSc 1978)
Alumna
For service to conservation and the environment through the management of natural resources and ecosystems, and as a contributor to environmental and ornithological research projects.

Professor Stephen Redman AM (PhD (Eng)1967, DSc 1981)
Alumnus
For service to medical science, particularly in the field of experimental neuroscience as an academic and researcher and through contributions to professional organisations.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

Dr Michael Birrell OAM (MBBS 1977)
Alumnus
For service to medicine as a general practitioner in the Point Lonsdale region.

Mrs Adair Bunnett OAM (BA1969, DipEd 1970)
Alumna
For service to the community, particularly through the preservation and promotion of local history and as a proponent of responsible urban development.

Dr Eric Ealey OAM
Former staff member
For service to conservation and the environment.

Dr Sydney Giddy OAM
Monash supporter and donor
For service to medicine as an anaesthetist, and to the community of Ballarat.

Dr Norman James OAM (MBBS 1966)
Alumnus
For service to medicine in the discipline of psychiatry through the development and delivery of mental health services, to professional organisations, and to the community.

Mr Ronald Raab OAM (BEc 1972)
Alumnus
For service to the community through roles with diabetes care organisations, particularly through the development of humanitarian programs with Insulin for Life Australia.

Professor David Wells OAM (MBBS 1976, GradCertHE 2005)
Alumnus and staff member
For service to forensic medicine and to the development of educational and training programs.

Public Service Medal (PSM)

Ms Adele Byrne PSM (BJuris1977, LLB(Hons) 1979)
Alumna
For outstanding public service in the establishment and administration of the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia.

Miss Stephanie Foster PSM (BA(Hons)1987)
Alumna
For outstanding public service in the provision of high level policy advice to government in relation to the deployment of Australian military personnel on overseas operations.

Australian Police Medal (APM)*

Detective Superintendent Richard Grant APM (AssDipA(PolSt) 1995, BA(PoliceSt) 1996)
Alumnus

Assistant Commissioner Brett Pointing APM (BLitt(Hons) 1995, BA(PoliceSt) 1995)
Alumnus

Ambulance Service Medal (ASM)*

Dr Eric Elks ASM (GradCertEd(Secondary) 1996, GradDipEd(Second) 1996)
Alumnus


* Citations are not published for these honours