King’s Birthday Honours for UQ community

This article will continue to be updated to include members of the UQ community named on the King’s Birthday Honours List.

An expert in business and information technology is among members of The University of Queensland community named in the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours List.

UQ researchers, academics, alumni and philanthropists are among 737 Australians recognised for their service.

Former UQ staff member, Emeritus Professor Ron Weber was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to tertiary education, to accounting and information system development, and to professional associations.

"I am very honoured to have received the Award. With so many people making wonderful contributions to our communities, however, I still don’t have a good answer to the question: ’Why me’’" Emeritus Professor Weber said.

"Awards are usually an outcome of the support an awardee receives throughout their life from many people. As an academic, my supporters have been family, friends, colleagues, and students - I am most grateful to them all."

Other members of the extended UQ community include :

Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
  • Ms Felicity Young has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to public health, particularly to those living with HIV/AIDS, and to gender equality and human rights.


Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
  • Ms Margaret Allison has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to public administration, and to the community.
  • Ms Roslyn Curtis has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to education, and to professional associations.
  • Dr John De Groot has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the law, to tertiary education, and to the community.


  • Ms Vanessa Elliott has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the Indigenous community, to the mining industry, and to public administration.

  • Professor Glen Gole has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to ophthalmology, to tertiary education, and to professional organisations.
  • Associate Professor Anthony Holley has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to intensive care and emergency medicine.
  • Professor Elizabeth Kendall has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to rehabilitation research, to people with disability, and to tertiary education.
  • Ms Linda Kochanski has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the law, particularly dispute resolution, and to tertiary education.
  • The Honourable Ann Lyons has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the judiciary, to the law, and to the community.
  • Dr Brendan Moore has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to anaesthesiology, and to pain medicine.
  • Emeritus Professor Michael Pender has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to medicine, particularly neurology and multiple sclerosis research, and to tertiary education.
  • The Reverend Dr Charles Ringma has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to theology, to the community, and to youth.
  • Professor Gregory Scalia has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to cardiology as a clinician, academic and mentor.
  • Professor Andrew Stephen has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to business marketing research and development
  • Emeritus Professor Ronald Weber has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to tertiary education, to accounting and information system development, and to professional associations.


Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
  • Dr Belinda Clarke (Hunter) has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to medicine, particularly pathology.
  • Ms Tania Frazer has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to music as a soloist and chamber musician.
  • Ms Shauna Hicks has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to community history.
  • Dr Janine Philippa O’Keeffe (Porter-Steele) has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to nursing.
  • Mrs Suzanne Roberts has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to music, and to secondary education.


Public Service Medal (PSM)
  • Mr James Eynstone-Hinkins has been awarded a Public Service Medal (PSM) for outstanding public service through his substantial contribution to the Australian Government in the field of data and statistics in public health, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Mr Gary McCahon has been awarded a Public Service Medal (PSM) for outstanding public service to corrective services in New South Wales and Queensland.


Information on the awardees is available on the Governor-General’s website.