UQ community recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

A champion for professional sportswomen and a pioneer for healthcare reform are among members of The University of Queensland community recognised with Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Academics, researchers and alumni were among dozens of recipients bestowed with the honour.

Associate Professor Sarah Jane Kelly is an award-winning teacher, researcher and consultant currently focused on sport, and provides mentorship to sports technology startup companies and to professional sportswomen.

The Associate Professor in Law and Marketing at UQ, and Deputy Chair of the Brisbane Lions AFL Football Club, has been recognised with a Medal in the General Division (OAM).

"It was such a lovely surprise - I feel very honoured and humbled to be in the company of Australians who do extraordinary things," Dr Kelly said.

"I’m grateful for the recognition that this award gives for education and sports administration.

"I love doing research and teaching in both of these sectors because of the impact they can have on the community and people - they’re cross cultural and globally understood for their impact."

Faculty of Medicine’s Professor Claire Jackson was made a Member in the General Division (AM) for significant service to health reform and general practice medicine.

Professor Jackson is Director of both the Centre for Health System Reform and Integration , and of the Primary Care Clinical Unit.

She has devoted the past three decades of her life to health services research and reform and pioneered a new mode of primary care that was used as a prototype nation-wide.

Emeritus Professor David Carter has been recognised for his significant service to tertiary education, and to cultural and literary studies.

Emeritus Professor Carter has been instrumental in teaching and convening the suite of courses in Australian Literature at UQ and his wide-ranging expertise is evident in his leading role as an advisor of higher degree research candidates.

In retirement, he will remain a powerful advocate for this field of research and teaching not only nationally and internationally, but also locally, within the School of Communications and Arts.

Advisory Board Member and Industry Fellow at the Queensland Brain Institute, Médy Hassan has been awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to the building and construction industry.

Mr Hassan is the founder and Managing Director of investment and property group Haus Holdings, co-founder and Director of private equity group Vitae Capital and Executive Chairman and Director of Rural and Regional Health and Medical Group MedCIRC.

His commitment to giving back to industry and the community prompted his involvement with the Advisory Board of the Queensland Brain Institute, where he provides strategic advice on the sustainability of the Institute, research commercialisation and community engagement.

Honorary Professor John Jell has also been made a Member in the General Division (AM) for significant service to environmental science education, and to geological societies.

Professor Jell has had an energetic, dedicated, and distinguished research career, originally nurtured and inspired by UQ pioneer Dorothy Hill.

Other UQ community recipients:

  • Dr Philip Bacon AO, Officer of the Order of Australia, for distinguished service to the arts, to social and cultural organisations, and through support for young artists.
  • Dr Bridget Carty AO, Officer of the Order of Australia, for distinguished service to people who are deaf or hard of hearing, to education and research, and to the community.
  • Professor Christopher Del Mar AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to tertiary education, to health and medical research, and to professional bodies.
  • Mr Roger Dooley AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to community health, to psychology, and to professional societies.
  • Professor Paul Glasziou AO, Officer of the Order of Australia, for distinguished service to medical education and standards, and to evidence-based medical research.
  • Ms Penelope Gordon OAM, Medal of the Order of Australia, for service to the community through social welfare organisations.
  • The Honourable Michael Grant AO, Officer of the Order of Australia, for distinguished service to the law, and to the judiciary, particularly as Chief Justice of the Northern Territory.
  • Mr Peter Irwin AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to tertiary education and to geography, and to the community of Newcastle.
  • Professor Claire Jackson AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to primary health reform, and to general practice medicine.
  • Associate Professor Sarah Kelly OAM, Medal of the Order of Australia, for service to tertiary education, and to sports administration.
  • Mr Richard Kenny OAM, Medal of the Order of Australia, for service to rifle and pistol shooting, and to veterans.
  • Mr John Kotzas AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to the performing arts as an administrator and artistic director.
  • The Reverend Dr Cecilie Lander AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to neurological medicine, and to the Anglican Church of Australia.
  • The Reverend Dr Mervyn Lander AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to paediatric medicine, and to the Anglican Church of Australia.
  • Mr Adam Lo OAM, Medal of the Order of Australia, for service to mental health, and to the multicultural community of Queensland.
  • Emeritus Professor Toni Makkai AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to tertiary education, and to public administration.
  • Dr Erica McWilliam AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to education, and to pedagogy and gender equity.
  • His Honour Judge Kerry O'Brien AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to the law, and to the judiciary in Queensland.
  • Dr Barry O'Loughlin AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to medicine and to medical administration.
  • Emeritus Professor Lester Peters AO, Officer of the Order of Australia, for distinguished service to medicine, particularly to radiation oncology, and to professional medical groups.
  • Mr David Rickards OAM, Medal of the Order of Australia, for service to the not-for-profit sector, and to the environment.
  • Dr David Rowlands OAM, Medal of the Order of Australia, for service to medicine in general practice.
  • Mrs Elizabeth Scarce AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to the community of South Australia through a range of roles.
  • Ms Alison Sherry OAM, Medal of the Order of Australia, for service to the community through a range of organisations.
  • Dr Gillian Sparkes AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to environmental sustainability, and to public administration.
  • Dr Charles Steadman AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to tertiary medical education, and to gastroenterology.
  • Dr Albert Tan AM, Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to tertiary dental education, and to periodontics.
  • Dr Philip Vardy OAM, Medal of the Order of Australia, for service to sailing.

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