Past award winners

Honorary Doctorates

Emeritus Laureate Professor

Emeritus Professor

University Fellows 

Honorary Doctorates

Council confers the degree of Doctor of the University in recognition of distinction by the person in public service or service to the University, or in recognition of distinguished contribution by the person in a field of academic endeavour and in accordance with University policy Honorary Degrees. 

2017

  • The Hon Julia Gillard AC
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd)
  • Mr Kevin O'Loughlin OAM
  • The Hon John Mansfield AM QC
  • Dr Ian Gould AM
  • Mrs Janet Holmes à Court AC  
  • Emeritus Professor MaryAnn Bin-Sallik AO
  • Mr Thomas Keneally AO

2016

  • Mr Jack Manning Bancroft
  • Professor Gary Banks AO
  • Mrs Marie Coleman AO
  • Ms Evonne Goolagong Cawley AO MBE
  • Ms Maggie Beer AM
  • Professor Lord Anthony Giddens
  • Mr John Barry Humphries AO CBE

2015

  • Professor Robyn Williams AM
  • Professor Gerald Goodhardt

2014 

  • Dr Wolf Blass AM
  • Major General Charles Bolden Jr.
  • Professor Peter Høj
  • Dr Anne Summers AO
  • Sir Terence Pratchett OBE (deceased)
  • Dr Jane Goodall DBE
  • The Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO
  • Professor Brian Burdekin AO
  • Professor Mary McAleese
  • Mr Vinton G Cerf
  • Mr Peter Gabriel

2013

  • Mr Sydney Ball (deceased)
  • The Honourable Robyn Layton AO QC
  • Mr Michael Heard
  • The Honourable Alexander Downer AC

2012

  • Ms Fiona Hall AO

2011

  • Ms Alice McCleary
  • Professor Ashis Nandy
  • Emeritus Professor Maxwell Brennan AO
  • Mr Jeffrey Smart AO (deceased)

2010

  • Adjunct Professor Neil Bryans
  • Professor Brian Vincent

2009

  • Mr David Klingberg AO
  • Mr Martin Albrecht AC
  • Professor Jarl Rosenholm

2008

  • Dr Pamela Ryan OAM
  • Mr Milton Moon AM

2007

  • Professor Leanna Read
  • Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC
  • Professor Don Bursill AM
  • Dr Ron Radford AM

2006

  • Mr Norton Jackson, AM  (deceased)
  • Mr Mike Rann, AC
  • Hon Susan Ryan, AO

2005

  • Professor Andrew Ehrenberg (deceased)
  • Professor Frank Bass (deceased)
  • Dr Julian Burnside, QC
  • Mr Leon Davis, AO
  • Professor R Natarajan
  • Dr Gregor Ramsey AM
  • Dr Simon Wong  

2004

  • Mr Phillip Adams, AO
  • Mr Stephen Page, AM

2003

  • Professor Zhang Xiaowei
  • Mr Maurice de Rohan, AO OBE (deceased)
  • Dr Yuan Tseh Lee
  • Dr Alfred Huang, AM

2002

  • Ms Dagmar Egen, AM
  • Prof Eleanor Ramsay (deceased)

2001

  • Hon Justice Michael Kirby, AC CMG  

2000

  • Dr Patricia Crook, AO
  • Adjunct Prof Lyndsay Connors AM
  • Dr Malcolm Kinnaird AC (deceased)
  • Mr Rick Allert, AO
  • Mr Kym Bonython, AC  (deceased)

1999

  • Professor Lyndall Ryan
  • Dr Colin Thiele, AC (deceased)
  • The Hon Dr Basil Hetzel, AC (deceased)

1998

  • Mr Nelson Mandela (deceased)
  • Hon RJL Hawke AC
  • Mr Bruce Webb (deceased)
  • Dr Julian Clark
  • Ms Ruth Tuck, AO (deceased)
  • Dr Don Williams, AO (deceased)
  • Dr Alice Rigney (deceased)

1997

  • Mr Daniel Thomas, AM
  • Ms Sue Vardon, AO
  • Mr John Moriarty, AM
  • Hon Justice Samuel Jacobs, AO (deceased)
  • Dr S (Max) Richards  

1996

  • Mr Archie Barton, AM (deceased) 
  • Dr Betty Davis, AM (deceased)
  • Hon Justice John Von Doussa AO QC
  • Ms Wendy McCarthy, AO
  • Hon  Dr John Dawkins, AO
  • Sir Eric Neal, AC, CVO  

1995

  • Ms Doreen Kartinyeri (deceased)
  • Dr David Pank AM (deceased)
  • Dr Christobel Mattingley, AM
  • Dr James CY Soong  

1994

  • Ms Anne Deveson, AO (deceased)
  • Mr Gavin Walkley, AM (deceased)
  • Mr John Uhrig, AC
  • Dame Roma Mitchell, AC, DBE (deceased)

1993

  • Mr John McDonald AM (deceased)
  • Dr Jean Blackburn, AO (deceased)
  • Professor Lowitja O’Donoghue, AC, CBE, DSJ
  • Ms Alison Crook, AO
  • Dr James May  

Emeritus Laureate Professor

The title of Emeritus Laureate Professor is an honour conferred by the University on a retired academic staff member holding the title of Emeritus Professor in recognition of distinguished service to the University. Award Recipient is

2012

  • Emeritus Laureate Professor John Ralston AO

Emeritus Professor

The title of Emeritus Professor is an honour conferred by the University on a retired academic staff member holding the title of Professor in recognition of distinguished service to the University and in accordance with University policy Emeritus Professor.  Award Recipients are:

2017

  • Emeritus Professor Claire Woods
  • Emeritus Professor Roger Harris
  • Emeritus Professor David Corkindale
  • Emeritus Professor Kerin O'Dea AO
  • Emeritus Professor Richard Head

2016

  • Emeritus Professor Suzanne Franzway
  • Emeritus Professor Kay Lawrence
  • Emeritus Professor Mervyn Lewis

2015

  • Emeritus Professor Barbara Pocock
  • Emeritus Professor Bruce Johnson

2014

  • Emeritus Professor Gerry Griffin

2012 

  • Emeritus Professor Roger Smart
  • Emeritus Professor Andrew Gilbert  AM
  • Emeritus Professor Michael Taylor 

2011

  • Emeritus Professor Mary Barton AO
  • Emeritus Hilary Winchester

2010  

  • Emeritus Professor Stephen Hamnett
  • Emeritus Professor Philip Howlett
  • Emeritus Professor Dorothy Scott OAM 

2009

  • Emeritus Professor Alan Reid AM
  • Emeritus Professor Marjory Ebbeck

2008

  • Emeritus Professor Michael Rowan
  • Emeritus Professor Paul Hughes AM FACE

2007 

  • Emeritus Professor Bruce King
  • Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC
  • Emeritus Professor Robin King 

2006 

  • Emeritus Professor Ian Davey
  • Emeritus Professor Alison Mackinnon AM
  • Emeritus Professor Robert Crotty 

2004

  • Emeritus Professor Kevin O’Brien

2003

  • Emeritus Professor Kym Adey AM

2002

  • Emeritus Professor Freda Briggs AM (deceased)
  • Emeritus Professor Ruth Grant AM

2000

  • Emeritus Professor Michael Miller AO
  • Emeritus Professor Lloyd Sansom  AO

1999

  • Emeritus Professor Henry d’Assumpcao AO FTSE

1998 

  • Emeritus Professor Colin Bourke
  • Emeritus Professor David Lee
  • Emeritus Professor David Robinson
  • Emeritus Professor Robert Smyth
  • Emeritus Professor Kenneth Atkins (deceased) 

1997

  • Emeritus Professor Robert Northcote (deceased)

1992

  • Emeritus Professor Alan Mead OBE (deceased)

University Fellows

Council confers the Honorary Award of University Fellow in recognition of substantial continuous support for the University and in accordance with University policy University Fellows.  Award Recipients are 

2017

  • Ms Ruth Blenkiron

2016

  • Mr Barry Pearce

2015

  • Dr Anna Ciccarelli
  • Mr Bruce Linn AM
  • Mr Theo Maras AM

2014 

  • Ms Elizabeth Ho OAM
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Adrian Vicery
  • Adjunct Professor Dennis Mulcahy  

2013

  • Mr Terry Weston
  • Mr Bill Cossey AM (deceased)

2010

  • Ms Jan Lowe
  • Mr Peter Smith

2009

  • Dr Kia Ngee Chew

2008

  • Mr Kelvin Trimper

2007

  • Mr Stephen Hains
  • Mrs Li Yian Lin

2006

  • Mr Andrew Chen
  • Mr Yeong Chee Meng

2005  

  • Mr Ian Hardy AM
  • Mr Gordon Ingkatji (deceased)
  • Professor Jong Taik Lee (deceased)

2004 

  • Mrs Elizabeth (Liz) Watson (deceased)
  • Mr Eric Granger
  • Dr Lewis O’Brien AO
  • Dr Geoff Wood 

2002

  • Mr Wallace Cameron

1999

  • Mr Norton Jackson, AM (deceased)
  • Mr Frank Lampard OAM
  • Mr John Heard AM
  • Mr Earle Scott, OAM  (deceased)
  • Mr Malcolm Colegate
  • Mr Richard (Dick) Fidock. AO

Areas of study and research

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