Centenary of Federation Medal

  • Professor Mark Finnane was awarded a Centenary of Federation Medal in 2003 for service to Australian society and the humanities in history.
  • Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2002 for contributions to the understanding of climate change and environmental issues. He was also made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2001 for services to science and technology and for contributing to public understanding of environmental issues.
  • Emeritus Professor David Thomas Pegg was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001 for service to Australian society and science through theoretical physics and quantum mechanics.

2017 Australian of the Year

  • Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim was awarded 2017 Australian of the Year. An inspirational scientist and international leader in stem cell research, and a global authority on the human sense of smell and the biology of nasal cells, Professor Mackay-Sim's research has championed the use of stem cells to understand the biological bases of brain disorders and diseases such as schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease and Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia.

Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AC)

  • Professor Jenny Martin was appointed a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2018 for eminent service to science, and to scientific research, particularly in the field of biochemistry and protein crystallography applied to drug-resistant bacteria, as a role model, and as an advocate for gender equality in science.
  • Professor Ian O'Connor was appointed a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2017 for eminent service to tertiary education, particularly to the strategic development of national and international university initiatives, and to the community through engagement in social policy, child welfare and juvenile justice research.

Officers in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO)

  • Professor Suzanne Chambers was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2018 for distinguished service to medical research, particularly in the area pf psycho-oncology, and to community health through patient care strategies to assist men with prostrate cancer.
  • Emeritus Professor Lesley Chenoweth was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2015 for distinguished service to higher education, particularly in the area of social work, as an academic and administrator, and as a leading supporter of people living with disabilities.
  • Professor Allan Cripps was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2015 for distinguished service to tertiary education as a senior administrator, and to public health as a leading immunologist, academic and researcher in the area of mucosal immunisation.
  • Professor Diego De Leo was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2012 for service to medicine in the field of psychiatry as a researcher and through the creation of national and international strategies for suicide prevention.
  • Professor Ross Homel was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2009 for service to education, particularly in the field of criminology, through research into the causes of crime, early intervention and prevention methods.
  • Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2001 for services to science and technology and for contributing to public understanding of environmental issues and was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2002 for contributions to environmental science.
  • Emeritus Professor Bill Lovegrove was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2017 for distinguished service to leadership in the tertiary education sector, to developing academia in regional areas, and to cooperative research in a variety of fields.
  • Emeritus Professor Colin Mackerras was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2007 for service to Asian studies and international relations, particularly in the field of Chinese society, culture and language.
  • Mr Chris Madden was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2015 for distinguished service to tertiary education, to the strengthening of collaborative international education partnerships and cultural cooperation, and as an educator, role model and mentor.
  • Emeritus Professor Sue Spence was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia 2016 for distinguished service to mental health research, particularly to prevention and treatment in young people, to tertiary education, and as a mentor.
  • Professor Donald Stewart was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia 2018 for distinguished service to education as an academic and researcher, and to Australia-Indonesia relations through public health improvement projects
  • Emeritus Professor Nancy Viviani was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2015 for distinguished service to tertiary education and international relations as a scholar, teacher and author and, as an advocate for Australia's engagement with the Asian region.
  • Emeritus Professor Roy Webb was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2003 for service to tertiary education as an administrator, to the development of a range of initiatives aimed at addressing specific community and student needs, and to fostering relationships between university and government instrumentalities.
  • Emeritus Professor Patrick Weller was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2002 for service to education and the community through research in the areas of political science and public administration and to extending understanding of the role of executive government.
  • Dr Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2018 for service to tertiary education in the field of action research and learning as an academic, author and mentor, and to professional bodies.

Members in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM)

  • Emeritus Professor Des Connell was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2012 for service to environmental chemistry and public health and to education as an academic, researcher and author.
  • Emeritus Professor Denis Crane was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2018 for significant service to education in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology, as an academic and researcher, and to scientific bodies.
  • Professor Janet Delpratt was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2009 for service to the performing arts and to music education as a teacher of voice.
  • Emeritus Professor Pat Hoffie was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2018 for significant service to the visual arts, and to education, as an academic, and as a contributor to a range of cultural institutions and associations
  • Emeritus Professor Merv Hyde was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 1994 for service in the field of education for the deaf in Australia and Indonesia.
  • Emeritus Professor Lesley Johnson was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2010 for service to education as a leading academic, administrator and author, particularly in the fields of cultural history and feminist studies and through the establishment of research centres for a range of disciplines.
  • Professor Roger Kitching was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2010 for service to conservation science as an academic, researcher and educator, particularly in the field of tropical rainforest ecology and ecosystem management.
  • Emeritus Professor Marilyn McMeniman was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 1997 for service to education in the fields of curriculum theory and practice, language acquisition, research and administration.
  • Emeritus Professor Des Power was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 1993 for service to education, to deafness studies and to research.
  • Professor John Robert O'Toole was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2004 for significant service to drama in education, as a lecturer, author, mentor and researcher
  • Professor Ron Quinn was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2009 for service to scientific research, particularly in the field of chemistry as a leader in the development of therapeutic compounds from marine organisms and plant materials.
  • Emeritus Professor Calvin Rose was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2009 for service to education in the areas of soil and water conservation and to the promotion of environmental science.
  • Professor Julianne Schultz was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2009 for service to the community as a journalist, writer, editor and academic, to fostering debate on issues affecting society, and to professional ethics and accountability.
  • Professor Paul Simshauser was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2019 for significant service to the energy sector through executive roles, applied economics and policy research.
  • Professor Kristine Toohey was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2012 for service to sport as an academic and researcher and through contributions to professional organisations.
  • Professor Richard Wortley was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2018 for significant service to criminology and psychology through the development of security and crime science education.

Medal in the General Division of the Order of Australia (OAM)

  • Professor Paul Martin was appointed a Medal in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2015 for service to medicine in the field of psychology.

Companion of The Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG)

  • Emeritus Professor Newell Walter Johnson was was appointed a Companion of The Order of Saint Michael and Saint Georgem Diplomatic Service and Overseas List in 2011 for service to oral medicine and to public health internationally.