UNSW Medicine & Health 2022 Australia Day Honours recipients

UNSW Medicine & Health academics, alumni, colleagues and former colleagues have been recognised in the 2022 Australia Day Honours

Emi Berry | 31 Jan 2022

1040 Australians were recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours list. Among them were academics, alumni, colleagues and former colleagues of UNSW Medicine & Health.  

UNSW Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Anne Simmons AM said, “You were nominated by your peers for your achievements and contribution to your community and to Australia. Thank you for your exceptional work and commitment to improve the lives of others.”  

Acting Dean of UNSW Medicine & Health, Professor Sean Emery said, “Civic awards acknowledge the significant and often special contributions of people to our society and communities. We salute this year’s recipients and particularly those whose contributions connect with UNSW Medicine and Health.” 

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

Mr Allan Anforth: For significant service to the law, to social welfare, and to education.  

Associate Professor Kristine Kay Barlow-Stewart: For significant service to medicine in the field of human genetics, and to education.  

Professor Leslie Burnett: Principal Medical Geneticist and Medical Director within the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Conjoint Professor at St Vincent’s Clinical School, UNSW Medicine & Health. For significant service to pathology, to medical research, and to professional societies. 

Professor Geoffrey Paul Delaney: Director of Cancer Services South Western Sydney Local Health District and Conjoint Professor of Radiation Oncology at UNSW Medicine & Health. For significant service to oncology and cancer services, and to tertiary education. 

Professor Brian Michael Draper: Board member and Conjoint Professor School of Psychiatry, UNSW Medicine & Health. For significant service as a psychiatrist to tertiary education, to medicine, and to the community. 

Associate Professor Robert Housley Farnsworth: Conjoint Associate Professor, UNSW Medicine & Health. For significant service to medicine in the field of urology, and to professional associations. 

Professor Mark Stephen Hertzberg: Adjunct Professor of Haemotology at UNSW Medicine & Health. For significant service to haematology, to tertiary education, and to research. 

Professor Emeritus Arie Rotem: UNSW Medicine & Health. For significant service to tertiary education, and to public health. 

The late Professor Geoffrey Symonds: Kirby Institute and Conjoint Professor, UNSW Medicine & Health. For significant service to medical research, particularly through gene therapy. 

Professor Tuan Van Nguyen: For significant service to medical research, to osteoporosis and fracture prevention, and to tertiary education.  

Professor Colin Frederick Robertson: For significant service to medicine, to research, and to professional organisations.  

Professor Sandra Claire Thompson: For significant service to tertiary education, to rural and regional health, and to Indigenous health.  

Dr Alice Ruth Killen: For significant service to medical administration, and to healthcare delivery.  

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

Ms Alice Guay Kang: For service to veterans, and to community health.  

Dr Harald Alexander Pope: For service to medicine through a range of roles. 

Dr Peter Daniel Braude: For service to medicine as a physician.  

Dr Ramin Samali: For service to medicine as an urologist.  

Dr Laurence Eames Budd: For service to medicine as a paediatrician.  

Public Service Medal (PSM) 

Professor Dominic Edmund Dwyer For outstanding public service as an infectious disease expert and public health advisor in New South Wales.  

Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) Navy           

Captain Katherine Ella Tindall Captain Tindall demonstrated conspicuous professional commitment in the development of strategic health policy and leadership of the Defence health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her unwavering devotion to duty, outstanding leadership and professional excellence have inspired health professionals and led to more agile, evidence-based approaches to military health care. This has significantly contributed to the responsiveness and quality of health services to Defence members and commanders. 

UNSW congratulates all the members of its community who received 2022 Australia Day Honours.  

Find the full list of recipients on the Governor-General’s website