La Trobe Queen's Birthday honours

Congratulations to members of the La Trobe community who received Queen's Birthday Honours for leadership and service to the community across various sectors.

La Trobe University's track record for excellence, access and diversity is exemplified by the achievements of our alumni and our staff who continue to demonstrate commitment to building social capital in Victoria and beyond.

Congratulations to members of the La Trobe community who received Queen's Birthday Honours for leadership and service to the community across various sectors.

2015 recipients

Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Mrs Dianne Gardiner AM: BEd Education (Bundoora)For significant service to public administration, particularly in the heritage preservation and historical museum sectors, and to education.

Mr David Tongway AM: Diploma of Applied Chemistry (Bendigo School of Mines)For significant service to science and research in the area of land management through the development of Landscape Function Analysis.

Professor Robert Cattrall AM: Emeritus Professor La Trobe UniversityFor service to science, particularly analytical chemistry, as an academic, educator, researcher and author, and to cricket.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)                                                                    

Mr Kevin Culliver OAM: BA Legal StudiesFor service to rugby union in Victoria, and to school sports.

Mr Francis Peck OAM: BEd Education (Bundoora)For service to education, and to professional organisations.

Professor Martin Westbrooke OAM: PhD(BioSc), MSc(Rsch)(BiolSc) Botany, MicrobiologyEmeritus Professor (Federation University Australia)
For service to ecology, and to environmental management.

Dr Susan White OAM: PhD(PhysSc) Geology. Former Lecturer, Dept of Environmental Science, La Trobe UniversityFor service to science, particularly to speleology, and to youth.

Mrs Helen Worladge OAM: BEd Education(Bundoora)For service to education, and to disadvantaged youth.

Mr Justin Coburn OAM: Former La Trobe University staff member For service to the community, particularly to indigenous peoples nationally and internationally.

Mr Desmond Kennard OAM: Former La Trobe University staff memberFor service to the visual arts, particularly to the museums and galleries sector.

Mr Mark Brandon OAM: Former Member - Board of Management, Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, La Trobe UniversityFor service to public administration, and to health and aged care standards.

Mr Gregory Levine OAM: Former mentor of Law Students, La Trobe UniversityFor service to the law and the judiciary, to children, and to professional legal organisations.

Public Service Medal (PSM)

Mr Andrew Grant PSM: MBAFor outstanding public service to water supply and distribution in the South West Tablelands of New South Wales.

Mrs Susan Christophers PSM: BEd Education (Bundoora)For outstanding public service to education in Victoria through policy making and leadership, including overseeing substantial growth in the international student program in Victorian Government schools.

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