Queen’s Birthday Honours

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.

2016 recipients

Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)

Dr Ian Watt AC: MEc, PhD (Business)
For eminent service to the community through public sector leadership and administration, to innovative and effective governance, program delivery and policy reform, and to the promotion of workplace diversity.

Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

Dr Anthony Radford AO: BSci (BioSc), BSc (Hons)(BioSc), PhD (BioSc)
For distinguished service to science and global public health through innovation, research and development of technology to diagnose tuberculosis.

Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Dr Elizabeth Finkel AM: La Trobe staff member
For significant service to the print media as a science journalist and author, and as a supporter of a range of not-for-profit organisations.

Professor Vicki Bitsika AM: BBSc (Hons)
For significant service to tertiary education in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders, as an academic, and as a supporter of people with disabilities.

Dr Kevin Donnelly AM: BA/DipEd, MEd, PhD (Education)
For significant service to education as a researcher and author, to national curriculum development, and to professional organisations.

Mr Dennis O'Hoy AM: (Bendigo School of Mines)
For significant service to the community of Bendigo, particularly through heritage preservation organisations, and to tertiary education.

Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos AM: La Trobe staff member
For significant service to integrative medicine, to health practitioner standards and regulation, to medical education, and to the environment.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

Professor Leo Jago OAM: BEc
For service to the tourism industry, and to education.

Dr Mary Jo Fortuna OAM: BA (SocSci), BAHons, PhD (Arts), La Trobe staff member
For service to the community, and to tertiary education.

Public Service Medal (PSM)

Mr John Insana PSM: GradDipCrimStudies, BSW
For outstanding public service through leadership roles in community correctional service in Victoria, and to the development and delivery of reform initiatives.

Australian Police Medal (APM)

Supt Stuart Bateson APM: GradCertFraudInv

Emergency Services Medal (ESM)

Mr Ross Wilkinson ESM: GradDipVET

For information on previous years please contact the Alumni and Advancement Office at alumni@latrobe.edu.au