2020 Queen's Birthday Honours

Congratulations to the alumni, current and former La Trobe staff who were recognised with a 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honour.

Congratulations to the La Trobe alumni, along with current and former staff, who have been recognised with a 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honour.

This year, one of our Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, Dr Susan Mayes (Bachelor of Applied Science – Physiotherapy, 1990; Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy, 1996; PhD in Health Science, 2017), was recognised with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to physiotherapy, particularly to professional ballet dancers.

Dr Mayes is a La Trobe physiotherapy alumna, Adjunct Research Fellow at La Trobe University’s School of Allied Health and an internationally respected physiotherapist, teacher and mentor, having held the position of Principal Physiotherapist and Medical Team Manager for The Australian Ballet since 1997.

Dr Mayes is an inspirational leader, world-class researcher and generous mentor. She is recognised as a leader in the field of physiotherapy – particularly in areas of rehabilitation, injury management and injury prevention – and is a renowned expert in dance health.

Another special congratulations goes to La Trobe alumnus Mr Scott Pape (Bachelor of Business, 2001), who was recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the community and to financial education.

Popularly known as The Barefoot Investor, Mr Pape is a former investment advisor who authored the Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need, and most recently his book for parents, The Barefoot Investor For Families: The Only Kids’ Money Guide You’ll Ever Need. Having sold over a million copies of his book, his financial advice has had a significant impact throughout Australia.

We would like to recognise and congratulate:

Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Dr Alagappa Arumugam AM: Graduate Diploma in Health Administration, 1985
for significant service to medicine, to psychiatric health care, and to professional groups.

Dr Susan Mayes AM: Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), 1990; Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy, 1996; PhD (Health Science) 2017
for significant service to physiotherapy, particularly to professional ballet dancers.

Mr Christopher Stoltz AM: Diploma of Civil Engineering, 1973
for significant service to engineering, and to charitable and emergency medical organisations.

Ms Catherine Wood AM: Bachelor of Arts (Sociology),1979
for significant service to the superannuation sector, to women, and to trade unions.

Dr Rebecca Johnson AM: Doctor of Philosophy (Genetics), 2000
for significant service to wildlife forensic science, and to young women scientists.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

Mrs Maria Boland OAM: Graduate Certificate in Breast Cancer Nursing, 2005; Postgraduate Diploma of Nursing Science in Breast Care, 2007
for service to nursing.

Ms Maree Duffield OAM: Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy, 1992
for service to the community of Hobsons Bay.

Professor Graham McDowell OAM: Former staff, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
for service to the dairy industry, and to education.

Mr David McKenzie OAM: Bachelor of Economics, 1980
for service to community health, and to federal and local government.

Mr Scott Pape OAM: Bachelor of Business, 2001
for service to the community, and to financial education.

Ms Elizabeth Telford OAM: Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) 1980; Bachelor of Social Work, 1983; Master of Family Therapy, 2007; Postgraduate Diploma in Family Therapy, 2001
for service to people living with polio, and to the community.

Mr Richard Thomson OAM: Bachelor of Education, 1977
for service to the conservation of Australian native orchids.

Ms Julie Millowick OAM: Former staff
for service to the visual arts, particularly to photography.

Public Service Medal (PSM)

Miss Christina Asquini PSM: Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), 1983
for outstanding public service to innovative policy design and service delivery in Victoria.

Dr Graeme Emonson PSM: Doctor of Philosophy (Business Administration), 2014
for outstanding public service to local government in Victoria.

Bar to the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC)

Ms Jennifer Lumsden CSC: Bachelor of Nursing, 1994; Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing), 1988
for outstanding achievement in Specialist Reserve health services for the Australian Defence Force.

Australian Police Medal (APM)

Superintendent Jenny Wilson APM: Bachelor of Arts (Legal Studies and Sociology), 2004

Australian Corrections Medal

Mr Mario Nuzzo: Bachelor of Arts, 1988

Photo credit (L-R): Maria Boland by Metro North Hospital and Health Service; Scott Pape (supplied); Susan Mayes by La Trobe University,

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