Queen's Birthday Honours 2019

La Trobe University offers warm congratulations to all those in the La Trobe community who have been recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

These significant contributions extend across the fields of medicine, community health, international relations, higher education, history, music, business, government, and community involvement.

More than 20 staff members, alumni and former staff members received honours, including four current La Trobe staff members.

La Trobe staff members:

Dr Penny Davies AM,was recognised for significant service to higher education, and to community health.

Professor Gilah Leder AM, was recognised for significant service to higher education, and to the Jewish community of Victoria.

Associate Professor Michael Murray AM, was recognised for significant service to geriatric medicine as a clinician and educator.

Dr Dianne Winkler AM,was recognised for significant service to people with a disability.

Full list:


Officer in the Order of Australia (AO)

  • Dr Megan-Jane Johnstone
  • Dr Geoffrey Raby

Member (AM) in the Order of Australia

  • Professor Margaret Abernethy
  • Mr David Buttner
  • Dr Penelope Davies
  • Ms Kim Koop
  • Emeritus Professor Gilah Leder
  • Dr James Lucas
  • Dr Rosalind McMillan
  • Dr Helen Moore
  • Associate Professor Michael Murray
  • Dr Dianne Winkler

Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia

  • Dr Michael Biggs
  • Mr Graeme Budd
  • Dr Janice Davies
  • Mrs Elizabeth Giffard
  • Dr Terry Grigg
  • Mr James Lerk
  • Dr Deborah Towns
  • Mr Graeme Wall

Public Service Medal

  • Dr Rebecca Kogios

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