Deakin congratulates 2019 Australia Day Honours recipients

Media release
26 January 2019

Deakin University congratulates all members of the Deakin community recognised as part of the 2019 Australia Day Honours announced today. The University is proud of the contributions and achievements of our alumni, staff and former staff, supporters and friends of Deakin.​

Deakin particularly congratulates Alfred Deakin Professor David Crawford, Head of the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, and Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), former Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Chair of the Academic Board Professor Daryl Le Grew, Associate Professor Sonia Allan of Deakin Law School and Professor Jennifer McIntosh from the School of Psychology on their honours.

Professor Crawford has more than 35 years of experience in public health research. His research has focused on improving the population's health through promoting nutrition and physical activity in children and adults.

Under Professor Crawford's leadership, Deakin's School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences was ranked the "world's best" Sport Science school or department in 2016 and 2017, and has been recognised as Australia's best for the past three years.

Professor Crawford was named a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher (previously known as Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher) in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Professor Crawford is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and a Fellow of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Speaking at the first anniversary celebration for IPAN in 2017, Professor Crawford said: "The chronic disease epidemic that we're seeing occurring internationally is a complex problem. It's important that we're all working together to address this. IPAN has a lot to offer in collaboration with its stakeholders to deal with these issues and I think working together, the future is bright."

On receiving an Australia Day honour, Professor Crawford said he was "surprised and thrilled to receive an Order of Australia honour".

"I've been privileged to be part of a great team at Deakin," he said. "And over the past 35 years to have had the chance to work with organisations like the Heart Foundation, Cancer Council, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and State and Federal governments, who like IPAN, are committed to promoting population health."

Deakin Law School's Associate Professor Sonia Allan has also been recognised for her contribution to education and the law with the Medal of the Order of Australia.

A Churchill Fellow and a Global Health Law Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center in 2011, her widely-published work examines the ethical, legal, and social issues raised by certain health matters, the regulation of emerging and existing health technologies, and public and global health law. Associate Professor Allan is also the creator of Health Law Central, a community information website on health law.

Professor Jennifer McIntosh has been named a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia, for services to Developmental Psychology including research and practice in the Family Law field, assessing developmental harms for young children of high conflict and violent separation, and designing new interventions for assisting parents to be more mindful of managing the impact of conflict on their children.

Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander AO said Professor Crawford, Associate Professor Allan and Professor McIntosh's honours were a testament to their leadership and the valuable contributions that their research and advocacy is having on the community.

"Professor Crawford and his team are not only addressing real world issues through their current research, they are also training future generations of health professionals to find solutions to some of our most complex and debilitating health problems into the future," Professor den Hollander said.

"Associate Professor Allan's leadership of the South Australian review into Assisted Reproduction Legislation is creating a positive legacy for generations of families and her teaching is helping to develop Deakin's law students as some of the finest in Australia.

"And Professor McIntosh's work in the area of conflict and harm holds great promise in helping to improve outcomes for children and families."

Deakin's Australia Day honour recipients

Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AC)

Professor Rhonda Louise Galbally AC - For eminent service to the advancement of social equity, particularly to the health and welfare of people with a disability, and to the community.

Mrs Pauline Gandel AC – For eminent service to the community through humanitarian, philanthropic and fundraising endeavours, to social inclusion, and to Australia-Japan relations.

Mr Carrillo Baillieu Gantner AC – For eminent service to the community through professional involvement in, and philanthropic support for, the performing and visual arts, and to Australia-Asia cultural exchange.

The Honourable Justice Michelle Marjorie Gordon AC - For eminent service to the judiciary, and to the law, to legal education and judicial administration, as a role model, and to the community:

Chair, School of Law Academic Advisory Board, 2008-2013.
Member, Advisory Panel, Faculty of Law and Business, 2001.

Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Bordier Hoj AC – For eminent service to higher education and to science, particularly to the commercialisation of research, and to policy development and reform.

The Honourable Justice Geoffrey Arthur Nettle AC - For eminent service to the judiciary, and to the law, to criminal and civil appeals reform, to legal education, and to professional standards.


Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO)

Professor Daryl John Le Grew AO - For distinguished service to education, to research infrastructure development, and to architecture:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), 1994-1998.
Chairman, Academic Board, 1992-1998.
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic), 1993-1994.
Dean, Faculty of Design and Technology, 1992-1993.
Professor of Architecture, 1986-1998.

Mrs Lyn Mary Swinburne AO – For distinguished service to women's health through advocacy roles, to public health governance, and to the community of Melbourne.

Professor Melanie Ann Wakefield AO - For distinguished service to medical research in the fields of population health and cancer prevention, and as a mentor.


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

Group Captain Stuart James Bellingham AM – For exceptional service in Joint air - land terminal attack systems development; support to operations; and major airborne capability sustainment for the Australian Defence Force.

Ms Mary Josephine Capps AM – For significant service to performing arts administration, particularly to music, and to business.

Professor David Andrew Crawford AM - For significant service to science, education and research in the field of public health nutrition:

Head, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, since 2008.
Co-Director, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), since 2016.
Director, Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN), 2005-2016.
Personal Chair, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, since 2005.
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Health, 2011.
Acting Head, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, 2007-2008.
Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences/Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, 2002-2004.
Heart Foundation Nutrition Research Fellow, School of Health Sciences, 2000-2001.
NHMRC Public Health Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Human Movement (1996-1998) and School of Health
Sciences (1999), 1996-1999.

The Honourable Justice Clyde Elliott Croft AM - For significant service to the law, and to the judiciary, particularly through commercial arbitration.

Dr Ian Edwin Dickson AM - For significant service to higher education in the fields of chemistry and the information sciences:

Associate Professor.
President, DeakinUS, 1998-2003.
Director Business Development, Deakin Prime, 1993-1998.

Professor Richard Krever AM - For significant service to legal education, to taxation law and policy reform, and through advisory roles.

Professor Jennifer Elaine McIntosh AM - For significant service to medicine, particularly child developmental psychology.

Brigadier Anthony John Rawlins AM – For exceptional service as the Director General Military Strategic Commitments and Commander 7th Combat Brigade.

Professor Lynette Wendy Russell AM - For significant service to higher education, particularly Indigenous history, and to professional organisations.

​Brigadier David John Wainwright AM – For exceptional service in the appointments of Director General Special Operations Capability; Chief of Operations, Headquarters Resolute Support, Operation HIGHROAD; and Director General Future Land Warfare Branch, Army Headquarters.


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

Dr Sonia Allan OAM - For service to tertiary education, and to the law:

Associate Professor of Health Law, Faculty of Business and Law, since 2017.
Senior Lecturer, Deakin Law School, 2008-2013.

Mrs Marilyn Meg Blake OAM - For service to the community through healthcare fundraising.

Air Commodore Philip Darcy Byrne (Retd) OAM - For service to the community through a range of organisations.

Mr Peter William Colliver OAM - For service to the community.

Ms Lauraine Beth Diggins OAM- For service to the museums and galleries sector.

Mr Haileluel Gebre-Selassie OAM - For service to the African community of Victoria.

Mr Warwick John Hadfield OAM - For service to broadcast media as a journalist:

Member, Smart Geelong Network (now disbanded), 2007-2016;
Founder, Harrison Lecture for Innovation and Research, and The Barry Jones Medal, since 2012.
Founding Member/Editor, newsletter 'lnvenio'.
Founder, Three Minute Thesis competition.
Member, Alfred Deakin Research Institute.
Past Guest Lecturer.

Mr David Cyril Heazlewood OAM - For service to the community through a range of roles.

Dr Bernard Maurice Jenner OAM - For service to the community of the Barwon region.

Mr John Graeme Jennings OAM - For service to community history.

Mr Andrew Frank Jessop OAM - For service to the community.

Ms Melva Johnson OAM - For service to the Indigenous community of Victoria.

Mr Terrence James Luthy (Jim) OAM - For service to the community.

Mr John Richard Mason OAM - For service to the community.

Dr Stanley John Menzies OAM - For service to the communities of South West Victoria.

Dr Kerry Ann Peart OAM - For service to nursing.

Ms Ailsa Beth Ripper (Beth) OAM - For service to conservation and the environment.

Ms Rebecca Jane Scott OAM - For service to the community through social welfare organisations.

Mrs Jennifer Star OAM – For service to education.

Mr Ian Arthur Watts OAM - Service to the Museums and Galleries sector.

Mr Graeme Henry Williams OAM - For Service to the visual arts.

Ms Stephanie Bridget Woollard OAM - For service to the international community through humanitarian aid.


Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM)

Mr Michael Brian Wassing AFSM


Ambulance Service Medal (ASM)

Mr Cameron Robert Edgar ASM


Conspicuous Service Cross (CS)

Captain Nicholas Byers Hart CSC - For outstanding devotion to duty, dedication and achievement as the Naval Attaché to Indonesia.


Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM)

Lieutenant Colonel Jake Richard Kearsley CSM - For meritorious achievement as the Commanding Officer of the Adelaide Universities Regiment.


Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)

Colonel Steven John D'Arcy DSM - For distinguished leadership in warlike operations as the Commander of Task Group Taji V in Iraq from June 2017 to December 2017.


Public Service Medal (PSM)

Dr Clinton Bruce Foster PSM - For outstanding public service in the application of geoscientific information and data to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.


Investiture ceremonies
Appointments to the Order of Australia recognise outstanding achievement and service to Australia or humanity at large. Recipients receive the insignia of their honours at investiture ceremonies at Government Houses in each state and territory later in the year.

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