Deakin congratulates 2020 Australia Day Honours recipients

Media release
26 January 2020

Deakin University congratulates all members of the Deakin community recognised as part of the 2020 Australia Day Honours announced today. The University is proud of the contributions and achievements of our alumni, staff and former staff, supporters and friends.

Deakin particularly congratulates Emeritus Professor Brendan Crotty AM, Dean of Deakin's Faculty of Health from 2006 to his retirement in 2019.

While working at Deakin, Professor Crotty oversaw the establishment of the first new medical school in Victoria in over 40 years, which took just eight years to enter the top 150 Medical Schools in the World. Under Professor Crotty's leadership as Executive Dean, the Faculty of Health became one of Australia's largest and most respected health faculties prioritising its research on patient safety, aged care, infectious diseases, population health and disease prevention, health economics, obesity, mental health, disability and exercise and nutrition sciences, research that is making a real difference to the communities Deakin serves.

Since the initial cohort of 133 medical students started in February 2008, more than 1000 new doctors have graduated from Deakin. In 2019, Deakin had 5747 students studying medicine. New courses in health care management, such as medical imaging and optometry, lift the total number of graduates to more than 1600.

Professor Crotty also led the team in establishing strong partnerships with regional health providers and developing an active research program within Deakin's School of Medicine and its partner institutions.

The 2019 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results reflect the Health Faculty's great success in research with 11 out of 12 of Deakin's medical and health disciplines achieving the top rating as 'well above' world standard. And in 2017 and 2018, Deakin's School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences was ranked first in the world.

Professor Crotty said his AM honour was "great recognition of the whole team at Deakin" and that his Member of the Order of Australia award would be an extra thing to celebrate with his family on Australia Day. He now serves on the board of Barwon Health, works with Western Alliance and on the AMC where he is looking at ways of supporting medical graduates in their first two years of practice.

Deakin's Australia Day honour recipients:


Lieutenant General Gregory Charles Bilton AO - For distinguished service in the appointments of Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army in the Pacific, Deputy Chief of Joint Operations and Commander Forces Command.

Alumnus: MA (Strategic Studies), 2010

Ms Julie Kantor AO - For distinguished service to the community through philanthropy, to Indigenous governance initiatives, and to the visual and performing arts.

Mr Samuel Lipski AO - For distinguished service to the community through the promotion of strategic philanthropy, to education, and to Australia-Israel relations.

Former Deakin Foundation Board Member.

Dr Linley Margaret Martin AO - For distinguished service to education, particularly to student equity,educational standards and academic administration:

Vice-President, Academic and Information Services, 2005-2006.
Vice-President and Council Secretary, 2007- 2009.

Dr Robyn Williams AO - For distinguished service to science as a journalist, radio presenter and author, and to education.

Awarded Hon Doctor of Science in 1986, for contributing to the enhancement of scientific knowledge and understanding in the Australian community.


Brigadier Michael Charles Ashleigh AM - For exceptional service as Director Logistics - Army, Director General Strategic Logistics and Commander Australian Army Cadets.

Alumnus - Master of Arts (Strategic Studies), 2013.

Professor Emerita Joan Errington Beaumont AM - For significant service to education, particularly to the study of war history.

Dean, Faculty of Arts, 1998-2008.
Former Alfred Deakin Professor (in recognition of sustained contribution to research), 2003.
Head, School of Australian and International Studies, 1993-1998.

Ms Faye Lorraine Berryman AM - For significant service to education, to literacy, and to the community.

Alumnus: MA (Psychoanalytic Studies), 2006.

Ms Elaine Cafferty Carbines AM - For significant service to conservation and the environment.

Advisory Committee Member, Alfred Deakin Research Institute, 2012-2014.

Ms Marita Louise Cowie AM - For significant service to community health in rural and remote areas.

Member, Clinical Leadership Advisory Committee, School of Medicine, Deakin
University, since 2017.

Emeritus Professor Brendan Crotty AM - For significant service to health education, and to the community.

Executive Dean, Faculty of Health, 2011-2019.
Foundation Head, Deakin Medical School, 2006-2011.

Professor Richard de Dear AM - For significant service to education, particularly the design of the built environment.

Adjunct Professor, School of Architecture and Building, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, 2001-2004.

Major General Andrew William Freeman AM - For exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force as Commander 17th Brigade, Director General Land Operations, and Director Logistics - Army.

Deakin alumnus - Master of Arts (Strategic Studies) 2016.

Ms Rachel Ann Griffiths AM - For significant service to the performing arts as an actor.

Alumnus: Bachelor of Arts, 2011.

Ms Alana Therese Johnson AM - For significant service to women through leadership and advisory roles.

Chair of the Victorian Women's Trust.

Rabbi Zalman Kastel AM - For significant service to interfaith and intercultural understanding and acceptance.

Contributor, Doing Diversity, Intercultural Understanding in Primary and Secondary Schools Project, Deakin University, 2015.

Mrs Rae Merlyn Kingsbury AM - For significant service to the international community of Timor Leste.

Husband is Professor Damien Kingsbury (Deakin Professor, Personal Chair And Professor Of International Politics).

Mr Michael Kevin Malouf AM - For significant service to local government, and to the community of Victoria.

Alumnus: MBA, 1993.
Former member of the Board of Directors G21 - Geelong Region Alliance.

Professor Marjory Lucy Moodie AM - For significant service to education, particularly to health economics.

Alfred Deakin Professor, since 2018.
Principal Research Fellow, current.
Deputy Head (Research), Deakin Health Economics, current.
Head, Deakin Health Economics, 2017-2018.
Deputy Head, Deakin Health Economics, 2011-2016.
Senior Research Fellow, 2007-2011.

Professor Pauline Margaret Nugent AM - For significant service to education, and to nursing.

Inaugural Chair of Nursing Development, 2003-2006.
Head, School of Nursing, 1997-2006.

Professor Robert Keith Shepherd AM - For significant service to biomedical research, and to education.

Alumnus: Dip AppSc from Gordon TAFE, 1975.

Mr Damien John Smith AM - For significant service to business through a range of roles.

Past Inaugural Course Author and Examiner, Legal Studies unit, MBA (for
Professional Engineers), Deakin University/La Trobe University/ Chifley Business School, circa 10 years.
Unit Author and Presenter, Whole of Organisation Governance Practice, MBA Masterclass, Deakin University, current.

Ms Claire Elena Spencer AM - For significant service to arts administration, and to the community.

Deakin donor.

Dr Robert Jeffrey Sward AM - For significant service to primary industry, to genetechnology, and to the Jewish community.

Deakin donor.

Professor Lea Elizabeth Waters-Scholes AM - For significant service to education, and to psychology.

Alumnus: PhD, 1999.

Mrs Georgina Dulcie Williams AM - For significant service to the Indigenous community through advocacy roles.

Deakin University Elders and Respected Persons Council.


Mrs Margaret Alice Aldous OAM - For service to nursing.

Alumnus: Bachelor of Nursing, 1995.

The late Ms Eve Barratt OAM (deceased) - For service to the community through social welfare organisations.

Alumnus: Bachelor Of Social Science 1994.

Mr Cedric Lyle Carr OAM - For service to the community of Geelong, and to accountancy.

Donor, and former member of the Deakin Foundation. His son, Richard Carr, is a Deakin alumnus and Deakin University Council member.

Mrs Kathryn Margaret Edwards OAM - For service to the community through a range of organisations.

Alumnus: Diploma of Teaching (Primary), 1991; Bachelor of Education, 1992.

Mr William David Incoll OAM - For service to the environment, and to the community of the Dandenong Ranges.

Alumnus: Graduate Diploma of Development Studies, 1997.

Major Terry Kanellos OAM - For service to veterans and their families, and to the community.

Current Staff Member: Casual Academic.

Ms Deborah Kenna OAM - For service to community health.

Alumnus: Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education, 2013.

Ms Diana Betty Laube OAM - For service to conservation and the environment.

Alumnus: Bachelor of Commerce, 1999.

Ms Patrice Rene Mahoney OAM - For service to the Indigenous community of Victoria.

Alumnus: Graduate Diploma of Teaching, 2019.

Ms Katrina Anne-Marie Sedgwick OAM - For service to performing, screen, and visual arts administration.

Deakin volunteer.

Mr Reginald Norman Smith OAM - For service to youth through intercultural programs.

Alumnus: MBA, 1986.


Mr Kenneth Campbell AFSM - For service to firefighting in SA.

Alumnus: Graduate Diploma of Human Resources, 2003.

Mr Brett Davies AFSM - For service to firefighting (Chief Superintendent).

Alumnus: University Certificate of Management, 2000.


Ms Shelagh Elizabeth Donegan-Bragg PSM - For outstanding public service to education, and to people with a disability, in Victoria.

Alumnus: Graduate Diploma of Education, 1985.


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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