The Australia Day Honours recognise excellence, achievement or meritorious service, and contributions to our society.
Flinders University is proud to recognise and celebrate our graduates and who have received an award and the difference they have made to the Australian community.
Flinders graduates who made the Australia Day 2023 Honours list
Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
Associate Professor Rhonda Muriel Faragher AO PhD(HlthSc) '07
For distinguished service to people with Down Syndrome through research programs and education initiatives.
Dr Anne Tonkin AO BM, BS ’82, PhD(Med) ’92
For distinguished service to medical professional regulation, to tertiary education, and to clinical pharmacology.
Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
Emeritus Professor Linda Barwick AM BA(Hons) ’81, PhD(Hums) ‘86
For significant service to the preservation and digitisation of cultural heritage recordings.
Professor Emeritus Debra Claire Henly AM PhD(Med) ‘92
For significant service to education administration, and to science.
Ms Susan Pearce AM BNg(PostReg) '01
For significant service to public health administration and governance.
Reverend Peter Sandeman AM BA ’80, BSocAdmin ’83, MSW ‘96
For significant service to the Anglican Church of Australia, and to the community of South Australia.
Professor Barbara Spears AM MEdSt ’98, PhD(EHLT) ‘05
For significant service to tertiary education, to research, and to youth.
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
Mrs Ingrid Alderton OAM GradCertDisSt ’01, Med ‘06
For service to special education.
Mr Paul Crate OAM DipT ‘82
For service to Australian rules football.
Mrs Clare Hopley OAM BSpecEd ‘95
For service to children who are hard of hearing, and to education.
Dr Evelyn Yap OAM BM, BS ‘90
For service to medicine, and to multiculturalism.
Australian Public Service Medal (PSM)
Mr Javier Ribalta PSM GCertPubSecMgmt '14
For outstanding public service through leadership and coordination of Services Australia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ms Catherine Weber PSM BEc '93
For outstanding public service to the Northern Territory Public Sector.
Mr Andrew Murphy PSM GCertPubSecMgmt '11
COVID-19 Honour Roll
Ms Sarah Norris PSM BTeach(JP/P) '94
COVID-19 Honour Roll
Ambulance Service Medal (ASM)
Mr Robert Tolson ASM BHlthSc(Paramedic) '06, GCertPubSecMgmt '09
Ms Judith Barker ASM BHlthSc '07
Dr Joseph Cuthbertson ASM GradCertMarArchaeol '21
Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM)
Mr Neil Brooksbank AFSM GCertPubSecMgmt ‘13
Conspicuous Service Medal (ACM)
Major Robert Gibson CSM BSc(Hons) '74
If you know someone worthy of an Order of Australia you can nominate them now.