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 staff who have received an award and the difference they have made to the Australian community.
Flinders graduates who made the Australia Day 2022 Honours list
Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
Professor Gregory Crawford AM MPHC ’99, DM '08
For significant service to palliative care, and to tertiary education.
Mr Stephen Hains AM BA(Hons) ’71
For significant service to local government, to education, and to the community.
Professor William (Bill) Heddle AM RFD (Retired) DM ’85
For significant service to cardiology, to tertiary education, and to professional associations.
Emeritus Professor Timothy (Tim) Roberts AM PhD(BiolSc) ’71
For significant service to environmental and life sciences, and to tertiary education.
Mr John Schumann AM DipEd ’76, BA ’76
For significant service to the veteran community, to music, and to the community.
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
Mrs Valerie Fewster OAM DipNg ’87
For service to community health.
Professor Cherrie Galletly OAM PhD(Psyc) ’03
For service to medicine as a psychiatrist.
Ms Paige Greco OAM GradCertDisSt ’20
For service to sport as a gold medallist at the Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020.
Dr Kerry Hancock OAM BMBS ’81
For service to medicine through a range of roles.
Mrs Heather Spence OAM MNg(NPrac) ’17
For service to nursing.
Ms Jennifer Williams OAM GradDipPsych ’04, BBehavSc(Hons) '06
For service to women's sport, and to sports psychology.
Ms Elizabeth Wilson OAM BSocWk ’81
For service to public administration in South Australia.
Mr John Ziesing OAM BEd(InService) ’92
For service to hockey, and to the community.
Australian Public Service Medal (PSM)
Mr Mark Connelly PSM DipEd ’74, BA ’74
For outstanding public service to achieving outcomes for the Anangu communities.
Mrs Sara Fleming PSM MPHC ’96, MNg(NPrac) '06
For outstanding public service to the development and provision of Paediatric Palliative Care Services.
Ambulance Service Medal (ASM)
Ms Josephine (Jo) Brookes ASM BParamedicSc ’15
Ms Brookes is an outstanding member of Ambulance Victoria, and her commitment to the care and well-being of communities in the Mitta Valley and throughout Towong Shire has been exceptional.
Dr Felix Ho ASM MD ’15
Dr Ho has given sustained and exemplary service to the Ambulance service and has shown extraordinary commitment to the care of the community.
Australian Police Medal (APM)
Assistant Commissioner Brian Connors APM GradCertPubSecMgmt ’13
Assistant Commissioner Connors has provided dedicated and exemplary service to the Queensland Police Service and to the community, throughout his career.
Emergency Services Medal (ESM)
Mr Keith O’Brien ESM MNg(Cwk) ’97
Mr O'Brien is highly respected by all who have worked with him and his commitment to Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) and the community of Victoria, is of the highest order.
Australian Corrections Medal (ACM)
Mr Bernard Kruhse ACM GradCertPubSecMgmt ’02
Mr Kruhse is highly regarded both locally and nationally for his exceptional leadership capabilities within custodial environments. He continues to apply his expertise and career long learnings for the advancement of future staff and custodial operations within Queensland.
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