Honorary Award Recipients

Honorary Award Recipients

The University recognises outstanding achievement, exceptional service and significant contribution through the granting of the following honorary awards:

See our 2016 honorary award recipients below and read about their commitment to their field and the University.

2017 Honorary Doctorate Recipients

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David Gruen

Doctor of Science (honoris causa)
Awarded for his outstanding scholarship as an author, academic and commentator, his distinguished service to Australian public policy in the field of economics, and for his valued contribution to this University.


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Kathy Lette
Doctor of Letters (honoris causa)
Awarded for her contribution to society as a prodigious writer, tenacious social commentator and health and wellbeing advocate.


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Adi Paterson
Doctor of Science (honoris causa)
Awarded for advancing the field of nuclear science and technology and the positive impact his work in public science investment and practical innovation has had on health, industry and the environment.


Complete roll of recipients1976 to present

2017 Emeritus Professorship Recipients

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Gerald Nanson

Emeritus Professorship
Awarded for his distinguished contribution to Physical Geography and more specifically, Fluvial Geomorphology and Quaternary Science, and his exceptional service and dedication to this University.


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Janice Wright
Emeritus Professorship
Awarded for her sustained and outstanding contribution to the study of gender and social inequality in the field of Education, and more specifically, physical and health education.


Complete roll of recipients1978 to present

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Last reviewed: 26 July, 2017