Honorary Doctorate Recipients

Complete roll of Honorary Doctorate recipients

1976 to present

The University has been recognising outstanding achievement, exceptional service and significant contribution through the granting of Honorary Doctorates since 1976.

Key to Higher Doctoral Degrees

Hon DLitt

Honorary Doctor of Letters

Hon LLD

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Hon DBA

Honorary Doctor of Business Administration

Hon DSc

Honorary Doctor of Science

Hon EdD

Honorary Doctor of Education

Hon DCA

Honorary Doctor of Creative Arts

Hon PhD

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy

Hon MA

Honorary Master of Arts

Hon DUOW

Honorary Doctor of the University of Wollongong

2017 - 2010

2017

Hon DSc

David Gruen

Hon DLitt

Kathy Lette

Hon DSc

Adi Paterson

2016 

Hon DSc

Phil Clingan

Hon DSc

Robert Furbank

Hon LLD

The Honourable Michael Kirby AC

Hon DLitt

Hugh Mackay AO

Hon DLitt

John Patterson

Hon DSc

Ann Wintle

2015

Hon LLD

Douglas Becker

Hon DLitt

Ita Buttrose AO OBE

Hon DSc

Carl Chiarella (dec'd)

Hon LLD

David Gonski AC

Hon DLitt

Thomas Keneally AO

Hon DSc

Kurt Lambeck AO

Hon DSc

Catherine Livingstone AO

2014

Hon DLitt

John Borghetti

Hon DSc

Tim Ellis

Hon DSc

Jinghai Li

Hon LLD

Barbara Nicholson

Hon DLitt

Lynne Williams

2013

Hon DLitt

Christopher Abbott AM

Hon LLD

Virginia Bell AC

Hon DBA

Mark Cutifani

Hon DLitt

General David Hurley

Hon DSc

Tom Henning Johansen

Hon DSc

Mary Josephine O’Kane

Hon DSc

John Hogg OAM (dec’d) 

2012

Hon DLitt

Robert Gordon Castle 

2011

Hon LLD

Nicholas Cowdery AM

Hon Dsc

Gerard Sutton AO 

2010

Hon DSc

Alex Zelinsky 

 

2009 - 2000

2009

Hon DSc

Roger Summons

Hon DLitt

Michael Henry Codd AC

2008

Hon DSc

Roy Andrew Lawrie

2007

Hon DSc

Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO

Hon DLitt

Karina Kelly

2005

Hon DSc

Leonard F Lindoy

Hon DSc

Dame Bridget Ogilvie DBE

2004

Hon EdD

Brian Finn AO

2003

Hon DCA

Peter Carroll

Hon DLitt

Christine Nixon

2002

Hon DUOW

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (dec'd)

Hon Dsc

Graeme Milbourne Clark AO

2001

Hon DSc

Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao

Hon DSc

Mary Elizabeth White

2000

Hon LLD

Lindsay James Curtis AM (dec’d)

Hon PhD

Rosemary Allison Stanton

1979 - 1976

1979

Hon DSc

Sir Ian Munro McLennan KBE CBE (dec’d)

1977

Hon DLitt

Edgar Beale (dec'd)

1976

Hon DSc

Charles A M Gray (dec’d)

Hon DSc

Sir Rupert H Myers KBE AO

Hon DSc

David Edwin Parry (dec’d)

Hon DSc

Sir Robert Webster CMG CBE (dec’d)

Last reviewed: 13 October, 2017