Honorary alumni

The University recognises outsanding achievement, exceptional service and significant contribution through the granting of the following honorary awards; Honorary Doctorate, Emeritus Professorship, University Fellowship and Community Fellowship.

2020 Emeritus Professors

Ross Bradstock

Emeritus Professor

Awarded for his vast contribution to scholarship, practice and policy in fire ecology and management has propelled the University of Wollongong and Australia to global leadership in bushfire research amid a rapidly changing climate.

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Rian Dippenaar

Emeritus Professor

Awarded for his commitment to merging industrially relevant projects with high-level academic research to transfer research outcomes into practice.

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Amanda Lawson

Emeritus Professor

In a distinguished career as a visionary academic and leader, Amanda Lawson has helped shape the University’s future and position the creative arts as central to our national culture, values and identities.

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Graham Williams

Emeritus Professor

Awarded for his outstanding intellectual, collegial and professional leadership across multiple disciplines and was among the University’s most esteemed scholars and teachers.

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Mark McLelland (dec'd)

Emeritus Professor

Awarded for his distinguished and remarkable career and contributions to the University of Wollongong and the teaching and research community.

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2020 University Fellowships

Julie Renwick

University Fellow

Awarded for her significant contribution to academic and governance leadership which underpins every aspect of the UOW College Australia as we know today.

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Peter Fitzgerald

University Fellow

Awarded for his lifetime of outstanding service to the University of Wollongong and to the development of a thriving Illawarra community.

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Deborah Ely AM

University Fellow

Awarded for her significant service to the visual arts and arts education, and creating educational, cultural and social opportunities for the Shoalhaven and beyond.

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Honorary Alumni Chapter

The Honorary Alumni Chapter is a network of alumni who have been awarded either a University Fellowship, an Honorary degree or an Emeritus Professorship from the University of Wollongong. The Chapter meets regularly to discuss and organise ways in which they can support the University through advocacy, projects and activities.

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