The University recognises outstanding achievement, exceptional service and significant contribution through the granting of the following honorary awards; Honorary Doctorate, Emeritus Professorship, University Fellowship and Community Fellowship.
Fiona Wood AM
Honorary Doctorate of Science
In recognition of her outstanding contributions and service to medicine and medical research, particularly in the specialty of burns medicine, and for her global humanitarian activities and demonstrated leadership.
Jillian Broadbent AC AO
Awarded for her outstanding contribution to the University, her commitment and dedication to her role as Chancellor and Chair of the University’s governing body, and for her significant services at a national level.
Paul Wellings CBE
Honorary Doctorate & Emeritus Professor
Awarded for his outstanding contribution to advancing education and innovation with genuine societal impact.
2021 Emeritus Professors
Awarded for his deep expertise in spectroscopy spanning more than four decades, David Griffith has made a remarkable contribution to the field of atmospheric chemistry and to fostering ongoing research excellence.
Awarded for her contribution of Asian history, gender and sexuality studies, and cultural studies, fusing academic rigour with societal impact for genuine change.
A distinguished international researcher, teacher and professional leader, Wenche Ommundsen has significantly advanced scholarly discourse around multicultural and diasporic literature, both in Australia and further afield.
Julie Steele AM
In a stellar career defined by passion and purpose, Julie Steele AM has forged significant breakthroughs in basic, clinical and applied biomechanics research which has improved the lives of countless individuals. She has established herself as a world-class Biomechanist in a field dominated traditionally by male scientists.
An outstanding legal professional, academic and educator with unique expertise, Robin Warner has made an enduring contribution to oceans governance, high seas biodiversity and climate change at the highest levels.
2021 University Fellowships
Awarded for his outstanding service and commitment to the University of Wollongong over many years and a profound and lasting impact on our success now and into the future.
Awarded for her significant service to the visual arts and arts education, and creating educational, cultural and social opportunities for the Shoalhaven and beyond.
Awarded for her significant and continued contribution to the health and wellbeing of the Illawarra and Shoalhaven communities, and her extensive contribution to research leadership and impact.
Awarded for her tireless pursuit of social justice in regional development and commitment to building a fair and inclusive community in which everyone can thrive.
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.Find out more about the UOW Honorary Alumni Chapter