Australia Day honours for Flinders staff and graduates

flagSeveral Flinders graduates as well as current and former members of University staff were among the recipients of the 2011 Australia Day honours.

  • Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, an honorary professor in the School of Medicine’s Greater Green Triangle rural medical program, received an AO “for distinguished service to medical administration, to the promotion of public health through leadership roles with professional organisations, to the reform of the Australian health system through the optimisation of information technology, and as a general practitioner.”
  • Surgeon Dr Michael Patkin, an adjunct academic in the University’s Department of Surgery,  received an AM for service to medicine, and to the study and practice of ergonomics and instrument design.
  • 1986 nursing graduate Professor Jill White, now Dean of Nursing at the University of Sydney, was awarded an AM for her service to nursing and midwifery through the design and implementation of academic programs, through contributions to government health committees and task forces, and to professional organisations.
  • A former Flinders staff member now working at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Dr Bruce Foster, was awarded an AM for service to medicine as an orthopaedic surgeon, to medical research through contributions to the Bone Growth Foundation, and to professional development.
  • Dr Paul Bauert of the University’s Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, who is based in the Northern Territory Clinical School, received an OAM for service to medicine in the field of paediatrics, to Indigenous health, and through professional organisations.
  • Mrs Karlene King (DipT(Nursing Ed) 1978), was awarded an OAM for service to the community, particularly through Lions International.
  • Mr William Shaw (MEdAdmin 1990), received an OAM for service to music through the Adelaide Male Voice Choir.
  • Ms Jan Marshall, a social administration graduate in 1979, was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in the development of the CC Cares Program conducted by the Canberra College.
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