Queens Birthday Honours

Professor David Lindenmayer AO - former student and now Research Professor, Conservation and Landscape Ecology, Fenner School of Environment and Society ANU - for distinguished service to conservation and the environment in the field of landscape ecology, to tertiary education, and to professional organisations.


Ian Wronski    Professor Ian Wronski, AO - Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences - for distinguished service to tertiary education, particularly through leadership and research roles in Indigenous, rural and remote health, and to medicine in the field of tropical health


Professor Hurriyet Babacan, AM - Foundation Director Cairns Institute, James Cook University - For significant service to the multicultural community, to education as an academic and author, and as an advocate for social policy development.  


Professor Caroline De Costa, AM - Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Clinical School James Cook University School of Medicine, Cairns - For significant service to medicine, particularly to Indigenous and migrant women's reproductive health  Professor Caroline De Costa 


Ron Piper OAM, former member of staff in the School of Engineering for services to the community of Townsville through aged care, musical, seniors and service groups.   


Australia Day Honours

Dr Sue Meek (PhD, 1982), Chief Executive of the Australian Academy of Science, was awarded an AO for distinguished service to science, to the development and implementation of policy for science and research, particularly gene technology regulation, and through leadership roles with professional organisations.  Dr Meek was also awarded a James Cook University Outstanding Alumni Award in 2010.    Dr Sue Meek


Dr Lyle Vail        Dr Lyle Vail (PhD,1989), Director Lizard Island Research Station ( facilty of the Australian Museum), was awarded an AM for significant service to environmental research and conservation.  


Bill Storer (AssocDipMusStud, 1998), was awarded an AM for significant service to the visual arts, particular through the development of regional and community museums.     Bill & Janet Storer  


Ginni Hall      Ms Ginni Hall - long serving staff member in the School of Arts and Social Sciences was awarded an OAM for her services to the community of Townsville through a range of volunteer organisations. Although in semi-retirement, Ginni is still teaching within the School. 


Marie Radford (BEd, 1981), was awarded an OAM, for service to Catholic education, and to the community