Fellows recognised in Australia Day honours

January 25, 2019
(L to R) Dr Liz Dennis, Professor Ron Ekers, Emeritus Professor Brian Kennett, Professor Bruce Kemp and Professor Elaine Sadler

Five Academy Fellows are among the Australians recognised in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List.

Dr Liz Dennis received the highest honour, appointed a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AC), which recognises ‘eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree in service to Australia or to humanity at large.’

Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)

Dr Liz Dennis AC FAA FTSE—For eminent service to science as a researcher and academic in the area of genomics and plant development, and to professional organisations.

Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

Professor Ron Ekers AO FAA FRS—For distinguished service to science as a radio astronomer, to scientific education, and to international astronomical organisations.

Emeritus Professor Brian Kennett AO FAA FRS—For distinguished service to the earth sciences as a leading academic and researcher, particularly in the field of seismology.

Professor Bruce Kemp AO FAA FRS—For distinguished service to biomedical research, particularly to the study of protein phosphorylation.

Professor Elaine Sadler AO FAA—For distinguished service to science as an astrophysicist, in the field of galaxy evolution, and to gender equality.

© 2019 Australian Academy of Science

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