Ambassadors recognised in 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours

June 2019

Congratulations to Club Melbourne Ambassadors, Professor Alan Cowman AC and Professor Jayashri Kulkarni AM on their recent recognition in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours. 

Professor Alan Cowman was awarded Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his eminent service to the biological sciences, notably to molecular parasitology, to medical research and scientific education, and as a mentor.

The internationally acclaimed malaria researcher and Deputy Director, Science Strategy at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research has been responsible for many important discoveries relating to the biology of the malaria parasite and advancements in the development of potential new anti-malarial drugs and vaccines. 

Professor Cowman has also played an important role internationally as President of the World Federation of Parasitologists 2010-14 and contributed to the World Health Organization - TDR (Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases), including training scientists in low-income rel="noopener noreferrer" countries.

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni was awarded Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for her significant service to medicine in the field of psychiatry.

The world-leading mental health researcher and fierce advocate for women’s health is the current Director of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc). 

Professor Kulkarni’s world-first research on the relationship between women’s hormones and mental illness has led to new and improved treatments for conditions such as schizophrenia and depression.

To view the full Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours list click here


Professor Cowman and Professor Kulkarni