Six Ambassadors awarded Australia Day Honours
Club Melbourne was proud to see six Ambassadors named in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List.
The recipients of theses honours and awards are outstanding and inspirational Australians whose actions have set them apart and enriched our community across a broad range of professional, public and community service sectors.
Ambassadors awarded this year included;
Emeritus Professor Richard Larkins AC AO – Awarded Companion (AC) in the General Division for his eminent service to medicine and medical research, to education through academic leadership, to public health care, and to the community.
Professor Kathryn North AC AM - Awarded Companion (AC) in the General Division for her eminent service to genomic medicine nationally and internationally, to medical research in the fields of genetics, neurology and child health, and as a mentor and role model.
Professor Sharon Lewin AO – Awarded Officer (AO) in the General Division for her distinguished service to medical research, and to education, in the field of infectious diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS.
Professor John McNeil AO AM - Awarded Officer (AO) in the General Division for his distinguished service to medicine in the fields of clinical epidemiology and cardiovascular research, and to public health.
Professor Sanchia Aranda AM - Awarded Member (AM) in the General Division for her significant service to community health, particularly to cancer control and nursing.
Professor Julie Bernhardt AM - Awarded Member (AM) in the General Division for her significant service to medical research, and as an advocate for women in science.
Club Melbourne is incredibly grateful for the role these play as Ambassadors, promoting our State’s expertise to the world, boosting our economy and bringing thought leadership to Victoria, all in addition to the significant contribution they already make to the community.