The global leader has been recognised by RMIT University for her outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and her commitment to public health and safety.
Dame Judith Hackitt DBE was awarded the Doctor of Science honoris causa in recognition of her long career in engineering where she has worked to advance public health and safety and advocate for young women in STEM.
Hackitt notably led the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety commissioned by the UK government following the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.
RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President, Martin Bean CBE, said Hackitt’s ongoing work in the building and construction industry had changed contemporary engineering and advanced the health and safety of the profession.
“Her commitment to the community and her drive for positive change has made a lasting impact on public safety and health and has helped shape the world for the better,” he said.
“We are proud to recognise Judith’s many outstanding achievements and pleased to welcome another exceptional woman in STEM to the RMIT community.”