Queen’s Birthday honours for five Academy Fellows

(rear from left) Dr Cathy Foley and Professor Andrew Roberts. (front from left) Emeritus Professor Robert Baxter, Professor Perry Bartlett and Professor Marcello Cosa.

Five Academy Fellows have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours, receiving the Order of Australia for their outstanding service or exceptional achievements. Three are among those named as Officers in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

Emeritus Professor Perry Bartlett AO FAA is recognised for distinguished service to neuroscience research, and to people living with dementia, motor neurone disease and spinal cord injury.

Professor Marcello Costa AO FAA received the same award for distinguished service to higher education and to medical research, in the field of neurophysiology and to professional scientific bodies.

Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM FAA FTSE is recognised for distinguished service to research science, to the advancement of women in physics and to professional scientific organisations. Dr Foley was also nominated to the Academy’s Fellowship two weeks ago.

Two Academy Fellows have also been named Members of the Order of Australia. Emeritus Professor Robert Baxter AM FAA has been acknowledged for significant service to medical research, to endocrinology and to tertiary education.

Professor Andrew Roberts AM FAA FAHMS is recognised for significant service to medical research, to haematology and to cancer organisations. Professor Roberts was also elected to the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science this year.

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