Published 29 January 2021
AHPA congratulates all the allied health professionals that were recognised for their work in the 2021 Australia Day honours list. Despite allied health being Australia’s second largest health workforce, few allied health professionals are acknowledged at this level. Public recognition of allied health leaders – including practitioners, researchers, educators and those active in professional associations – is vital for raising awareness of the important work the sector does in health and social care.
OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
- Professor William Charman (pharmacy) – for distinguished service to tertiary education, particularly to the pharmaceutical sciences, and to professional organisations.
MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
- Professor Margaret Alston OAM (social work) – for significant service to tertiary education, to social sustainability, and to women.
- Dr Peter Carroll (pharmacy) – for significant service to pharmaceutical education, and to community health.
- Professor Margarita Frederico (social work) – for significant service to tertiary education, to social work, and to the not-for-profit sector.
- Colonel William Kelly (retired) (pharmacy) – for significant service to pharmacy through a range of roles.
- Marion Rivers (orthoptics) – for significant service to eye health care, and to the community.
- Pamela Rutledge (social work) – for significant service to people living with disability or social vulnerability.
- Dr Peter Selvaratnam (physiotherapy) – for significant service to physiotherapy, and to professional development.
- Norma Tracey (social work) – for significant service to mental health, and to Indigenous children and their families.
MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
- Mary McVeigh (social work) – for service to the community through social welfare organisations.
- Professor Tammy Hoffmann (occupational therapy) – for service to clinical epidemiology, and to occupational therapy.
- Judith Ingham (pharmacy) – for service to the community, and to pharmacy.
- Rodney Whyte (pharmacy) – for service to pharmacy, to professional societies, and to the community.
A full list of honours recipients for 2021 is available from the Governor General’s website.