In this year’s Australia Day Honours celebration, three Curtin staff members each received an Order of Australia for outstanding service within their field.
Professor Mike Daube from the Faculty of Health Sciences was honoured for distinguished service to medicine, particularly in the area of public health policy and reform, through advisory roles with leading national and international organisations and to youth. Associate Professor Ted Wilkes, from the National Drug Research Institute, was awarded for distinguished service to the Indigenous community as a leading researcher in the area of public health and welfare to youth in Western Australia and to the provision of legal support services. Professor Peter Newman, Director of the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP), was recognised for distinguished service to science education as an academic and researcher, through contributions to urban design and transport
sustainability, and to the community. “These honours are further recognition of the tremendous work done by Curtin staff and graduates, to provide leadership on real world issues affecting the wider community,” said Professor Colin Stirling, acting Vice-Chancellor.