Australia Day honours

Members of the UTS community have been recognised again on Australia Day.

The work of two UTS academics, Professor Lesley Barclay and Jennifer Jones were recognised in this year's honours list.

Professor Barclay, Director of the Centre for Family Health and Midwifery in the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, was named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

A respected family health researcher and educator, she received the AO for service to nursing, particularly in the fields of midwifery and child health, in Australia and internationally. Professor Barclay also acts as a technical adviser and consultant to state, national and international governments and for organisations such as the World Health Organisation and AusAID.

Part-time lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Jennifer Jones, was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to chemistry education. The OAM recognises her contribution to the professional development of science educators and the advancement of science education in primary and secondary schools.

Nursing graduate Sarah Dunbar's passionate intolerance of poverty and injustice and her commitment to being part of the solution earned her the award of Young Australian of the Year for New South Wales.

She has been involved in numerous community service activities, including being a voluntary worker for World Vision since 1994. More recently she was a volunteer missionary in Romania where she worked with disabled children in an orphanage.

Faculty of Information Technology student Michelle Wong was named by the National Council of Women of NSW among its Australia Day Awards recipients.

She was chosen by the NSW branch for her academic achievements and efforts promoting IT to female high school students through the Sydney Women in Engineering and IT (SWEIT) Speakers Program.

Wong is now in the third year of a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Diploma of Information Technology Professional Practice.