Several members of the University of Divinity community have been recognised in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List. They include Reverend Professor Emeritus Robert Gribben AM, Reverend Dr Robert Mitchell AM, Reverend Dr Charles Sherlock AM, Dr Janet Duke OAM and Ms Leigh Mackay OAM.
Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Divinity Emeritus Professor Gabrielle McMullen AM FRACI said:
The University and its predecessor have been the beneficiary of Reverend Professor Gribben’s gifts and service and we are delighted that he continues to be an Honorary Research Fellow within our community.
We are proud of Reverend Dr Mitchell’s associations with the University as a graduate and Honorary Research Associate. Since last year we also welcome with gratitude his presence as a Member of the University Council.
The University owes much to Reverend Dr Sherlock’s contributions to its predecessor including as Registrar, Director of Ministry Studies and member of the Council and through involvement with Trinity College Theological School. We are delighted that he continues to be an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Divinity.
It is enriching for the University that Dr Duke, a graduate of the University and current doctoral student at Whitley College, brings her wealth of experience to doctoral studies with us.
The University has been a beneficiary of Ms Mackay’s generous service to the community through her valued contribution to its Grants Committee.
Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM)
Reverend Professor Emeritus Robert Gribben AM
For significant service to the Uniting Church in Australia, to ecumenical relations and theological studies.
Reverend Dr Robert Mitchell AM
For significant service to the community through charitable organisations, and to the Anglican Church of Australia.
Reverend Dr Charles Sherlock AM
For significant service to the Anglican Church of Australia, and to theological education.
Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM)
Dr Janet Duke OAM
For service to medicine as an obstetrician and gynaecologist.
Ms Leigh Mackay OAM
For service to the Anglican Church of Australia.