Nurses on the 2018 Australia Day Honours List

Extracting information from www.gg.gov.au/australia-day-2018-honours-list, below are the Nurses named on the 2018 Australia Day Honours List.


Sandra Joyce Berenger AM
Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
Cardiff, New South Wales
For significant service to nursing in the field of infection prevention and control, as a clinician and consultant, and to medical associations.

Service includes:

Hunter New England Local Health District:
District Infection Control Clinical Nurse Consultant and Nurse Manager, Infection Prevention Service, since 2005.
Infection Control Consultant, since 1983.
Board Member, Hunter Area Health Service, 1990-1993.
Infection Control Supervisor/Consultant, Hunter Area Health Service, 1983-2004.
Charge Sister, Royal Newcastle Hospital, 1972-1981.

Project Officer, New South Wales Department of Health, 1990-1992, to develop infection control policy and education for health care workers in HIV/AIDS.
A range of short term international consultancy roles for AIDS and Infection Control, World Health Organisation, 1989-1992.

Assisted with establishment and work of Mackillop House (a respite care centre for HIV patients) in conjunction with Sisters of St Joseph and Make Today Count, 1989-2000.

Australian Infection Control Association (now Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control):
President, 1991-1993.
Life Member.

Fellow, Infection Control Association of New South Wales (FICA).

Awards and recognition includes:
Co-Recipient, Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety Winner, Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Quality Improvement Awards, 2015.
Recipient, Community Award, AIDS Council of New South Wales.

 

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Margaret Ann Bradford-Seeley OAM
Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division
Bindoon, Western Australia
For service to community health in Western Australia.

Service includes:

Registered Nurse, Western Australia and Northern Territory Section, Royal Flying Doctor Service, circa 1990s-2005.

Registered Nurse, Road Primary Health Care Program, Royal Flying Doctor Service on the Road, 2008-2014.

Lions Cancer Institute:
Board Member, 2 years.
Skin Cancer Screening Consultant, since 2005. Member, Lions Club of Gingin Chittering.

Served in a range of roles with Gingin-Chittering Anglican Parish including as: Lay Pastoral Minister.
Treasurer.
Member, Rural Executive Committee.

Australian Women Pilots’ Association: President, Western Australia Branch, 2008. Member, Victorian Branch, 1994.

Committee Member, Bindoon Arts and Crafts Centre, current. Steward, Bindoon Agricultural Show, current.

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Charlotte Francis Champion De Crespigny AM
Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
Netherby, South Australia
For significant service to nursing, and to nurse education, particularly in the field of drug and alcohol care, and to Indigenous health projects.

Service includes:

University of Adelaide:
Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, since 2015. Professor of Drug and Alcohol Nursing, 2008-2015.

Flinders University and Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia:
Joint Chair, Professor of Drug and Alcohol Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery and Alcohol Services SA, 2000-2008.
Clinical Nurse, Nurse Educator and Frontline worker trainer and Aboriginal workforce, 1988- 2000.
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Researcher, 1996-2000.

Leader and co-author, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs: Clinical Guidelines for Nurses and Midwives statewide, 2003 and 2012 (revised).

Leader, co-author and educator, National Alcohol Treatment Guidelines for Indigenous Australia, Commonwealth Department of Health competitive funding, 2005-2009.

Leader, co-author and researcher, Comorbidity in the North (CAN), Commonwealth competitive funding and SA Mental Health funding, 2011-2014.

Leader, Coordinated Aboriginal Mental Health Care (CAMHC), Alcohol and Other Drug and Mental Health Program, 2000-2004 and 2005-2009.

Convenor, First International Conference for Drug and Alcohol Nurses and Midwives, Adelaide, 2003.

Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia: Member, since 1991.
Past President.
Life Member.

Annual Adams, M, de Crespigny, C, and Harvey Oration, since 2011.

Founder, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Nurses and Midwives Statewide Action Group, 2000-2015.

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Glenys Elizabeth Chapman OAM
Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division
Late of Kellyville, New South Wales
For service to nursing, and to international outreach programs.

Service includes:

Open Heart International:
Leader, Burn Surgery Project, Nepal, 2014- 2017. Member, Burn Surgery Project, Nepal, 2004-2017. Member, Nepal Plastic Surgery Program, 1996-2004. Member, Cleft Lip and Palate Team.
Volunteer, 1996-2017.

Volunteer/Fundraiser/Supporter, Adventist Development and Relief Agency, Nepal, 2004- 2017, (The Agency has supported education improvement initiatives for children in Nepal including sponsorship of over 160 children to attend school and upgrades to educational facilities).

Nursing Unit Manager, Surgical Centre, Sydney Adventist Hospital, 1995-2017.

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Karen Michelle Glaetzer AM
Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia
Torrensville, South Australia
For significant service to nursing, particularly in the field of palliative care, to people living with Motor Neurone Disease, and to professional groups.

Service includes:

Southern Adelaide Palliative Care Service:
Palliative Care Nurse, since 1988.
Was the first Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner to be endorsed in Australia, 2003.

Palliative Care Nurses Australia: First Elected Chair, 2006. Treasurer, several years.

Foundation Fellow, Australian College of Nurse Practitioners.

Member, Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia (MND SA), since 1991.

Panel Member, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, current.

Academic Status, School of Medicine, Flinders University, current and has been involved with curriculum development.

Awards and recognition includes:
Recipient, Nina Buscombe Award, ‘for commitment to people living with MND’. Recipient, Churchill Fellowship, 2013.
Recipient, Inaugural South Australian Palliative Care Nurse Award, 2009. Recipient, SA Premier’s Nursing Scholarship, 2000.

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Margaret Mary Miller OAM
Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division
Warwick, Queensland
For service to the community of Warwick.

Service includes:

Warwick and District Branch, Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland (now Leukaemia Foundation of Australia):
Founder and President, 1985-2015.
District Support Person, current.

Life Member.
Member, Warwick Show & Rodeo Society Ladies Auxiliary, since 1977; Life Member.

Registered Nurse, Warwick Benevolent Society, 1997-2015. Registered Nurse, 50 years.

Awards and recognition includes:
Recipient, Professor Ian Frazer Humanitarian Award, Warwick Lions Club, 2010. Recipient, Paul Harris Award, Rotary Club of Warwick, 2010.

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Susan Lindley Oakey OAM
Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division
Bolton Point, New South Wales
For service to aged welfare.

Service includes:

Mercy Community Services: Chair, 2008-2014.
Board Member, since 2005.

Chair, Mercy Aged Care Singleton, 2008-2014.

Anglican Church of New South Wales:
Director of Care, Anglican Care Newcastle/Lake Macquarie, 1995 – 1998. Director of Nursing, 1977-1984 and 1986-1995.
Matron, 1965-1968.

Former Member, Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.
Past Parish Councillor, Toronto Anglican Church.
Diocesan Director of Aged Care Services, Samaritans Foundation, 1984-1986 and Volunteer, Toronto Community Relief Centre.

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Please let me know via the comments section below if I missed any nurses on the 2018 Australia Day Honours List. I’m happy to correct any oversights.

Paul McNamara, 26 January 2018

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