Nurses on the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Extracting information from www.gg.gov.au, below is a list/summary of the 20 Nurses named on the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Ian Charles Baldwin AM
Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division 
Diamond Creek, Victoria 
For significant service to critical care nursing, and to medical research.

Austin Health
– Advanced Practitioner, Research and Resource, Intensive Care Unit, current (including during the COVID-19 pandemic).
– Post Graduate Co-ordinator and Clinical Educator, Intensive Care Unit, 30 yrs. 
Nursing – Other
– Fellow, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses, (FACCCN). 
– Supervisor multiple higher degree students, Masters and PhD. 
– Mentor and facilitator in Critical Care advanced practice and training.
Researcher
– Faculty member for IRRIV (Vicenza, Italy) and Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI).
– Faculty Member for CRRTonline.org (San Diego, USA). 
Academia
– Honorary Adjunct Professor of Nursing, Deakin University, since 2014. 
– Honorary Adjunct Professor of Nursing, RMIT University, since 2004. 
– Associate Editor, Blood Purification Journal. 
– Reviewer for multiple scientific journals. 
Author
– Author of over 116 peer reviewed publications and over 25 Text-book chapters. 
Awards and recognition include:
– ‘Vicenza Award’, Europe: Lifetime achievement award for a clinician who has made significant contributions to the field of Critical Care Nephrology, World Wide,  (International Renal Research Institute, Vicenza, Italy) 2018. 
– Best abstract presentations : Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society and Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Annual Scientific Meetings, 1999 and 2005. 
– Australian Nursing Awards, 2004 and People in Health Care Summit, 2014 (Vic  Health) runner up/finalist. 
– Post Graduate Research Prizes, RMIT and La Trobe University. 
– 30 yrs service award, Austin Health, 2019. 
– 20 yrs post graduate co-ordinator service award, Austin Health, 2012.

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Gregory (Greg) Richard Brown CSC
Conspicious Service Cross (CSC)
For outstanding achievement as the Officer-In-Charge of the Health Certification Team of the 3rd Health Support Battalion.

Lieutenant Colonel Brown has displayed outstanding devotion to duty by expanding the health certification capability of this unit to enable the certification of the 1st Close Health Battalion and all three of the Australian Defence Forces deployable hospitals in 2019. His conspicuous achievements over years of devoted service have directly enhanced the Army’s deployable health capability and are testament to his outstanding professionalism, clinical acumen and leadership.

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Elizabeth (Liz) Anne Crock AM
Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division
Brunswick, Victoria
For significant service to nursing, particularly to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)
– Vice-President, 2016-2017.
– Board Member, 2014-2020.
– Editor-in-Chief, Nursing and Midwifery chapter of HIV Management Guidelines.
– Chair, Nursing Sub-Committee, 2017.
– Member, HIV and International sub-committees.
– Member, National and Regional Taskforces on COVID-19, HIV, BBVs and STIs.
– Member, since 1994.
Australian and New Zealand Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANZANAC)
– President, current.
– Board Member, since 1995.
– Member, since 1995.
– Journal editor
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, Victorian Branch
– Former Council Member.
– Member, 30 years.
Bolton Clark (formerly Royal District Nursing Service)
– HIV Nurse Practitioner, since 2020.
– HIV Clinical Nurse Consultant 2001-2020.
– Team Coordinator, HIV Program/Homeless Persons Program, 2016-2018.
Professional
– Honorary Fellowship, Rural Clinical School, Faculty Medicine, Dentistry and Health Services, The University of Melbourne, 2016-2019, and for 2021-2023.
– Honorary Editor, Nursing and Midwifery chapter for HIV Management in Australasia: a guide for clinical care, since 2016.
– Member, Australian College of Nursing (formerly Royal College of Nursing Australia), since 2011.
– Member, Australian College of Nurse Practitioners, since 2017.
– Member, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (USA). Editorial Board member, since 2020.
– Member, Public Health Association of Australia, 2013-2016.
Awards and recognition include:
– Honorary Life member, Thorne Harbour Health, 2020.
– Clinical Excellence Award from People Living with HIV/AIDS (Victoria), 2008.
– President’s Award, Victorian AIDS Council, 2009.
– International Nursing Human Rights and Ethics Award, 2013.

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Margaret Lynne Docking OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division
Bullioh, Victoria
For service to the international community through health programs.

Wise Choices For Life
– Founding Director, 2011-2020.
– Board Member, 2011-2020.
– Executive Director, Operations, 2011-2020.
African Enterprise Uganda
– Intern, Nile Vocational Institute, 2009-2010.
Health – Other
= Nurse/Midwife, Wodonga Hospital, 1995-2009.
– Tutor, Aboriginal Health, Batchelor Institute, 1992-1995.
– Midwife/Nurse, Gove Hospital Northern Territory, 1989-1995.
– Aurukun Remote Area Nursing, 1977-1978.

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Katrina Gliddon OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division
Newport, Victoria
For service to the international community of Cambodia.

Mother’s Heart Cambodia
– Founder and President, since 2010.
– Board Member, current.
Humanitarian and Health Service
– Part-time Maternal and Child Health Nurse, Maribyrnong Council, since 2019.
– Part-time Field Worker, Australian Christian Churches International Relief, 2008-2010.

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Alison Kincaid OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division
Albury, New South Wales
For service to nursing.

Southern NSW Local Health District, NSW Health
– Former Collaborator on Sexual Health programs.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District, NSW Health
– Returned to work as a Casual Nurse due to the COVID-19 pandemic, since 2020.
– Clinical Nurse Consultant – Sexual Health, early 1990s-2019.
– HIV Support Coordinator, 2000s-2019.
– Clinical Nurse Consultant, Sexual Health HIV and Related Programs Unit, 2007-2019.
– Clinical Nurse, 1972-2019.
– Member, Working Group, Border Pride Fair Day, 2016.

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Sabina Margaret Knight AM
Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division
Mount Isa, Queensland
For significant service to rural and remote health, nursing and education.

James Cook University
– Director and Professor, Murtupuni Centre for Rural and Remote Health, James Cook University (Mt Isa), since 2011.
– Expansion of the University Department of Rural Health – (MICRRH) across outback Queensland and Western Cape.
– Academic Board Member, 2015-2018.
– Advisory Committee Member, Australian Institute for Tropical Medicine, since 2013.
Rural Health, Education, and Development
– Chair, Australian Rural Health Education Network, 2014-2018, and Member, since 2011.
– Director and former Chair, Australian Rural Health Education Foundation, 2007-2013.
– Member, Townsville and North West Queensland, Regional Development Australia, since 2013.
– Former Coordinator, Remote Health and Remote Health Management Programs, Centre for Remote Health, Alice Springs.
– Member, Northern Territory Remote Workforce Agency, 1998-2000.
– Founding Member, Deputy Chair, Chair and Member, National Rural Health Alliance, 1992-2001.
– Board Member, North West Medicare Local.
– Board Member, Western Queensland PHN.
Advisory Roles
– Steering Committee Member, National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, since 2019.
– Advisor to Federal Minister for Rural Health Round Table, since 2013.
– Member, State Advisory Council (Queensland) – MSOF and ROF, since 2013.
– Hospital and Health Fund Advisory Panel Member, 2011-2013.
– Commissioner, National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission, 2008-2009.
– Northern Territory Health Ministerial Advisory Committee, 2004-2010.
– Deputy Prime Minister’s Australian Regional Women’s Advisory Committee, 2003-2009.
Council of Remote Area Nurses of Australia (CRANAplus)
– Inaugural Vice President, 1984.
– President, 1985-1987.
– Director, 1992-2004.
– Foundation Member and State Representative, 1983, and 1984-1986.
– Representative on National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce.
Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH)
– Member, Technical Reference Group, Chronic Disease Resource, 2009-2011.
– Remote Issues Advisory Committee, 1998-2002.
– Workforce Advisory Committee, 1999-2003.
Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA)
– Member, Technical Reference Group of Key Performance Indicators for Indigenous Services, 2010-2016.
– Member, Health Financing Models for Rural and Remote Health, 1999-2000.
– Member, Selection Committee, National Rural Health Research Institute, 1995.
– Member, RHMT Evaluation Advisory Committee.
Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (CARPA)
– Foundation Member, since 1985.
– Chairman, Standard Treatment Manual Editorial Committee, 1998-2010, and Member, 1990-2010.
– Chair, Editorial Committee, Clinical Procedures Manual, 2002-2010.
– Chair, Remote Primary Health Care Manuals Editorial Committee, 2010-2016.
Nursing Roles
– Advisory Committee Member, Royal College of Nursing Australia, 2007-2010.
– Advisor, Nurses Board, Northern Territory Professional Practice Tribunal, 2005-2010.
– Selection Committee Member, Northern Territory Nurses Award, 2005-2006.
– National Committee Advanced Nursing Practice (NAHERO), 2000-2002.
Education
– Advisory Committee Member, Graduate School of Health Studies, Charles Darwin University, 2006-2010.
– Member, Remote and Rural Nurse Scholarship Committee, Australian Government, 1998-2011.
Awards and recognition include:
– Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Citation for Outstanding contribution to Student Learning, Office of Learning and Teaching, 2007.
– CRANA Aurora Award for Leadership and Outstanding Contribution to Remote Health, 2004 and 2020.
– Centenary Medal, for leadership in improving education, training and support for rural and remote nursing, 2001.
– Louis Ariotti Award for Excellence and Leadership in Rural Health, 2001.

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Letitia (Tish) Lancaster AM
Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division
Leichhardt, New South Wales
For significant service to oncology nursing, and to professional societies.

Westmead Hospital
– Clinical Nurse Consultant, Gynaecological Oncology, 1995-2021.
– Member, Clinical Board, 2014-2017.
– Member, Safe Use in Medicines Committee, 1999-2020.
Nursing
– Nursing Unit Manager, Medical Oncology Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital, 1993-1995.
– Oncology Curriculum Accreditation Committee, NSW College of Nursing, 1992, and 1995.
– Clinical Nurse Specialist, Oncology Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, 1983-1993.
– Fellow, Australian College of Nursing, 2000.
Cancer Nurses Society of Australia
– Chair, 2005.
– Member, National Executive Committee, 2004-2006, and 2008-2013.
– Co-Editor, Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing, 2009-2019.
– Honorary Life Fellow, 2013.
International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC)
– Board Member, 2008-2013.
– Member, Member Development Committee, since 2008.
– Chair, Knowledge Development and Dissemination Committee, 2011-2014.
– Member, Nominations and Awards Committee, 2010-2018.
– Chair, Working Party to develop Position Statement on Screening for Cervical Cancer, 1999-2000.
NSW Cancer Council
– Member, Cancer Trials Selection Committee, 2003-2008.
– Cancer Council Australia Representative, Members’ Assembly, 2006-2008.
Other Appointments
– Gynaecological Cancer Advisory Group, Cancer Australia, 2007-2016.
– Member, Working Party to develop Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, Australian Cancer Network, 1999-2003.
– Clinical Services Advisory Committee, NSW Cancer Institute, 2006.
Publications
– Editorial Board Member, Cancer Forum Journal, Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, 2001-2018.
– Co-Editor, Gynaecological Cancer Care: A Guide to Practice, Ausmed Publications, 2007.
– Chapter Author, Psychosocial Care of Cancer Patients: A Health Professional’s Guide to What to Say and Do, K Hodgkinson & J Gilchrist (Eds), Ausmed Publications, 2008.
– Chapter Co-Author, Women’s Health: A Primary Health Care Approach. A. Smith & C. Rogers-Clark (Eds.), MacLennan & Petty, 1998.
– Several publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Awards and recognition include:
– Distinguished Merit Award, International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, 2018.
– Nurse of the Year, Westmead Hospital, 2012.

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Mary McGowan OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division
Brighton East, Victoria
For service to nursing, and to the community through charitable initiatives.

Children’s Cancer Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
– Community Liaison Manager, since 2001.
– Volunteer Facilitator, Children’s Cancer Centre Parent Advisory Group, current.
– Volunteer, Cancer in Kids Auxiliary (CIKA).
– Former Nurse Unit Manger.
– Paediatric Oncology Nurse, since 1978.
Childhood Cancer International (CCI)
– Oceania Board Member, Board of Trustees, since 2002.
– Volunteer.
Children’s Cancer Foundation
– Director, since 2001.
– Committee Member, My Room, since 2004.
– Foundation Board Member.
Challenge (supporting kids with cancer)
– Volunteer Camp Nursing Sister, current.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
– Board Member, 25 years.
– Member, Friends of Ronald McDonald House Group, since 1986.
Other
– Former President, Victorian oncology nurses’ special interest group.
– Member, Network of Childhood Cancer Support Groups.
– Representative, Foundation Committee, Parents Cancer Connect Program, The Cancer Council.
– Volunteer, LARCH Leukaemia Auxiliary.
– Volunteer, Redkite (formerly The Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children).
– Volunteer, CanTeen.
Awards and recognition include:
– Victorian Women’s Honour Roll of Women Inductee, 2019.
– Pride of Australia Medal, 2006.
– Hall of Fame Inductee, Ronald McDonald House Charities, 2004.
= The White Flame Award, Save the Children, 1998.
– Chairman’s Medal, The Royal Children’s Hospital, 1993.

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Alison Jayne McMillan PSM
Public Service Medal (PSM)
Essendon, Victoria
For outstanding public service to driving the Government’s national health response priorities during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly to infection prevention measures.

Ms Alison McMillan has played an impactful, hands-on role during the Government’s response to COVID-19. Drawing on years of experience in disaster preparedness and response, she has rapidly responded to a number of critical activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Her expertise in infection control, nursing and clinical operations have been crucial to containing the spread of COVID-19. She is a fully trained AUSMAT (Australian Medical Assistance Team) member, demonstrating outstanding disaster management expertise and leadership of Australian contingents to humanitarian assistance deployments, including to Banda Ache in 2005, and as an adviser to the Fijian Ministry of Health following Cyclone Winston in 2016.
She volunteered to deploy to Japan to assist with the repatriation of Australians from the COVID-19 stricken Diamond Princess Cruise liner, and continued to provide medical support and care right through the quarantine period at Howard Springs. She was again called upon when help was needed to manage the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in aged care facilities in Victoria. She reviewed infection prevention measures and implemented tougher controls in aged care facilities.
She drew together Commonwealth and Victorian Government agencies using her extensive professional networks and created a coordinated approach that focused on ensuring safety, dignity and continuity of care was maintained for thousands of aged care residents.
Ms McMillan has continually provided sustained high quality advice on infection prevention and emergency health management in a high-tempo, complex environment.

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Frederick (Fred) Bernhard Miegel OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
For service to nursing.

Palliative Care Australia
– Member, current.
– Treasurer, Northern Territory Branch, current.
Territory Palliative Care, NT Health
– Advocate, Ampere Amantye-Akeme Hospice, Alice Springs Hospital, opened in 2018.
– Clinical Nurse Manager, Central Branch, Alice Springs Hospital, 1995-2000.
Awards and recognition includes:
– Acute Services Section, Nurse of the Year Awards, Northern Territory, 2004.

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Gavin Ashley Milkins CSC
Conspicious Service Cross (CSC)
For outstanding achievement as the Medical Head of Department and Senior Health Officer, HMAS Adelaide

Commander Milkins’ outstanding achievement as Medical Head of Department and Senior Health Officer in HMAS Adelaide underpinned the success of Exercise Talisman Sabre, Operation RENDER SAFE, Enhanced Regional Engagement, Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST, and Operation COVID-19 ASSIST. His actions directly contributed to Australia’s maritime resilience during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, preserving Adelaide’s ability to perform duties as the Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Response Vessel.

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Bernadette Ann Mottram OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division
Marrickville, New South Wales
For service to nursing, and to veterans.

St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Sydney
– Nurse Unit Manager, Orthopaedic Unit, 1985-2013.
-Quality Improvement Clerk, 2013.
– Former Member, Occupational Health and Safety Committee, Medical Records Committee, Senior Nurses Forum, and Clinical Management Team.
St Vincent’s Public Hospital, Sydney
– Charge Sister, Orthopaedic/ Neurological Ward, 1974-1975.
– Charge Sister, Accident Ward, 1968-1973.
Nursing – Other
– Charge Sister Orthopaedic Ward Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, 1977-1981.
– Sister, Royal South Sydney Hospital, Sydney, 1975-1977.
– Charge Sister Medical/Surgical Ward St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, 1967-1968.
– Member, New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association, 1986-2012 and Associate Member, since 2012.
– Staff Nurse, Course Student, Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, 1973-1974.
Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps
– Member, Reserves, 1977-1995.
– Deployed as part of International Red Cross to Thai/Cambodia border, 1981.
Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps Association
– National President, 2013-2015.
– Member, since 1981.
NSW Branch, Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps Association
– Vice-President, since 2018.
– Events Coordinator, since 2002.
World Veterans Federation
– Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps Association Representative, 2011-2019.
– Australian Delegate, Standing Committee for Asia and the Pacific.
– Coordinator, Working Group on Women, 2015.
National Boer War Memorial Association
– Committee Member, 2006-2008.
NSW State Committee, National Boer War Memorial Association
– Committee Member, 2008-2019.
– Treasurer, 2010-2014.
– Memorabilia Officer, 2014-2019.
– Functions Co-organiser, 2012-2017.
ANZAC Dawn Trust, Sydney
– Board Member, since 2019.

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Julie Ann Paul OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division
Doreen, Victoria
For service to community health.

Banksia Palliative Care Service
– Executive Officer, 2007-2017.
– Manager, Education, Training and Quality, 2003-2007.
– Manager, Business Development and Quality, 2000-2003.
– Community Palliative Nurse Consultant, 1994-2000.
Australian International Palliative Education and Consultancy Services
– Co-Founder and Director, since 2017.
– Educator and Mentor for Japanese health professionals and university nursing students, since 2017.
Other
– National Assessor and Peer Reviewer, Palliative Care, National Standard Assessment Program, 2010-2013.
– One of four inaugural Victorian Community Palliative Care Nurse Practitioners, 2005.
– Palliative Care Executive Program, 2009.
– Involved with developing the growth of palliative care in Japan, since 2006.
Community
– Established and Chaired, Friends of Banksia volunteer fundraising group, 2002-2006.
– Established and Chaired, Consumer Reference Group, 2008-2017.

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Marea Christine Reading OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division
Rodd Point, New South Wales
For service to nursing.

St Vincent’s Hospital
– Clinical Nurse Consultant, Cardiothoracic Nursing, 1986-2006.
– Cardiothoracic Post Basic Nursing Course Co-ordinator, 1974-2006.
– Educator, Professor Don Harrison AM Patient Safety Simulation Centre, since 2006.
Nursing – Other
– Facilitator, Cardiovascular Post Graduate Nursing Course, Harapan Kita, National Cardiac Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1990-2010.
– Author, Chest X-ray Quiz in each issue, Australian Critical Care, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses, 1993-2020, and the Intensive and Critical Care Nursing Journal (UK), 1994-2021.
– Fellow, Australian College of Nursing, until resigning in 2019.
– Registered Nurse, Nursing and Midwifery Board (AHPRA), since 1962.

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Jan Rice AM
Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division
Mount Waverley, Victoria
For significant service to nursing, to wound care, and to education.

Wounds Australia
– Inaugural Board Member (Wounds Australia), 2016-2018.
– Chair, National Conference, 2018.
– Co-Chair, National Conference, 2017.
– Vice-Chair, National Conference, 2016.
– Board Liaison Representative and Advisor, Education Portfolio, 2016.
Chairperson, Education and Professional Development Committee, 2006-2014.
– Inaugural Fellow, 2006.
– Member, since 1994.
Victorian Branch, Wounds Australia
– President, 2011-2013.
– Vice-President, 2009-2011.
– Committee Member, 2006-2009.
– Life Member, 2006.
Wound Specialist
– Manager, Wound Clinic, Ashwood Medical Group, Ashburton, since 2006.
– Specialist Nurse/Wound Consultant, Jan Rice WoundCare Services, since 2013.
– Partner, Wounds R Us, (Wound conferences and Webinars globally), since 2016.
– Specialist Nurse, GP wound clinics, aged care centres across suburban and regional Victoria, acute private surgical hospitals, as well as private homes, last 35 years.
– Plastic Surgery Nurse, Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit, Preston and Northcote Community Hospital, 1979-1993.
– Registered Nurse, since 1973.
Interplast Australia and New Zealand, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
– Volunteer Nurse Educator, 24 programs, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Samoa, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea, since 1994.
– Member, Interplast Nurses Working Group, current.
– Former Member, Surgical Committee.
Specialist Education
– Manager, World of Wounds, Latrobe University, 2008-2013.
– Lecturer, Wound Foundation of Australia, Monash University, 1993-2007.
– In-clinic Training with nurses on placement, Ashwood Medical Group, 2010s.
– Wound Education to Surgeons, Royal Australian College of Surgeons.
Colonel, Australian Army Reserve, (teaching personnel in wound management), 1981-2015.
Ausmed Education Pty Ltd
– Member, Venous Leg Ulcer Guideline Implementation Sub-Committee, current.
– Member, Pressure Injury Guidelines Development Sub-Committee, current.
Committee and advisory roles
– Chairperson, Education Sub-Committee, Australian Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, 2006-2014.
– Member, Venous leg Ulcer Guideline Development Committee, 2006-2014.
– Member, World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care.
– Member, Would Care Committee, Wounds UK.
– Member, Wound Care Committee, Wound Care Professionals.
= Member, Wound Care Committee, Lymphoedema Education Solutions.
Publications include:
– Co-author, Australian and New Zealand Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcer, Cambridge Press, 2011.
– Co-author, book chapters and training manuals in Plastic Surgery Nursing and Guidelines for Nurses for Wound Care in General Practice Settings.
– Expert Contributor, Standards for Wound Prevention and Management, Wounds Australia, 2016.
Journal of Wound Practice and Research
Editorial Board Member, 2000-2004.
Reviewer, current.
Awards and recognition include:
– Award named in her honour, Jan Rice Service Award, established by the Victorian Branch, Wounds Australia, 2014.
– Prince of Wales Award, 1996.

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Vicki Joan Roach AM
Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division
Longueville, New South Wales
For significant service to neuroscience nursing, and to professional federations.

World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses
– Vice-President, since 2005.
– Scientific Chair, Quadrennial Congress, Croatia 2017, Japan 2013, Canada 2009, and Sydney 2001.
– Board Member, since 1998.
Australasian Neuroscience Nurses Association
– Advisor, since 1987.
– Editor, Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, 2010-2017.
– Life Member, since 2017.
Royal North Shore Hospital
– Clinical Nurse Consultant in Neuroscience, since 2002.
– Nursing Unit Manager of Neurosurgery, 1995-2002.
– Involved in the development of a Schools Head Injury Program, 2003.
Other
– Member, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, since 1984.
– Senior Nurse Clinician, New York University Medical Center, three years.
– Guest Lecturer, ‘Women in Leadership’ and ‘Nurses and Clinicians – Professional Associations and Volunteering’, Australian Healthcare Week NSW, 2018.
– Past Guest Speaker, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses.
– Past Guest Speaker, Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses.
– Past Conference Guest Speaker, British Association of Neuroscience Nurses.
– Creator and Author, Cerebral Tap board game, 1988 (teaches facts about the brain and spinal cord).

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Wendy Smyth OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division
Townsville, Queensland
For service to nursing.

Professional
– Nurse Manager – Research, Townsville Hospital and Health Service, since 2002.
– Assisted with the establishment Tropical Health Research Unit for Nursing and Midwifery, 2002.
– Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, James Cook University, since 2001.
Townsville Hospital Ethics Committee
– Deputy Chair, since 2019.
– Member, since 2014.
Reef HQ Aquarium
– Volunteer, since 2002.
Reef HQ Volunteer Association Committee
– President, 2 years.
– Former Vice-President.
– Committee Member, since 2003-2008.
Other
– Member, Alligator Creek Branch of the Queensland Country Women’s Association, current.
Awards and recognition includes:
– Australian Nursing Fellowship, Kellogg Foundation,1984-1985.

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Linette Veitch AM
Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division
Westleigh, New South Wales
For significant service to nurse education, and to international health programs.

Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney
– Former Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health, retired in 2008.
– Former Director of Doctoral Programs.
– Former Director of Postgraduate Studies.
– Former Director of Midwifery Studies.
– Former Director of Research Studies.
– Various roles, 1997-2008.
World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development, Western Pacific Region, University of Technology Sydney
-Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing and Midwifery and Director, International Programs, since 2009, with roles including:
– Developed nursing courses, Vanuatu, 2018-2020 and Consultant with the Vanuatu Ministry of Education, since 2018.
– Reviewer, DFAT Australian Awards Fellowships, 12 Pacific countries, 2009-2017.
– Co-author, ‘Vital Role of Nurses and Midwives Report in the Western Pacific Region’.
– Training Midwives, Al Ain Hospital, United Arab Emirates.
– National audit of community health schools, Papua New Guinea (in conjunction with DFAT).
– Author, revision of Midwifery Curriculum, Papua New Guinea.
– Developed the national Bachelor of Nursing Curriculum for Papua New Guinea, 2014-2016.
– Co-ordinator of programs for nurses and community health workers, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea (in conjunction with Australian Doctors International), 2013-2014.
– Lead, Reconstruction of Nursing Education, Banda Aceh, Indonesia (following 2004 Tsunami), 2005-2007.
Health – Other
– Member, making Supreme Days for Girls Kits for developing countries, ‘Days for Girls’ charity, current.
– Helped build a healthcare clinic at Batuna, Solomon Islands.
– Maternal and Child Care Nurse, for district surrounding Hatzfeldhaven Hospital, northwest coast of Papua New Guinea, 1960s.
– Registered Nurse, since 1965.
– Registered Midwife, since 1965.
Awards and recognition include:
– Vice-Chancellor’s Social Justice and Human Rights Award, University of Technology Sydney.

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Margaret Beryl Vincent OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division
Avondale, New South Wales
For service to community health

St John Ambulance Australia (NSW)
– Peer Support Officer, 2020.
– State Staff Officer, Advanced Clinical Management Team Operations, 2006-2020.
– Founding Member, Field Medical Team (now Advanced Casualty Management Team).
– Divisional Officer in Charge, 2005-2006.
– Regional Nursing Officer, Officer Grade IV, 1992-2005.
– Divisional Superintendent, Wentworthville Cadet Division, 1988-1991.
– Divisional Nursing Officer, Officer Grade V, Wentworthville Cadet Division, 1985-1988.
– Divisional Nursing Officer, Probationary Officer Grade VI, Wentworthville Cadet Division, 1985.
– Honorary Life Member, 1990.
Blacktown Hospital
– Former Team Leader, Birthing Unit, 20 years.
– Former Member, Work, Health and Safety Committee.
Nursing – Other
– Nurse, (Occupational Health, Haemodialysis, New South Wales Prison system and Midwifery), since 1968.
Awards and recognition include:
– St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) and NSW Premier’s Bushfire Citation, 2020.
– Silver Commendation Award, St John Ambulance Australia (NSW), 2014.
– Commander of the Order, The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, 2011; Officer of the Order, 2001; Member of the Order, 1995; Priory Vote of Thanks, 1992.

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End Notes

Missing Anyone?
Please let me know via the comments section below if I missed any Nurses on the 2021 Queen’s Birtday Honours List. Naturally, I’m happy to correct any oversights.

Queen’s Birthday?
Pfft! What the hell are we doing celebrating our best and brightest by linking them to an unelected Brit? We should get behind the Australian Republic Movement, get the Union Jack off our flag, and the Queens’s head (soon to be Charles’ head) off our coins.
See: republic.org.au

Paul McNamara, 14 June 2021

Short URL: meta4RN.com/Queen21

Addit 15 June 2021

Via LinkedIn Anthony Russell and Nathan Freeman let me know about two ommissions of Military Nurses (Gavin Milkins and Greg Brown) from the original list. Neither of their citations mention nursing, but they’re both on the AHPRA Register, so they’ve been added now.

Addit 17 June 2021

Via facebook Michele Davidson let me know that I had missed including Margaret Vincent on the original list – added now. Thanks Michele. Sorry Margaret.

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