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2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Monday, 10 June 2019

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A Hollywood star, an education researcher and a Nyoongar elder are among ECU staff, students and alumni named in this year’s honours.

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List recognises Australians for outstanding excellence, achievement or meritorious service in their fields.

ECU staff and alumni named in this year’s list include:

Hugh Jackman (AC)

For eminent service to the performing arts as an acclaimed actor and performer, and to the global community, particularly as an advocate for poverty eradication.

Mr Jackman studied at ECU’s Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and in 2014 returned to the University to launch the Jackman Furness Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Professor Ross Dowling OAM (AM)

For significant service to higher education, and to tourism and conservation.

Professor Dowling is the Foundation Professor of Tourism in the School of Business and Law. His research specialties include geotourism, cruise ship tourism, ecotourism and tourism planning and development.

Dr Lorraine Hammond (AM)

For significant service to higher education, and to the community.

Dr Hammond is a senior lecturer in the School of Education and is recognised as an expert in the area of learning difficulties.

She is also a researcher in the areas of explicit instruction and early literacy and received an Australian Award for Teaching Excellence in 2016.

Dr Noel Nannup (OAM)

For service to the Indigenous community of Western Australia.

Dr Nannup is a respected Nyoongar elder and has previously served as ECU’s Elder-in-residence.

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