Awards and Recognition

2017 Ambassador, Dignity

2017 Citation in Who’s Who in Australia (annually since 1988)

2016 Citation in Who’s Who of Australian Women (biannually since 2006)

2016 Citation in The Parity Democrat’s Birthdays of Distinguished Living Women (annually since 2005)

2015 Ambassador, Women’s International Cricket League/FairBreak

2015 Patron, Graduate Women International

2014 Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, for ‘making a significant impact through sustained commitment to advancing the status and rights of women, particularly in developing countries’

2013 Distinguished Alumni Award, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, for ‘displaying outstanding leadership, professional and human qualities, contributing to profession, business and community at local, national and international levels by making a significant impact through sustained commitment to advancing the status and rights of women, particularly in developing countries’

2013 International Alliance of Women 100 World of Difference Award for ‘contributions to the economic empowerment of women in the community’

2013 Global Ambassador, International Alliance of Women

2013 Ambassador, Australian Centre for Leadership for Women

2013 Patron, Sunshine Foundation Australia

2012 Australian Financial Review/Westpac Inaugural Australian 100 Women of Influence Award for ‘demonstrating significant influence globally and contributing to driving positive change in Australia’

2012 International honorary member, Zonta International

2011 Global Honor Roll of Leaders for Women’s Human Rights, Centre for Women’s Policy Studies, USA

2010 Patron, Australian Centre for Leadership for Women

2010 Honorary member, Business and Professional Women, Australia

2010 Officer of the Division of the Order of Australia (for distinguished service to international relations, particularly through the promotion of human rights of women and through public sector reform in developing countries

2008 Citation in Who’s Who in New South Wales, Australia

2005 Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre Crest Award for distinguished contribution to curriculum development in gender training, 2004-5

2005 President’s Award in recognition of commitment to Rotary service as Director International of the Rotary Club of Dhaka North West, Bangladesh, 2004-5

2005 President’s Award of Life Membership for notable contribution to Khirton Khola Bangladesh, 2004-5

2003 President’s Citation in recognition of five years contribution to the Rotary Club of Port Vila as President, Director Communications and Director Community Service, 1999-2003

2003 President’s Award for distinguished service in inaugurating the Vanuatu Association of Women Graduates and as Convener for International Relations, 1999-2003

2001 Distinguished Alumni Award, ‘For her national and international work in public service and institutional reform’, University of Canberra

2001 District Governor’s Citation in recognition of commitment to Rotary service as President of the Rotary Club of Port Vila, 2000-2001

2002 Citation in National Foundation of Australian Women’s Australian Women’s Register, ongoing – www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE0349b.htm

1995 Australian Council for Educational Administration Accreditation, as an Educational Administrator with professional status in the fields of Systems Administration and Tertiary Administration.

1995 Finalist, Telstra Victorian Business Women’s Awards, Public Sector – Government and Agencies Category

1992 Australian Council for Educational Administration/BP 1993 Travelling Scholar

1992 National Sports Behavioural Science Research Award (for a study in patterns of involvement and withdrawal of coaches in basketball, hockey and netball, with comparisons between male and female coaches).

1992 Hilma Cranley Adult Education International Study Award (United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Europe, United States of America)

1990 President’s Citation, Australian College of Education

1989 Citation in Who’s Who in Canberra

1989 Citation in International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women

1988 Member of the Division of the Order of Australia (for public service, particularly in education)

1987 Fellowship, Australian Institute of Management

1987 Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding International Doctoral Dissertation Award

1984 Citation in World Who’s Who of Women

1984 Australian Public Service Postgraduate Study Award (Armidale)

1983 Fellowship, Australian College of Education (for contributions to the administration of major national education initiatives in rural education, disadvantaged schools and professional development)

1980-81 Commonwealth Public Service Postgraduate Study Award (London)

1976 Commonwealth Department of Education Postgraduate Award (Canberra)

1973-74 Papua New Guinea Department of Education Research Grant

1970-72 Commonwealth Department of Education Tertiary Scholarship (Port Moresby)