Browse the list of honorary doctorate recipients from the Australian Catholic University.

1992

Sir Bernard James Callinan AC CBE DSO MC (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred at Inauguration Ceremony of Australian Catholic University on 23 April 1992

1994

Rev Dr Francis Henry Harman AO (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 2 May 1994

1996

Dr Victor James Couch AM (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 11 April 1996
Br Justin Linus Kelty cfc (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 1 June 1996
His Excellency The Hon Sir James Augustine Gobbo AC CVO QC — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 3 June 1996

1997

Sr Noni Mitchell ibvm (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 3 April 1997
Mr Basil George Turner — Honorary Master of Arts conferred on 4 April 1997
Most Rev Thomas Francis Little KBE (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 29 May 1997

1998

Rev Francis Mecham OAM (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate on 17 April 1998

1999

The Hon Sir William Patrick Deane AC KBE — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 April 1999
Dr John Billings AM KCSG (deceased) — Honorary Doctorates conferred on 16 April 1999
Dr Evelyn Billings AM DCSG (deceased) — Honorary Doctorates conferred on 16 April 1999
Emeritus Professor Rosemary Goldie AO (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 23 April 1999

2000

Rev Valentine Cedric Patterson msc (deceased) — Honorary Masters conferred on 7 April 2000
The Hon Mrs Mary Marguerite Leneen Forde AC — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 13 April 2000
Br Charles Howard fms AM (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 27 April 2000
Ms Evelyn Ruth Scott AO (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 27 April 2000
Sr Mary Gabrielle Jennings rsm (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 2 June 2000

2001

Dr Robert Fitzgerald AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 6 April 2001
Emeritus Professor Tess Cramond AO OBE (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 11 April 2001
Most Reverend Carlos Belo sdb — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 23 April 2001
Sr Rosemary Crumlin rsm OAM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 25 May 2001
Mr John Theodore Ralph AC — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 25 May 2001

2002

Sr Evelyn Mary Woodward rsj (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 April 2002
Mr John Anthony Eales AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 10 April 2002
Sr Deirdre Ann Rofe ibvm (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 April 2002
Professor John Michael Dwyer AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 3 May 2002
His Eminence Cardinal Edward Bede Clancy AC (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 3 May 2002
Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Roslyn Bashir AD CVO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 3 May 2002
Rev Thomas Michael Doyle AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 10 May 2002

2003

Mr Geoffrey Joy — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 4 April 2003
Sr Patricia Pak Poy rsm AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 3 May 2003
Professor Ivan Deveson AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 9 May 2003
Sr Marie Kehoe rsm AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 9 May 2003
Professor Emeritus Peter Drake AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 23 May 2003

2004

Bishop Geoffrey Robinson DD (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 26 March 2004
Mrs Sallyanne Atkinson AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 2 April 2004
Ms Joan Carden AO OBE — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 15 April 2004
Fr John O'Reilly — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 28 April 2004
Frà Professor Richard Divall AO OBE (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 28 April 2004
Mr Allan Myers AC QC — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 1 May 2004
Professor Bernard Hickey AM (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 2 September 2004

2005

Sir Peter Leslie Charles Barter OBE — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 23 March 2005
The Honourable Anthony Murray Gleeson AC QC — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 31 March 2005
The Reverend Father Cyril Thomas Hally SSC JCL (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 31 March 2005
Mr Julian William Kennedy Burnside AO QC — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 9 April 2005
Dr Shirin Ebadi — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 14 April 2005
Mr John Fredolin Gleeson AM (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 14 April 2005
Lady Primrose Catherine Potter AC — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 21 April 2005
Dr Gerard Ronald Vaughan AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 21 April 2005
The Most Reverend Ming—Cheung Michael Yeung — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 17 December 2005

2006

Most Reverend Francis Patrick Carroll — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 31 March 2006
The Wiggles — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 11 April 2006
Reverend Father William Jordan (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred 29 April 2006
Fr Thomas Patrick Boland (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred 10 May 2006
Sr Kathleen Mary Burke rsm (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 10 May 2006
The Honourable Susan Crennan AC QC — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 25 May 2006
Mr David Wenham — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 25 May 2006
The Honourable James Spigelman AC — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 4 October 2006

2007

Mr Phil Glendenning AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 30 March 2007
Mr Jimmy Little AO (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 11 April 2007
Mr Terry Sullivan — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 11 April 2007
The Honourable Fred Chaney AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 May 2007
Mr Gerald Gleeson AC KCSG (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 May 2007
Ms Susanne Macri AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 May 2007
Rev John Thornhill SM (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 May 2007
Ms Margaret Gurry AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 28 May 2007
Mr Michael Leunig — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 29 May 2007
Archbishop Michael Miller — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 1 August 2007
Mr Rino Grollo — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 4 October 2007

2008

Reverend Tim Costello AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 12 April 2008
Br Kelvin Canavan fms AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 21 April 2008
Mr Francis Sullivan AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 22 April 2008
Mr Li Cunxin AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 22 April 2008
The Honourable Lex Lasry AM QC — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 6 May 2008
Mr Eugene Cullity AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 6 May 2008
Sr Mary Ronayne sgs (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 27 May 2008
Ms Margaret Vider DSG— Honorary Doctorate conferred on 27 May 2008
Sr Mary McDonald sgs — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 27 May 2008
Mr Terrence O’Connell OAM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 2 October 2008

2009

Sr Angela Ryan csb — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 27 March 2009
Mrs Jan Buckley — Honorary Master of Arts conferred on 30 March 2009
Mr David Landa — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 30 March 2009
Sr Joan Healy rsj — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 31 March 2009
Mrs Patricia Burke AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 31 March 2009
Sr Denise Coghlan rsm AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 15 April 2009
Dr Eric Shaw CBE (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 15 April 2009
Mr James Synan — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 2 May 2009
Rev William James Uren sj AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 4 May 2009
Mr Kevin Sheedy AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 May 2009
Mr Brendan Dooley (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 May 2009
General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK CVO MC (Retd) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 29 September 2009
Ms Isabel Guterres — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 31 October 2009

2010

Father Jan Stanislaw Sebastian Czuba svd — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 26 March 2010
Fr Brendan Byrne sj — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 26 March 2010
Mr E W R (Ted) Howard AM OBE (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 April 2010
Fr Edmund Campion — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 April 2010
Mr Tony Carroll KCSG AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 April 2010
Emeritus Rabbi Raymond Apple AO rfd — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 April 2010
Professor Thomas John (Jack) Martin AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 May 2010
Rev Professor Gerald O'Collins AC sj — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 7 June 2010
Mr Bernard Michael Geary OAM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 June 2010
Mr Richard Gill AO (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 June 2010
Mr Francis Aloysius Costa — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 28 September 2010

2011

Professor Tim Flannery — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 4 April 2011
Rev Prof James Haire AC KSJ — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 April 2011
Sr Anne Derwin rsj (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 April 2011
Mr Alan Druery OAM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 April 2011
Emeritus Professor Peter Sheehan AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 April 2011
Mr Geoffrey Torney AM (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 7 May 2011
Dr He Qi — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 19 May 2011
Rev Emeritus Professor Francis Moloney SDB AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 19 May 2011
Mr Jim Stynes OAM (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 May 2011
Rev Emeritus Professor Peter Steele AM sj (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 May 2011

2012

Mrs Helen Christine Williams — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 24 April 2012
Aunty Joan Patricia Hendriks (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 4 May 2012
The Honourable Dr John Herron AO (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 4 May 2012
Archbishop Bruno Forte — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 9 July 2012
Professor Francis X Clooney SJ — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 25 July 2012
Professor Mary Anne Glendon — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 4 December 2012

2013

Sr Patricia Franklin IBVM AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 16 March 2013
Sr Margaret Mary Brown OP — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 23 March 2013
Sr Rosemary Lewins OP — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 23 March 2013
Br Robert Julian McDonald cfc AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 April 2013
The Honorable Timothy Andrew Fischer AC (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 23 April 2013
Thomas Keneally AO FAHA — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 14 May 2013
His Eminence Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga SDB — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 14 October 2013
Br Ambrose Payne AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 14 October 2013

2014

Mr Ian MacRitchie — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 7 April 2014
Very Reverend Peter Gregory Williams VG EV — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 April 2014
The Honourable Justice Barry O’Keefe AM QC (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 April 2014
His Grace Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald M Afr — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 May 2014
Most Rev Bishop James Foley DD DPh (Leuven) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 19 May 2014
Aunty Ruth Hegarty — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 19 May 2014
Reverend Professor John Thaddeus Pawlikowski OSM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 20 May 2014
His Grace Archbishop Diarmuid Martin — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 14 July 2014
His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle DD — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 4 August 2014
His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 14 August 2014
His Grace Archbishop Dominique François Joseph Mamberti — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 24 November 2014

2015

His Grace Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 6 May 2015
Sr Assumption Neary sjg — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 8 May 2015
Rabbi John Simon Levi AC — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 12 May 2015
Mervyn John Phillips AO (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 26 May 2015
Sr Giovanni Farquer rsj — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 27 May 2015
Professor Jean—Luc Marion — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 26 June 2015
His Eminence George Cardinal Pell AC — Doctor of Laws conferred on 1st September 2015
Professor Dianne Bergant CSA — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 18 September 2015
Reverend Dr Paul Stenhouse OAM MSC (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 29 September 2015

2016

Professor Fiona Forbes — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 April 2016
Dr Brenda Mary Niall AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 7 April 2016
Baroness Sheila Hollins — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 13 April 2016
Monsignor Guy—Réal Thivierge — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 19 May 2016
Mr Les Murray AO (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 24 May 2016
Professor Romano Pirola OAM and Mrs Mavis Pirola OAM (joint award) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 25 May 2016
His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl BA MA STD — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 31 August 2016
Dr Stephen Aitken (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 6 October 2016

2017

Sr Angela Mary Doyle RSM AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 May 2017
Sr Elizabeth Dodds RSC — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 24 May 2017
The Hon Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE GBS QC — Doctor of Laws conferred on 25 May 2017
Mr Edward William Exell AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 30 May 2017
Mr Peter John O'Callaghan QC (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 31 May 2017
Sr Anne Marie Gardiner FDNSC, AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 5 October 2017
Mr Julian McMahon AC SC — Doctor of Laws conferred on 10 October 2017
His Grace Anba Suriel — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 10 October 2017

2018

Aunty Fay Mary Green OAM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 9 May 2018
Elizabeth Gleeson AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 10 May 2018

2019

Ellen Maev O’Collins MBE PhD (deceased) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 12 April 2019
Archbishop Denis James Hart DD — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 30 April 2019
Brother Aengus Kavanagh FSP — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 22 May 2019
Chiara Perinetti Casoni — Honorary Master of Arts conferred on 13 June 2019
Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher STL JCD — Doctor of Laws conferred on 24 June 2019
Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda CSsR — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 23 July 2019
Brother Jude Butcher cfc AM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 29 July 2019
Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 15 October 2019

2020

Dr Gerard Joseph Henderson and Mrs Anne Elizabeth Henderson AM (joint award) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 6 October 2020

2021

The Honourable Greg Crafter AO — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 28 April 2021
Reverend Christopher Willcock SJ — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 28 April 2021
Sr Mary O'Shannassy sgs OAM — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 29 April 2021
Marionne MacRitchie — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 25 May 2021
The Hon John Fahey AC, GCSG (Posthumous) — Honorary Doctorate conferred on 27 May 2021

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