Honorary Titles Awarded


Emeritus Professor

Professor Tania Aspland FATEA - 8 April 2020
Professor Michelle Campbell - awarded on 22 April 2021
Professor Peter Carpenter - awarded on 18 November 2004
Professor Judith Chapman AM - awarded on 20 November 2014
Professor Doug Clarke - awarded on 14 August 2018
Professor Phil Clarkson - awarded on 19 March 2013
Professor John Coll AM - awarded on 30 March 2006
Professor Greg Craven AO GCSG - awarded on 6 August 2020 (effective 11 January 2021)
Professor Gail Crossley - awarded on 20 October 2016
Professor Anne Cummins - awarded on 11 April 2019
Professor Tony d'Arbon fms - awarded on 17 August 2009
Professor Bernard Daffey - awarded on 13 July 1995
Professor Michael Doyle - awarded on 13 August 1998
Professor Peter Drake AM - awarded on 9 October 1997
Professor Patrick Duignan - awarded on 1 January 2008
Professor Muredach Dynan - awarded on 18 November 2004
Professor Marie Emmitt - awarded on 7 May 2015
Professor Jack Flanagan - awarded on 24 November 2005
Professor Robert Gascoigne- awarded on 7 May 2015
Professor Wolfgang Grichting - awarded on 25 May 2000
Professor Margot Hillel OAM - awarded on 6 August 2020
Professor Anne Hunt OAM FACE - awarded on 7 May 2015
Professor Romina Jamieson-Proctor- awarded on 28 April 2022
Professor Pamela Joyce - awarded on 24 July 1997
Professor Geoff Kiel - 8 April 2020
Professor Thomas Martin - awarded 18 June 2013
Professor Morag McArthur - awarded 14 August 2018
Professor Gabrielle McMullen AM - awarded on 16 September 2010
Professor Francis J Moloney sdb, AM - awarded on 17 November 2008
Professor Janet Mooney - awarded on 8 December 2021
Professor Marea Nicholson - awarded October 2019
Professor John O'Gorman - awarded on 1 January 2009
Professor Peter Rendell - 8 April 2020
Mr Chris Sheargold - awarded on 13 June 2012
Professor Peter Sheehan AO - awarded on 1 February 2008
Professor Dan Stewart cfc AO- awarded on 30 March 2006
Professor Shurlee Swain- awarded 15 August 2017
Professor Elizabeth Warren- awarded on 1 July 2017
Professor Peter Wilson - awarded on 1 January 2009

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Adjunct Professor

Professor Paul Babie - renewed to 23 August 2024 in recognition of his contribution to learning and teaching, and his promotion of the scholarship of Law and Religion in the Thomas More Law School.

Dr Geraldine (Polly) Bednash - renewed to 1 March 2025 in recognition of her extensive collaboration with ACU and her significant contribution to teaching and research with the development of postgraduate programs, and the setting up of international student exchange programs.

Dr Michael Bezzina - renewed to 1 March 2025 in recognition of his scholarship and direct involvement in ACU’s work through the La Salle Academy in designing and delivering professional learning experiences for leaders and in Catholic education.

Professor Fr Frank Brennan - renewed to 1 March 2022 in recognition of his reputation nationally as a lawyer and priest with an outstanding record in the areas of social justice and human rights, especially in relation to Aboriginal Australians and refugees, and his willingness to continue collaboration with the Thomas More Law School and ACU.

Br Kelvin Canavan fms AM – renewed to 14 August 2024 for his significant contribution and his invaluable affiliation with ACU.

Professor Gerard Carney – awarded for 3 years to 31 July 2024 in recognition of his reputation nationally as one of Australia’s leading public law scholars and teachers, and in recognition of his support for and willingness to collaborate with the Thomas More Law School and ACU.

Dr. Damien Cremean – awarded to 1 March 2025 in recognition of his experience as an academic and Barrister, an Adjunct Professor of the University of Queensland, and Senior Member of the Administrative Appeals tribunal. D. Cremean is a distinguished scholar in Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Maritime Law, International Law, and Criminal Law. He has been extensively cited in international and Australian Legal Journals of the highest quality.

Mr Stephen Cornelissen - renewed to 2 March 2025 in recognition of his leadership and invaluable support in aged care services in Victoria.

Professor Ian Coyle – awarded to 31 October 2024 in recognition of his reputation nationally as one of Australia’s leading expert witnesses in criminal and civil cases, and in recognition of his support for and willingness to collaborate with the Thomas More Law School and ACU.

Professor Jeffrey Dunn AO - awarded to 31 July 2024 in recognition of his leadership and research in the social behavioural aspects of cancer control, spanning the continuum of prevention, early detection, supportive care, and quality of life.

The Honourable Geoffrey Eames AM QC – awarded to 31 May 2024 in recognition of his reputation nationally as a distinguished, senior Legal Practitioner and his willingness to collaborate with the Thomas More Law School and ACU.

Ms Alanna Geary - renewed to 1 March 2025 in recognition for her support of ACU nursing and midwifery programs, students, and graduates over many years.

Mr Toby Hall - renewed for 3 years to 11 April 2025 in recognition of his significant contribution to the partnership between ACU and St Vincent’s Health Australia and his support with new initiatives in clinical placement, joint research, and joint community engagement.

Professor Simon Haines - awarded to 17 October 2022 in recognition of his longstanding contribution to the humanities.

Professor Christine Imms - awarded to 31 July 2023 in recognition of her contributions to the establishment of the National School of Allied Health, her expertise in occupational therapy education and sustained research, international engagement, and impact in the field of childhood-onset disability and ongoing ACU research partnerships.

Dr Shane Kelly – renewed to 1 March 2022 in recognition of his significant contribution to the partnership between ACU and the St John of God Health Care and the support with new initiatives regarding clinical placements, joint research, and joint community engagement.

Mr Alan Lilly – renewed to 17 July 2025 in recognition of his willingness to develop and enhance industry and sector relationships with ACU.

Ms Janine Loader – renewed to 2 March 2025 in recognition of her significant contribution in undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses and clinical models and her commitment to collaboration between the University and St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Melbourne.

Dr William Lord – awarded to 31 October 2024 in recognition of his research in the field of Paramedicine and contribution to the profession. 

Ms Elizabeth (Libby) Lyons – awarded to 31 October 2024 in recognition of her reputation nationally as director of the Federal Workplace Gender Equality Agency (the Agency, WGEA) where she brought the Agency and its work into the mainstream of Australian consciousness on key economics and human rights issues and in recognition of her support for, and willingness to collaborate with the Thomas More Law School and ACU.

Professor Sharynne McLeod – awarded to 31 October 2024 in recognition of her world–leading research activities and contributions to the mentoring and capacity building of staff within the School of Allied Health.

Dr Patricia McMullen – renewed to 28 February 2025 in recognition of her strong leadership in collaboration and relationship building between ACU Faculty of Health Sciences and The Catholic University of America School of Nursing by facilitating teaching, learning and research opportunities to ACU staff and students.

Ms Angela Nolan – renewed to 2 March 2025 in recognition of her leadership in nursing and contribution to the strong partnership between ACU, the Nursing Research Institute and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne which facilitates links between research, and clinical practice.

Professor Patricia O'Rourke – renewed to 2 March 2025 in recognition of her significant contributions in maintaining a strong partnership with the University, as well as supporting new initiatives in clinical placement, joint research, and joint community engagement.

The Honourable David Parsons SC – awarded to 31 May 2024 in recognition of his reputation nationally as a distinguished, senior Legal Practitioner along with his willingness to collaborate with the Thomas More Law School and ACU.

Dr Nilda (Nena) Peragallo–Montano – renewed to 1 March 2025 in recognition of her expertise as an advisor in nursing leadership and higher education, especially in research and community engagement, as well as her strength in facilitating collaboration between ACU and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ms Kathryn Riddell – renewed to 2 March 2025 in recognition of her leadership in nursing and contribution to the strong partnership between ACU, Nursing Research Institute and St Vincent’s Health Melbourne, which facilitates links between research and clinical practice.

Associate Professor Anthony Schembri renewed until 30 September 2023 in recognition of his leadership in healthcare and contribution to the strong partnership between ACU, the Nursing Research Institute and St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney which facilitates lings between education, research, and clinical practice.

Dr Sara Smyth – awarded to 31 May 2024 in recognition of her reputation internationally as a leading expert in cyber law along with her willingness to collaborate with the Thomas More Law School and ACU.

Dr Peter Steer – renewed to 2 March 2025 in recognition of his significant contribution to the partnership between ACU and Mater and his support and collaboration in education, research, and community engagement activities.

Dr Matthew Storey – awarded to 31 October 2024 in recognition of his reputation nationally as a leading expert in Indigenous heritage law in Australia, and for his willingness to collaborate with the Thomas More Law School and ACU.

Mr David Swan – renewed to 28 February 2022 in recognition of his leadership in nursing and contribution to the strong partnership between ACU and St Vincent’s Private Hospitals Division, St Vincent’s Health Australia, and his collaboration of teaching, learning and research opportunities to our staff and students.

Mr Graham John Thomas QC – awarded to 31 July 2024 in recognition of your reputation nationally as one of Australia’s leading criminal lawyers, your extensive experience in Australian courts, along with your demonstrated willingness over the past decade to collaborate with the Thomas More Law School and ACU.

Ms Anna Thornton – renewed to 12 October 2024 in recognition of Adjunct Professor Thornton’s leadership in nursing and contribution to the strong partnership between ACU, Nursing Research Institute and St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney, which has facilitated links between research and clinical practice.

Mr Terence Kevin Tobin QC, GCSG – renewed to 1 March 2025 in recognition of his contribution to Law and Legal Education, both in Australia and internationally and to the Catholic Church.

Professor David Watts – awarded to 31 May 2024 in recognition of his reputation nationally as one of Australia’s leading data protection experts with experience as a regulator, policy maker, public and private sector lawyer and leading the task force on Big Data and Open Data for the United Nations Special Rapporteur along with his willingness to collaborate with the Thomas More Law School and ACU.

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Honorary Professor

Professor Robert Audi - awarded to 31 December 2025 - in recognition of his world-leading research over six decades across a wide range of philosophical subfields, and in appreciation of his tremendous contributions to ACU’s pursuit of research intensification in philosophy over seven years of exceptional service as a Professorial Fellow. His appointment commences on 1 January 2022.

Dr Anne Benjamin - renewed to 31 December 2023 in recognition of her continued contribution to Catholic education locally, nationally, and internationally.

Professor Charles Burford PhD – awarded to 31 June 2023. Over the past 40 years Dr. Charles Burford established the first ACU programs in Educational Leadership and direction to the Master of Educational Leadership and the Doctor of Education. Under his leadership the Leadership program grew from a program for 15 students in 1980 to the largest Master’s degree of its type in Australian Universities with nearly 500 students enrolled nationally and internationally. This honorary position would be an acknowledgement of his contribution to postgraduate studies at ACU and his ongoing research and writing in Catholic Educational Leadership and his leadership of ongoing projects co–sponsored by ACU such as the Tongan Catholic Education Review.

Professor Tony Coady FAHA, FASSA – renewed to 28 February 2025 in recognition of his scholarly accomplishments in philosophy and his contributions to academia and philosophy in Melbourne, Australia, and internationally. We especially recognise Professor Coady’s work in public philosophy, and his dedication to putting philosophy in service of the social good.

Professor Sarah Coakley – is awarded to 1 November 2024 in recognition of her research and publications on modern systematic theology, analytic and continental philosophy of religion, evolutionary theory and theology, patristic theology and spirituality, contemporary theories of gender and ‘race’, along with her significant contribution to researchers at ACU.

Professor Joy Cumming – renewed to 31 December 2024 in recognition of her international reputation as a leading researcher in educational assessment and equity.

Professor Harry Daniels – renewed to 24 March 2025 in recognition of Professor Daniel’s reputation as an internationally-renowned expert educational researcher and acknowledging his willingness to collaborate with researchers on grant applications, participate as an international partner in applications, provide research mentorship and to raise the profile of ACU in international research communities.

Professor and Laureate Fellow Quentin Grafton -  awarded to 30 June 2025 based on his internationally acclaimed research and public policy work and his willingness to bring that expertise to bear in support of the University's commitment to advance the goals of the Laudato Si Action Platform (LSAP). 

Professor Wayne A Hochwarter – awarded to 11 October 2024 has been recognized as being among the top 2% of scholars within our field, publishing over 100 articles in his career, numerous of which are top-tier. His scholarly qualities are further evidenced by his invited keynote addresses, editorial board memberships, and researcher, career, best paper, and external visibility awards.

Professor Tiny Jaarsma – awarded to 17 July 2022 in acknowledgement of his highly cited publications and research priority area of health, specifically in self–care research.

Professor Gabriele Kaiser – awarded to 24 March 2025 - in recognition of Professor Kaiser’s reputation as a world leading researcher in the field of Mathematics Education, with specialisations in mathematical modelling, teacher competencies and teacher noticing.

Professor Geoff Kiel – renewed to 12 November 2022 in recognition of his expertise in governance, his publications, and his significant contributions to the ACU.

Dr David T. Martin (B.Sci., M.Sci., PhD.) – awarded to 31 December 2023 in recognition of outstanding service to elite sport in Australia and the USA. His contributions extend to ACU’s research and teaching initiatives, raising ACU’s profile internationally and within industry as a leader in sports science education, research and high–performance sport service provision.

Dr Graham Maxwell PhD, FACE – renewed to 31 May 2024 is a distinguished scholar with an international reputation in educational assessment. He brings to ACU a wealth of experience from 50 years of teaching and research and will assist the work of the Institute for Learning Sciences and Education at ACU through consultation, collaboration, research, and Teacher writing.

Dr Lee–Anne Perry AM – renewed to 31 May 2024 in recognition of her reputation as a leader in the field of education and acknowledgement of her willingness to collaborate with ACU in partnership building, developing excellent teacher education programs and in building enhanced capacity in Catholic schools through collaborative professional development and policy formation.

Professor Dr Georg Peters – renewed to 14 August 2024 in recognition of his expertise and contribution in computer science and applied mathematics.

Professor Deborah Plath – awarded to 1 January 2025 in recognition of her contribution to the Social Work program at ACU, her expertise in Social Work education and sustained research, international engagement, and impact on consumer engagement and ongoing ACU research partnerships.

Professor David Runia <– renewed to 29 November 2024 to acknowledge his outstanding, world-leading research achievements, involvement in ACU research projects, mentoring of ACU researchers, and ongoing support for the University's strategic research priorities in religion, philosophy, and historical studies.

Professor Peter Renshaw – awarded to 24 March 2025 in recognition of his world-leading expertise in sociocultural theories and educational research which addresses issues, such as student diversity, educational disadvantage, and equity.

Associate Professor Miriam Schoenfield – awarded to 12 November 2022 in recognition of her expertise in and intellectual contribution to research in epistemology and metaethics, philosophy of race and gender and logic.

Associate Professor Mindy (Krischer) Shoss – renewed to 10 September 2024 recognized as being among the top 6% of scholars within our field, publishing over 45 articles within her career, numerous of which are top-tier. Her scholarly qualities are further evidenced by her invited keynote addresses, over $2 million (USD) of competitive research income, editorial board memberships, and researcher and early career awards.

Professor Rudolf Straesser – renewed to 31 July 2023 in recognition of his publication record in Mathematics Education, preparedness to provide strategic advice about publication and project application opportunities and willingness to participate in joint research projects with Australian Catholic University.

Professor Theo van Leeuwen – renewed to 31 December 2023 in recognition of his leadership in the field of social semiotics, in particular his development of social semiotic theories and methods for the analysis of multimodal communication, which have been seminal to internationally established and ongoing research into the multimodal literacies of the 21st Century.

Emeritus Professor Denys Turner – awarded to 31 July 2024 in recognition of his world–leading research and numerous monographs and articles on the medieval traditions of Christian theology, the philosophy of religion, and on issues of theological epistemology.

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Adjunct Associate Professor

Associate Professor Mary Macken-Horarik – renewed to 10 September 2024 in recognition of her international reputation and scholarly expertise in the field of Senior Secondary English Curriculum.

Dr Helena Johansson - awarded to 31 May 2023 in recognition of her contribution to ACU’s osteoporosis research and ACU’s research excellence in the field of health sciences. Dr Johansson is an internationally recognised statistician in osteoporosis and holds a PhD in Medicine. She is the author of 173 peer reviewed papers on bone disease and metabolism, of which 32 publications are ACU-affiliated.

Associate Professor Gwenda Tavan - awarded to 31 July 2023 in recognition of her contribution to the humanities and specialist knowledge in Australian politics, political communication, public policy and the politics and history of immigration in global, trans-national and Australian contexts.

Dr Jacqueline Z. Wilson – awarded to 31 October 2024 in recognition of her work as a survivor–researcher pursuing restorative justice for Australian Care Leavers (people who grew up in out–of–home care).

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Honorary Fellow

Dr David Arnold – awarded to 31 July 2024 in recognition of his contribution to the field of public law through teaching at Graduate and Post Graduate level. Writer of Thomas More Law School’s inaugural compulsory course in Statutory Interpretation. Associated Expert for Australia, Tracing Inherent Powers Project, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Dr Matthew S. Champion – awarded to 29 March 2025 in recognition of his research on time and temporality, sound, and material and visual culture, liturgy, religious reform, and the history of gender, senses, and emotions, and for his role in developing the current defining ‘Religious Mobilities’ project in the MEMS Program in the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry (IRCI).

Rev Dr Diego Sarrió Cucarella, M.Afr.-awarded to 31 May 2024 in recognition of his capacity to support the discipline of Comparative Theology at ACU, particularly the intellectual history of Muslim-Christian relations, to expand international partnerships, and projects through curriculum design and development.

Dr Trudy Dantis – awarded to 1 November 2024 to acknowledge her extensive research experience with community and church organisations in Australia, New Zealand and India and your willingness to harness that expertise in support of the University’s strategic and mission priorities.

Dr Eleanor Davey – renewed to 31 December 2023 in recognition of her emerging expertise in the history of activism, humanitarianism, and political engagement.

Dr Anthony Dillon – appointed to 31 March 2025 in recognition of his longstanding and highly valued membership of IPPE. He is a well-known and respected public intellectual whose views are actively sought from government, industry, schools and Indigenous communities and organisations. He supervises PhD students, represents, and promotes IPPE in many forums, engages in IPPE academic meetings, and is active in publishing articles in highly ranked journals. He is also committed to and lives the ACU mission and makes a very positive contribution to IPPE and the promotion of ACU more broadly. His skills as a psychologist and experience with Indigenous communities enables him to bring a clinical perspective to IPPE projects.

Dr Cameron Doody - awarded to 31 March 2025 in recognition of his research in biblical studies and ethics, and his recent contribution as research assistant to the ‘Theology in Australia Project’ for the St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology.

Rev Dr Anthony Ekpo – renewed to 1 March 2025 in recognition of his distinguished service to the Church. He is a distinguished Canon Law scholar with four important books and many articles that are published in Canon Law Journals of the highest quality. Father Anthony Ekpo will add lustre to the Law School and the Canon Law program.

Dr Duncan French – renewed to 31 May 2023 in recognition of his contribution to student learning in ACU’s High Performance Sport programs, and the establishment of an international partnership with the UFC Performance Institute which provides learning, teaching and research opportunities to both organisations.

Dr Gylo Hercelinskyj – awarded to 30 September 2023 in recognition of her significant contribution to the mentorship of academics across many Health Science disciplines, and her willingness to continue the promotion and support of Masters students and Higher Degree Research candidates.

Sr Adele Howard RSM - awarded 21 March 2025 in recognition of her lifelong dedication to the project of ecological conversion, her extensive collaborations with the Holy See and her willingness to support the University’s recent commitment to the Laudato Si Action Plan (LSAP).

Dr Brian M Kane - appointed to 31 May 2024 because of his extensive expertise in the area of bioethics, palliative care and end-of-life decision making and his commitment to place those skills in service of the University’s strategic and mission priorities.

Dr Dominic H Katter – renewed to 1 March 2025 in recognition of his continuing contribution to the reputation, professional standing, and community engagement of the ACU Thomas More Law School in Queensland and to his continued contribution to learning and teaching at the Thomas More Law School.

Mr Kurt Marder – renewed to 12 November 2022 in recognition of his most valuable contribution to the Institute of Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE) regarding his support and advice to PhD students, his representation of and promotion of IPPE internationally in addition to his commitment to the ACU mission.

Dr Suzanne Mavoa PhD – renewed to 31 July 2024 in recognition of her strong collaborative links with the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research and extensive expertise in health geography, Geographic Information Systems and Global Positioning System technology and their applications to the study of health–related behaviours.

Dr Sandra Miles – awarded to 31 March 2025 in recognition of her ongoing research collaboration between ACU and TPCH. As a leading international author on pressure injury prevention, her contribution contributes to positive outcomes for HDR students, improves patient care outcomes and prevents patient harm from hospitalisation.

Dr Sr Mary Nuttall rsm – renewed to 24 March 2025 in recognition of her standing in the Sisters of Mercy congregational community maintaining the Mercy traditions, presence, and connections with Ballarat Campus, her maintenance of links between the campus and the regional communities it serves, and her contribution to the welfare of campus staff and students.

Rev Dr Francis O’Loughlin STD – awarded to 31 May 2024 in recognition of his potential contribution to the strategic priorities of the University in relation to the nexus between the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, and the Xavier Centre.

Dr Rapin Quinn – renewed to 31 July 2024 in recognition of her substantial and sustained contribution to the interfaith and inter–religious dialogue initiatives of the University and the generosity of her family in sponsoring the Phayon Thonghau Eiamlapa Scholarship.

Dr Ann Rahmann – awarded to 31 May 2024 in recognition of her significant and sustained contribution to the School of Allied Health and ACU. Dr Rahmann is a senior clinical and academic physiotherapist who has provided sustained leadership and contribution to the School of Allied Health at ACU, Brighton Rehabilitation Services and to the physiotherapy profession for more than 30 years.

Mr Stephen Reid – awarded to 1 November 2024 to acknowledge his extensive research experience with community and church organisations in Australia, New Zealand and India and his willingness to harness that expertise in support of the University’s strategic and mission priorities.

Dr Paul Sharkey – renewed to the 31 October 2024 in recognition of his support of the work of the La Salle Academy in the areas of Religious Education and Educational Leadership, and his support of the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy in the Enhancing Catholic School Identity Project.

Associate Professor Emily Thomas – awarded to 12 November 2022 in recognition of her leadership and scholarly contributions in the history of philosophy, including the concept of time in early modern and early twentieth–century philosophy and the neglected work of early modern women philosophers.

Mr Brendan Wolfe – awarded to 31 May 2024 in recognition of his expertise and research in late antique Christian studies.

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Clinical Associate Professor 

Ms Donna Bonney – renewed to 1 March 2025 in recognition of her leadership in nursing and midwifery education and ongoing strong support of the ACU Mater Clinical School partnership.

Dr Catriona Booker - awarded to 31 July 2024 in recognition of her contributions to nursing and midwifery education and her ongoing support of the ACU School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine. 

Ms Amanda Clark – awarded to 31 March 2025 in recognitions of her contributions to nursing education and her ongoing support of the ACU School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine.

Ms Belinda Faulkner – renewed to 31 May 2023 in recognition of her strong support for the ACU/TPCH partnership, specifically the ACU/TPCH Nursing Research and Practice Development Centre.

Dr Robyn Fox - renewed to 1 March 2025 in recognition of her leadership in nursing and midwifery education and ongoing strong support of the ACU School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine.

Ms Cherie Franks - renewed to 1 March 2022 in recognition of her ongoing commitment to the ACU TPCH partnership specifically the Nursing Research and Practice Development Centre and the ACU TPCH Clinical School (Nursing).

Ms Margaret Lazar – awarded to 31 July 2024 in recognition of her leadership in allied health and contribution to the strong partnership between ACU, the Nursing Research Institute and St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, which facilitates links between research and clinical practice.

Dr Geraldine Mitchell – renewed to 1 March 2025 in recognition of her strong commitment in assisting ACU PhD students in AORTEC with enrolment and scholarship applications, including preparation for PhD Confirmation.

Ms Annette Owttrim CSM - awarded to 31 July 2024 in recognition of her strategic alliance with SoNMP to provide professional practice experience and community engagement opportunities for students within the SoNMP and for her pro bono contribution to ACU Paramedicine programmes.

Mrs Helen Peters - renewed to 1 March 2025 in recognition of her expertise and medical knowledge and her commitment to community engagement and health capacity building with the people and Diocese of Baucau, Timor-Leste and the Coure Misklin Clinic.

Dr Lil Vrklevski – awarded to 31 May 2024 in recognition of her leadership in mental health, her collaboration with ACU and her contribution to the training of provisional psychologists in the Master of Psychology course.

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Clinical Fellow

Ms Darrelle Ahchay - awarded to 1 March 2025 in recognition of her commitment to quality clinical placement experiences for ACU nursing students and her ongoing support of the ACU TPCH Clinical School (Nursing). 

Ms Catherine Barnes – awarded to 17 July 2022 in recognition of her significant contribution and collaboration in the promotion of ACU as the preferred higher education partner for the delivery of its Postgraduate Anaesthetics and Perioperative speciality programs.

Mrs Elisabeth Black - renewed to 9 July 2024 in recognition of her dedication to the practice development, education, and training of ACU nursing students at St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney. In her role she continues to build the progressive interdisciplinary and collaborative relationship with ACU and the Network’s clinical educators, facilitators, and academic staff.

Ms Tina Boric – renewed to 2 March 2025 in recognition of her strong support for the ACU/TPCH Clinical School (Nursing), its students and graduates.

Dr Cherylee Brown - awarded to 31 March 2025 in recognition of her research collaborations with the School of Allied Health.

Dr Lauren Christie - awarded to 31 March 2025 in recognition of her clinical expertise in allied health and collaborations with the Nursing Research Institute on implementation science research projects focused on improving patient outcomes and health systems.

Mr Benjamin Dingle – renewed to 31 May 2024 in recognition of his outstanding and sustained contribution to facilitating international community engagement and student learning for the Australian Catholic University Health Sciences. 

Ms Julie Gawthorne - renewed to 9 July 2024 in recognition of her clinical expertise in emergency care and collaborations with the Nursing Research Institute on implementation science research projects focused on improving patient outcomes and health systems.

Ms Joan Holmes - renewed to 9 July 2024 in recognition of her ongoing support of the ACU School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (QLD) and the ACU/TPCH Clinical School.

Mr Peter Jones – awarded to 30 September 2023 in recognition of his ongoing support of ACU and contribution towards a positive clinical experience for ACU nursing students.

Mr Anthony Kohn – renewed to 9 July 2024 in recognition of his ongoing support of the ACU School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (QLD) and the ACU/TPCH Clinical School.

Ms Usha Lal – awarded to 30 September 2023 in recognition of her ongoing support of ACU and contribution towards a positive clinical experience for ACU nursing students.

Ms Amanda Lillie – awarded to 30 September 2023 in recognition of the current contribution that Amanda Lillie makes towards the ACU nursing students in Canberra

Mr Garry Mikhail – awarded to 30 September 2023 in recognition of his contribution to the clinical education of ACU paramedicine students. Garry is an exceptional leader and role model in leader in the discipline leading to the development of these qualities in the paramedical students.

Ms Sarah Moulton - renewed to 2 March 2025 in recognition of her ongoing strong commitment to the ACU Timor Leste (Midwifery) community engagement Short Term International Student Experience (STISE)and the health and wellbeing of the Timor Leste people.

Ms Natalie Rees - awarded to 31 March 2025 in recognition of her commitment to the ACU School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine and her ongoing support of the ACU TPCH Clinical School (Nursing).

Mr Victor Syquia – awarded to 30 September 2023 in recognition of his commitment to student education through work integrated learning, research collaboration and the building of innovative and engaged partnerships, which enables social work student access to meaningful career pathways.

Ms Annette Tarabaras – awarded for 3 years to 17 July 2022 in recognition of her significant contribution to the promotion of ACU and her collaboration between ACU and St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

Ms Linda Tilgner – renewed to 13 November 2022 in recognition of her supervision of Masters level psychology students completing placements.

Ms Margaret Turner - renewed to 9 July 2024 in recognition of her ongoing support of the ACU School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (QLD) and the ACU/TPCH Clinical School.

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Distinguished Fellow

Emeritus Professor Greg Craven AO GCSG – awarded to 31 May 2024 in recognition of his contribution to public policy relating to religious freedom, constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples, Catholic social teaching, and the establishment and advancement of the PM Glynn Institute.

Professor Fr Frank Brennan SJ AO – renewed till 1 March 2022 in recognition of Professor Fr Brennan’s reputation nationally as a lawyer and priest with an outstanding record in the areas of social justice and human rights, especially in relation to Aboriginal Australians and refugees, and his willingness to continue collaboration with the Thomas More Law School, ACU and the PM Glynn Institute.

Ms Mary Eberstadt - awarded to 31 December 2023, to promote the value of reflecting on the interaction of religion, culture, and politics for thinking about the challenges of public life and the development of public policy in Australia and abroad. Additionally, it recognises her contribution to the PM Glynn Institute.

Dr Malcolm Mackerras AO - awarded to 12 November 2022 in recognition of his expertise as a respected author and public commentator in political science, the electoral system and politics and his willingness to continue to raise the profile of ACU and the PM Glynn Institute.

Dr John Nethercote - awarded to 31 October 2024 in recognition of his research and public commentary on matters of public administration and political life in Australia as well as his contribution to the PM Glynn Institute.

Dr Jesse Norman MP – awarded to 12 November 2022 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of the PM Glynn Institute as the second PM Glynn Lecturer, and his many distinguished contributions to public discussion of religion, law and public life.

Professor Adrian Pabst – renewed to 31 May 2024 to promote discussion about the future of democratic politics in Australia, and in recognition of his well-established reputation for excellence in public policy and public debate as well as his contribution to the PM Glynn Institute.

Rabbi David Saperstein – awarded to 31 May 2023 to promote discussion about international religious persecution, interfaith dialogue, religious freedom, and church-state relations as a resource for public policy thinking, and in recognition of his well-established reputation for highly distinguished public policy work and thought leadership. Additionally, to recognise his contribution to the PM Glynn Institute.

Professor Bryan Turner - awarded to 31 December 2023, to promote the contribution of sociology in discussion about, and development of, public policy in Australia. Additionally, to recognise his contribution to the PM Glynn Institute.

Lord Williams of Oystermouth – awarded to 31 May 2023 to promote discussion about religion in the public square as a resource for public policy thinking, and in recognition of his well-established reputation for highly distinguished public policy work and thought leadership. Additionally, to recognise his contribution to the PM Glynn Institute.

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Senior Fellow

Dr Kevin Donnelly (AM) – renewed to 31 May 2024 to promote discussion about the sources of social cohesion in Australia and the place of religion in a democratic society, and in recognition of his well-established reputation for excellence in public policy and public debate.  Additionally, to recognise his contribution to the PM Glynn Institute.

Mr Sean Gordonawarded for 3 years to 31 October 2024 in recognition of his continuing contribution to the work of the PM Glynn Institute, particularly in collaboration on policy issues affecting Indigenous Australians.  Additionally, to recognise his contribution to the PM Glynn Institute.

Mr Alastair Furnival –awarded for 3 years in recognition of his collaboration with the PM Glynn Institute, particularly on policy issues relating to health economics.

Professor Michael Ondaatje – awarded for 3 years to 12 November 2022 in recognition of his continuing contribution to the work of the PM Glynn Institute, particularly in its focus on understanding current challenges to democracy and the common good.

Associate Professor Catherine Renshaw – awarded for 3 years to 12 November 2022 in recognition of her continuing contribution to the work of the PM Glynn Institute particularly in relation to the Institute’s work stream “The End of Human Rights?”

Professor Michele Riondino – awarded to 31 May 2024. Professor Michele Riondino appointed Senior Fellowship of the PM Glynn Institute in recognition of his contribution to the interface between public policy and canon law, in particular relating to religious freedom and Catholic social teaching.

Dr Bernadette Tobin AO GCSGawarded to 31 May 2024 in recognition of her contribution to the interface between public policy and medical ethics, Catholic social teaching, and philosophy.  Additionally, to recognise her contribution to the PM Glynn Institute.

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Research Fellow

No appointments currently.

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Visiting Fellow

Ms Kerry Pinkstonerenewed to 31 December 2024 to advance public policy proposals to promote the advancement of Australia’s Indigenous peoples and discussion of women in Australian public life.  Additionally, to recognise her contribution to the PM Glynn Institute.

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