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1975

Doctors of the University

List of all Awards for Doctor of the University

The following is a list of all the Awards for Doctor of the University that have been conferred since the commencement of teaching in 1975. The Doctor of the University is an honorary award bestowed upon recipients that have made a significant contribution to a specific field such as sport, politics or to society in general. This Award has traditionally been presented at Griffith University Graduation Ceremonies. 

AWARD OF DOCTOR OF THE GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY

Recipient Date of Conferral
Sir Colin Hannah, CB, CBE 05.03.1975 (Opening Ceremony)
Sir Theodor Bray, CBE 09.08.1977

AWARD OF DOCTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY

(In 1977, the Griffith Council resolved to change the name of the degree to Doctor of the University)

Recipient Date of Conferral
Sir Zelman Cowen, AK, GCMG, GCVO, DCL, QC 14.10.1981
Professor Emeritus Roy David (Gus) Guthrie, FRACI, FRSC, FRSA 02.11.1981
Professor Emeritus Frederick John Willett, DSC 18.03.1983
Mr Robert Findlay (Robin) Gibson, AO, LFRAIA, ARIBA 19.04.1986
Sir Harry Gibbs, PC, GCMG, AC, KBE 04.04.1987
Sir (John) Allan Sewell, FIMA, FIDA 18.07.1988
Ms Judith Arundell Wright, Hon DLitt, FAHA 18.07.1988
Sir Ninian Martin Stephen, AK, GCMG, GCVO, KBE 18.07.1988
Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal Custodian of the land Minjerribah 22.04.1989
Mr William George Hayden, AC 10.04.1990
Ms Patience Rosemary Thoms, OBE 07.04.1990
Mr Maxwell Arthur Howell, AM 22.09.1990
Sister Angela Mary Doyle, AO, RSM, FCNA, FAIM 12.04.1991
Professor Emeritus Donald Horne, AO 20.04.1991
Mr Leonard James Webb, AO 20.09.1991
Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, GCVO 21.02.1992
Mr Hugh Alexander Dunn, AO 07.04.1992
Sir Walter Benjamin Campbell, AC, QC 08.04.1992
Sir Bruce Dunstan Watson, AC 11.04.1992
Professor Emeritus Colin John Masters 11.04.1992
Mr Lawrence Daws 01.10.1992
Mr Robert David MacPherson 01.10.1992
Ms Leneen Forde, AC 02.10.1992
Mr Ian Hamilton Barham 19.12.1992
Mr Donald Smith, OBE 19.12.1992
Mr Owen Fletcher 19.12.1992
Mr Richard Wigram Locke Austin, OBE 02.04.1993
Sir Robert Mathers 02.04.1993
Sir Leo Arthur Hielscher 17.04.1993
Mr Peter Raymond Hobart 24.04.1993
Mr Neville Thomas Bonner, AO 25.09.1993
Reverend Peter Hollingworth, AO, OBE 27.09.1993
Mr John Rigby 09.04.1994
Ms Lores Bonney 14.04.1994
General Eva Burrows, AC 26.04.1994
Mr Barry Humphries, AO 26.04.1994
Mr Charles Osborne 26.04.1994
Reverend John Alexius Bathersby, DD 01.10.1994
Sir Charles Mackerras, CBE, FRCM 13.12.1994
Ms Nancy Weir, FRAM 13.12.1994
Mr Hedley Paul Simons, AM 28.03.1995
Sir Hubert Opperman, OBE KSJ 28.03.1995
Professor Wang Gungwu, CBE 04.04.1995
Mr Fred Alan Schepisi 04.04.1995
Mr Arthur Thomas Scurr, MBE 06.04.1995
Sir Anthony Mason, AC, KBE 06.04.1995
Ms Nancy Wake-Forward, GM 21.04.1995
Mr Alex Griffiths 22.04.1995
Professor Emeritus Calvin Rose 23.09.1995
Ms Janette Turner Hospital 23.09.1995
Mr Charles Kao 21.10.1995
Mr Lev Vlassenko 12.12.1995
Mr Ray Crooke, AM 26.03.1996
Mr Louis Nowra 26.03.1996
Professor Emeritus Arthur Brownlea AM 28.03.1996
Mr Clem Jones, AO 28.03.1996
Professor Lawrie Powell, AC 13.04.1996
Sir Llew Edwards, AC 13.04.1996
Mr James (Graham) Tucker AO, MBE 27.04.1996
Ms Evonne Goolagong Cawley, AO, MBE 16.09.1996
Professor Emeritus Wan-Kyoo Cho 16.09.1996
Mr Paul Kelly 16.09.1996
Mr Peter Sculthorpe, AO, OBE 16.09.1996
Ms Germaine Greer 21.09.1996
Mr Robert Baxt 25.09.1996
Mr Phillip Adams, AO 12.12.1996
Sir Gerard Brennan, AC, KBE 16.12.1996
Sir William Deane, AC, KBE 04.04.1997
Mr Don Argus 04.04.1997
Professor Sune Rosell 14.04.1997
Dr David Suzuki 16.04.1997
Mr Frank Moorhouse, AM 19.04.1997
Ms Elizabeth (Betty) Byrne Henderson, AM 17.09.1997
Professor Roger Holmes 29.09.1997
Ms Thancoupie Fletcher 15.12.1997
Dr Eric Donaldson 27.3.1998
Mr Koichiro Ejiri AC 28.3.1998
Mr Rodney Wylie, OBE 30.3.1998
Mr Howarth Peterson, CBE 30.3.1998
Dame Joan Sutherland, OM, AC, DBE 23.9.1998
Mr Richard Bonynge, AO, CBE 23.9.1998
Major General Peter Arnison, AC 23.9.1998
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand 9.11.1998
Mr Greg Norman, AM 14.12.1998
Mr John Seale, ACS, ASC 15.12.1998
Mr Georg Tintner, CM 07.04.1999
Mr Alex Freeleagus, AO, CBE, RFD 15.04.1999
Mrs Yvonne Bain, AM 17.04.1999
Mr Clive Hildebrand 17.04.1999
Sir Frank Moore, AO 04.09.1999
Ms Ruth Park, AM 17.09.1999
Mr Michael Leunig 25.09.1999
Mr John Kearney, QC 15.04.2000
The Reverend Professor James Haire 28.04.2000
Mr Chang Yu-huei 09.09.2000
Dr Michael Keating 09.09.2000
Mr James Strong AO 16.09.2000
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand 30.03.2001
Ms Vicki Wilson 06.04.2001
Reverend Keith Rayner, AO 06.04.2001
The Hon John Macrossan, AC 07.04.2001
The Hon Chief Justice Murray Gleeson, AC 20.04.2001
Mr Norman Fussell 21.04.2001.
Mr Brian Finn 28.04.2001
Chief Justice Andrew Li 28.04.2001
Professor Li Yih-yuan 19.08.2001
Dr Claes Wilhelmsson 24.08.2001
The Hon Justice Margaret McMurdo 29.09.2001
Mr Anthony Gould AM 29.09.2001
Mr William Dunn 05.10.2001
Dr Geoffrey Cornish OAM 05.10.2001
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand 15.10.2001
Mr James Morrison AM 20.02.2002
Mr Jim O'Sullivan AC 06.04.2002
Dr Cherrel Hirst AO 19.04.2002
Mr Philip Bacon AM 26.04.2002
Mr Vince O'Rourke AM 27.04.2002
Mr Michael Lynagh AM 24.08.2002
Venerable Master Chin Kung 24.08.2002
Professor Emeritus Roy Webb, AO, OMRI 24.08.2002
Dr Evelyn Scott AC 03.04.2003
Mr Tony Fitzgerald 04.04.2003
Mr Wayne Goss 04.04.2003
Mr Peter Garrett AM 05.04.2003
Mr John Curro AM, MBE 23.04.2003
Mr Mark Bagshaw 13.09.2003
Her Hon Chief Judge of the District Court Patricia Wolfe 13.09.2003
Ms Quentin Bryce AC 04.10.2003
Ms Jenny Wong 04.10.2003
Mr Ruben Carter 09.10.2003
Mr Robert (Bob) Borbidge, AO 23.04.2004
Ms Davida Allen 27.08.2004
Mr Edward (Ted) Evans AC 28.08.2004
Mr Peter Beattie 02.10.2004
Ms Tracey Moffatt 11.11.2004
Mr William (Bill) Robinson, AO 06.09.2005
Ms Kim Phuc 24.09.2005
Mr Gary Baildon 15.12.2005
Professor Emeritus Colin Mackerras, AO 07.04.2006
Ms Helen Lynch, AM 07.04.2006
Professor Margaret Gardner, AO 08.04.2006
Professor Glyn Davis, AC 08.04.2006
Professor Emeritus Patrick Troy AO 05.05.2006
Venerable Master Hsing Yun 26.05.2006
Professor Yoon-Dae Euh 05.08.2006
Professor Emeritus Ian Lowe, AO 08.09.2006
Mr Robert (Bob) Tuckey 12.12.2006
Professor Emeritus Lloyd Samson 12.12.2006
General Peter Cosgrove, AC, MC 15.12.2006
Ms Sallyanne Atkinson, AO 16.12.2006
Dr Margaret Mittelheuser, AM 16.12.2006
Ms Deb Fleming 16.12.2006
Mr Rex Hobcroft AM 18.02.2007
Mr Brett Dean 21.06.2007
Professor Janet Delpratt 21.06.2007
Mr Piers Lane 21.06.2007
Mr Gary Bugden 20.07.2007
Dr Bindu Lohani 14.12.2007
Ms Margaret Olley AC 28.03.2008
Mr Kos Sclavos 28.07.2008
Mr George Miller 31.07.2008
Mr Jonathon Welch 30.10.2008
Mr John Barnes 16.12.2008
The Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG 16.12.2008
Ms Penelope Wensley AO 16.12.2008
Dr Paul Eliadis 17.12.2008
Uncle Graham Dillon 27.07.2009
The Hon Justice Susan Kiefel 01.08.2009
Mr Toshi Ogasawara 10.09.2009
Mr William Barton 19.12.2009
Mr Steven Wilson 19.12.2009
Ms Rachel Hunter 22.07.2010
Mr Terry Robertson 31.07.2010
Lord Puttnam of Queensgate CBE 22.11.2010
Professor Michael Good AO 13.12.2010
Dr Gerald Thurnwald AM 13.12.2010
The Hon Justice Debra Mullins 17.12.2010
Mr Henry Smerdon AM 18.12.2010
Mrs Alison Kearney 10.03.2011
Dr Cathryn Mittelheuser AM 25.07.2011
Mr John Corbett 30.07.2011
Ms Rhonda White 12.12.2011
Mr Bob Atkinson APM 12.12.2011
Dr Robert Anderson OAM 16.12.2011
Mr Martin Albrecht AC 16.12.2011
The Hon Barry Jones AO 17.12.2011
Professor Chunli Bai 20.07.2012
Ms Simone Young AM 24.07.2012
Mr Khory McCormick 25.07.2012
Mr Harry Triguboff AO 07.08.2012
Dr Adrian Nowitzke 11.12.2012
Mr Laurie Lawrence 11.12.2012
Ms Therese Rein 13.12.2012
Mr Francois Klaus 14.12.2012
Mr Jock McIllwain 31.07.2013
Mr Don Morris AO 07.08.2013
Mr Richard Smith AO PSM 07.08.2013
Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston AC AFC 16.12.2013
Dr Nancy Underhill 17.12.2013
Mr Des Power AM 17.12.2013
Mr Ian Brusasco AO 18.12.2013
Professor Emeritus Nancy Viviani 18.12.2013
Professor Michael McRobbie AO 25.07.2014
Dr Mark Loane AM 01.08.2014
Professor Lijun Sun 08.12.2014
Professor Warren Day PSM 15.12.2014
Ms Robyn Archer AO 15.12.2014
Ms Catherine Sinclair 15.12.2014
His Excellency The Hon Paul De Jersey AC QC 19.12.2014
Mr David Solomon AM 19.12.2014
Mr Harvey Lister 20.12.2014
Professor Peter Coaldrake AO 24.07.2015
Professor Suzanne Miller 30.07.2015
Dr Jeannette Young 30.07.2015
Mr Peter Greste 04.12.2015
Mr John Kotzas 14.12.2015
Mr Harvey Lister 20.12.2014
Lord May of Oxford 15.12.2015
Professor San Thang 15.12.2015