Murdoch professors receive Australia Day Honours January 31, 2017 Professor Bittles was one of two Murdoch professors honoured on Australia Day The life works of two Murdoch professors were recognised with prestigious honours during the 2017 Australia Day Awards. Professor Alan Bittles was the recipient of an Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to medical education in the field of genomics, as an academic and researcher, and to professional groups. He said the national recognition was not foreseen but very much welcomed. “Working with colleagues to alleviate the adverse health issues faced by people with genetic diseases has been very fulfilling. Receiving major national recognition for this work is an unexpected and welcome bonus,” said Professor Bittles. Presently an Adjunct Professor and Research Leader at Murdoch University’s Centre for Comparative Genomics, Professor Bittles has served as Chair of the Scientific Medical Advisory Committee of Rare Voices Australia. Professor Bittles has published more than 250 refereed research papers, books, book chapters and conference proceedings, with in excess of 7,500 citations. Murdoch University Adjunct Professor of history and media Bill Bunbury received the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to the broadcast media and the Indigenous people of WA. “I’m very honoured to have it, but I owe it to the people who talk to me. I owe it to the people who gave me their stories,” said the broadcaster and oral historian. Professor Bunbury spent 40 years travelling the State making radio features and documentaries for the ABC. He has written 12 books and records interviews for the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Print This Post Media contact: Luke McManus Tel: (08) 9360 2491 | Mobile: 0400 297 221 | Email: L.McManus@murdoch.edu.au Categories: General, Murdoch achievements, School of Arts Tags: Professor Alan Bittles, Professor bill bunbury, Research, abc, australia day awards, centre for comparative genomics, health, history, honours, medal of order of australia, media, murdoch university, order of australia, rare voices australia Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!