Australia Day list honours Swinburne smart city leaders

Tuesday 30 January 2018

David Singleton and Mark Burry

David Singleton and Professor Mark Burry are both leaders in Swinburne’s Smart Cities Research Institute.

In summary

  • Professor Mark Burry and David Singleton are among Swinburne honourees recognised in the 2018 Australia Day Honours List

Two leaders of the Swinburne Smart Cities Research Institute are among Swinburne honourees recognised in the 2018 Australia Day Honours List. 

Professor Mark Burry, Director of the Smart Cities Research Institute, and David Singleton, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Smart Cities Research Institute and member of the University Council, have been recognised for their achievements in the fields of architecture and engineering respectively.

Professor Burry has been recognised as Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

He is chosen for his distinguished service to spatial information architecture as an academic, researcher and author, and as an innovator in the application of digital manufacturing and construction methods.

Mr Singleton has been recognised as Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order Of Australia.

He is chosen for significant service to engineering, particularly through creating sustainable infrastructure for cities and communities.

Recognising the Swinburne community

Other members of the Swinburne community to receive honours in 2018 include:

Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

  • Leon Kempler OAM recognised for significant service to the community through contributions to national cultural institutions, charitable, education and children's medical foundations. A donor and supporter of Swinburne.
  • Russell Morris for significant service to the performing arts as a musician, singer, songwriter and entertainer, and as a supporter of charitable organisations. Studied Diploma of Commerce before his music career took off in 1965. Known for Australian hit song “The Real Thing”.
  • Dr Morton Rawlin for significant service to the medical profession particularly through governance in the areas of general practice and medical education. He completed a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration in 2002.
  • Mark Watt for significant service to the community, particularly to disadvantaged and at-risk youth, through social welfare support organisations. He completed a Bachelor of Business in 1983.

Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division

  • Annette Madden for service to aged care. Ms Madden was involved in establishing Homeshare Australia, helping older Australians remain at home. She completed a Diploma of Management in 2001.
  • Jon Willis for service to youth through Scouts. Mr Willis is Deputy Chief Commissioner, Scouts Victoria and completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) in 1989.
  • Maria Turnbull for service to the community through social welfare organisations. Her casework identified a link between medications for Parkinson's Disease and Restless Leg Syndrome, and compulsive behaviours such as gambling. Completed a Diploma of Community Welfare Work in 2011.
  • Dr Karen Wayne for service to the community of Victoria through a range of organisations. Co-founder of Australian Communities Foundation (Wayne Family Fund) and completed a Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Integrative Medicine) in 2002. 
  • John Kerr for service to community health through a range of organisations. He has been Examinations Supervisor at Swinburne since 2004.

Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) 

  • Colonel Suzanne Graham for outstanding achievement as the Commanding Officer Joint Logistics Unit (South Queensland). Completed a Graduate Certificate of Technology (Logistics) in 2004.