In Summary

Swinburne University of Technology’s Professor James Ogloff has been appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) as part of the Australia Day 2015 Honours List.

Professor Ogloff was recognised for significant service to educationand to the law as a forensic psychologist, as an academic, researcher and practitioner.

Professor Ogloff is Director of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Australasia’s leading centre for research in the areas of forensic mental health and forensic behavioural science research, teaching and practice development.

 He said he found the recognition of his contributions profoundly gratifying.

“This is a great honour as it recognises the important work that my colleagues and I do,” Professor Ogloff said.

“In my research and clinical work I have attempted to understand, reduce, and ultimately prevent crime. I have also tried to ensure the law operates effectively, taking into account the realities of human behaviour. I have also endeavoured to enhance the provision of mental health services to those in the forensic mental health and criminal justice system.”

Lu Guang Rong, Head of Circus at the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) - an independent not-for-profit subsidiary company of Swinburne - was honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to the performing arts as a director, performer and aerial designer.

Mr Lu has been in the circus industry for almost 50 years and has worked on major productions including the Sydney Olympic Games, Melbourne Commonwealth Games and Cirque du Soleil.

His other achievements have included being an artist in residence with Circus Oz, an acrobatic performer and trainer with the Victorian Opera Company and Silvers Circus, and circus director at the World Festival of the Circus of Tomorrow in Paris.

Dr Alexander Gosling received a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to business, through innovative support for research and development, and to the community.

Dr Gosling was awarded an honorary doctorate at Swinburne’s graduation ceremony in September 2014 for his highly innovative work driving new products and technologies through to commercial success.

He is a Principal at management consultancy Capstone Partners which provides planning, advisory and management services to both the private and public sectors and was founding director of Invetech, working with a broad range of clients in product development and associated research and development.

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