Outstanding UQ alumni honoured

14 Aug 2018

Alumni award winnersThe University of Queensland’s 2018 Alumni Awards have recognised a broad range of leaders who have made exemplary contributions in fields ranging from science to social enterprise.

UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said the awards acknowledged outstanding alumni who had created change.

“The exceptional alumni honoured this year have driven social change through advocacy and journalism, pioneered new medical treatments, and steered game-changing companies and initiatives,” Professor Høj said.

“The work of the award recipients has had a profound impact both here in Queensland and around the world.”

The UQ Alumni Awards will be presented at the annual Courting the Greats ceremony on 17 October, where the UQ Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year will also be acknowledged.

There were two award recipients from the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences:

The 2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award

Barbara WoodhouseDr Barbara Woodhouse is a distinguished oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has made significant contributions to the professions of dentistry and medicine, not only through her work in Australia but also through her international community involvement.

Indigenous Community Impact Award

Noritta Morseu-DiopDr Noritta Morseu-Diop is an advocate for social justice and reform with extensive experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Queensland. She is the first Torres Strait Islander awarded a PhD from UQ and the first Indigenous Australian to graduate with a PhD from the School of Social Work at UQ.

Full details of The University of Queensland 2018 Alumni Award recipients can be on the UQ Alumni and Community website.

Media: UQ Communications, habs.media@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3346 3037.