Two members of the Royal Society of Tasmania have been recognised in the 2022 Australia Day Honours list for their significant achievements and service to the community.
Dr Deborah Beswick has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her service to education. Deborah’s career as a highly respected science teacher spans more than four decades, and she has made it her mission to inspire thousands of students in the field of science. Most recently Deborah has been the organiser of the Tasmanian Science Talent Search, a large statewide competition for school students. Deborah is a long-standing member of the Society and chairs the RST Bursaries Committee.
Professor John Church has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to climate science through oceanographic and sea-level research and publications. John is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science as well as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and has over 180 papers and books to his credit. John was an author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.