Alison Harcourt and Frances Separovic named as Officers of the Order of Australia

Two Faculty of Science academics received AOs in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours list for distinguished service.

Alison HarcourtProfessor Frances Separovic

Ms Alison Harcourt AO was recognised for her "distinguished service to mathematics and computer science through pioneering research and development of integer linear programming" while Professor Emeritus Frances Separovic AO was recognised for "her distinguished service to science education, particularly to biophysical chemistry, as an academic, and to young women scientists”.

The honours add to a growing list of accolades for the two women, including Professor Separovic being listed on the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, and Ms Harcourt being named Victorian Senior Australian of the Year.