Newton-John Award

The Newton-John Award recognises innovation and creativity of alumni who have achieved excellence in arts, creative sectors and culture.

The community has been inspired by past recipients working in film and television, leading animation studios and world class photography.

2020Heath JohnsMaster of Marketing, Master of Business Administration 2006
2019Nick Mitzevich (Recipient)Graduate Diploma in Education 1995, Graduate Diploma of Art 1993, Bachelor of Visual Art 1992
2019Gavin Langley (Achiever)Bachelor of Architecture 1992, Bachelor of Architecture Design 1988
2019Rosemarie Milsom (Achiever)Graduate Diploma in Education 1995, Bachelor of Arts 1994
2018Dr John Doyle AMHonorary Degree - Doctor of Letters 2001, Bachelor of Arts 1982
2017Susie PorterBachelor of Arts 1993
2016Conjoint Associate Professor Douglas AbsalomDoctor of Philosophy (Linguistics) 1977, Master of Arts 1971, Diploma in Education 1968, Bachelor of Arts 1967
2015Jonathan BigginsBachelor of Arts 1985
2014Christian HeimBachelor of Medicine 2000
2013Anton MonstedBachelor of Arts (Honours) 1995
2013Karin CattBachelor of Arts 1991
2012Linda BergskasBachelor of Visual Communication Design 2002
2011Julie SquiresMaster of Fine Art 2006, Graduate Diploma in Art 1996, Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) 1994
2010Yasser HamedBachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) 2003
2009Robin McDonaldBachelor of Commerce 1977
2008Philip MatthiasDoctor of Philosophy (Music) 2005
2007Alexia SinclairMaster of Fine Art 2008; Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) 2003
2004Samantha MartinMaster of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations 2001, Bachelor f Business 1995
2003John O'DonoghueBachelor of Arts 1975
2002Janice VadnjalBachelor of Nursing 1993, Diploma in Applied Science Nursing 1991
2001Eileen DoyleDoctor of Philosophy (Mathematics) 1986, Master of Mathematics 1980, Bachelor of Mathematics 1977
2000Helene O'NeillBachelor of Education 1990, Diploma in Teaching 1987
1999Geoffrey Leonard AMHonorary Degree - Doctor of Business 2002, Bachelor of Commerce 1968
1998Paul Walsh OAMGraduate Diploma in Education 1978, Bachelor of Mathematics 1977, Bachelor of Engineering 1964
1997Paul BroadMaster of Commerce 1981, Bachelor of Commerce 1974
1996Luise DiesselGraduate Diploma in Education 1989, Bachelor of Arts 1984
1995Ken Longworth OAMBachelor of Arts 1962
1994Marion Halligan AMDiploma in Education 1962, Bachelor of Arts 1961
1993Kevin McDonaldMaster of Educational Studies 1982
1992John RobsonMaster of Arts 1977
1991Marjorie BigginsBachelor of Arts 1981
1990John MathiesonDoctor of Philosophy 1971, Bachelor of Science 1967
1988Kevin SnellBachelor of Architecture 1975, Bachelor of Science (Architecture) 1973
1987Anne von BertouchHonorary Degree - Doctor of Letters 2002
1986Brian GilliganHonorary Degree - Doctor of Science 2004, Master of Arts 1979, Diploma in Education 1972, Bachelor of Arts 1969
1985Vic RooneyBachelor of Arts 1976
1984Robert BealBachelor of Arts 1980
1983Roy GilbertBachelor of Arts 1969
1982Trevor Waring AMHonorary Degree - Doctor of The University 2011, Master of Science 1977, Bachelor of Arts 1972
1981Jess DyceMaster of Arts 1971, Doctor of Philosophy (English) 1984
1980Colin AndersonBachelor of Arts 1963
1979Alex Young 
1978Mary CallcottBachelor of Science 1965
1977Brian Suters AMHonorary Degree - Doctor of Architecture 2000, Bachelor of Architecture 1962
1976Errol Hodge Bachelor of Arts (N.E.) 1959
1975Allan MorrisBachelor of Arts 1968

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.