AMRI celebrates as one of our very own Research Associates receives a prestigious (and well deserved) award!


Geoff Williams AM and His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales.

AM Research Associate Dr Geoff Williams on receiving his Member of the Order of Australia award

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© Geoff Williams

Staff here at AMRI were very proud to learn that one of our most well-known Research Associates, Dr Geoff Williams, had been added to the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June this year. Fast-forward to September and Geoff was finally presented his Member of the Order of Australia award at a ceremony held at Government House, Sydney.

Now to be recognised as Dr Geoff Williams ‘AM’, Geoff’s association with the AM after many years continues to be strong, particularly with our Entomology team. Geoff was awarded the medal for significant service to conservation and the environment as an ecologist, biologist, author and wildlife refuge custodian.



Geoff is an authority on the natural history of the NSW northern coasts and ranges and has a particular interest in insect – plant pollination systems. He has been associated with the Australian Museum for more than 50 years, starting when he was a child and as a long-standing Museum Research Associate.

Member of the Order of Australia Awards are presented for ‘Service in a particular locality or field of activity or to a particular group’.


Research Associate Dr Geoff Williams AM with Dr Rebecca Johnson and Dr Dan Bickel
Research Associate Dr Geoff Williams AM with Dr Rebecca Johnson and Dr Dan Bickel on the rooftop of the Australian Museum after Geoff received notification that he had been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia Award. Image: Alexandra Durham
© Australian Museum

Alexandra Durham – AMRI & External Partnerships Coordinator
Dr Dan Bickel - Senior Fellow, AMRI


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