Congratulations Dr. Sue Hooper on being awarded a Member (AM) in the Order of Australia awards last weekend. We got to know Sue as the founding director of the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) research centre, through the heady days of the CRC for microtechnology in the early 2000’s and were fortunate to work with her over the following decade on a wide range of sporting research projects with many of Queensland and Australia’s sporting organisations. Well done Sue and wonderful to see you recognised for your passion and dedication to sport, lovely to catchup with you and colleagues recently over lunch.
Sue’s award reads
MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Dr Sue HOOPER, Brisbane Qld
For significant service to sport, particularly through applied science and medicine, to tertiary education as an academic and researcher, and to swimming.
Director of Health and Medical Research Unit, Queensland Department of Health, since 2014.
Adjunct Professor, School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, since 2014.
Director, Centre of Excellence for Applied Sport Science Research, Queensland Academy of Sport, 2004-2014.
University of Queensland:
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Human Movement Studies, 2004-2013. Member, Advancement Board, School of Human Movement Studies, 2009-2014. Director, Centre for Physical Activity and Sport Education, 1994-2003.
Member, Blues Sports Awards Committee, 1978-1998.
Co-author and Editor of 2 books, 12 book chapters and over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles on health performance and management of elite athletes.
Member, Ministerial Advisory Committee on Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation, Queensland Government, since 2013.
Sports Medicine Australia (Queensland): Vice-President, 2005-2010.
Member, Awards Committee, 2004-2011.
Developed National Junior Sport Framework for the Australian Sports Commission, 2003 and Co-ordinator, Elite Sports Coaching Education program, 1994-1998.
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 2005- 2009.
Executive Member, Education Commission, Queensland Olympic Council, 2001-2010. Oversaw management of international and national Olympic and Paralympic teams in Queensland for Olympic Games, Sydney, 2000.
Member, Australian Swimming Team, Olympic Games, Munich, 1972 and Captain, Australian Women’s Swimming Team, World Titles, 1973.
Awards and recognition includes:
Recipient, Order of Merit, Queensland Olympic Council, 2013
Recipient, Minister’s Excellence Award for Innovation and Creativity, Queensland Government, 2006.
Recipient, Australian Sports Medal, 2000.