Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Linda Barwick AM FAHA, on being honoured with an Order of Australia (Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia). Excellent recognition for her “significant service to the preservation and digitisation of cultural heritage recordings.”
Linda is the founder of PARADISEC, and led it for most of its life. She established PARADISEC as a unit at the University of Sydney, while also maintaining the network of Chief Investigators and staff at the Univeristy of Melbourne and the Australian National University. PARADISEC has continued to function for 20 years thanks to her wonderful leadership. While doing that, she was carrying out fieldwork in various parts of Australia, and publishing extensively (see some of her publications listed here). She retired in 2021 but is still active on her many research projects. Congratulations Linda from all of the PARADISEC team!