Honour Roll

Dr Keryn Walshe

Keryn Walshe

Inducted - September 2017
Aquinas College 1969-1974

After completing her HSC in 1974, Keryn Walshe spent the next nine years exploring the diversity of human culture, history, politics and economies by travelling outside of Australia. Her love of nature also inspired her to travel far and wide. In 1984, she returned to formal education, enrolling at the Australian National University to focus on Australian Aboriginal archaeology, having finally found a discipline that captured all her interests! By 1994 Keryn had completed her undergraduate degree with honours and submitted her doctoral thesis. Since then Keryn has applied herself in diverse areas of Aboriginal archaeology, such as consultancy and community engagement, tertiary teaching with Flinders University and as a researcher with the South Australia Museum. Keryn has produced numerous academic publications and heritage reports on Australian Aboriginal archaeology and continues to be committed to producing knowledge on Indigenous culture and history for the benefit of all Australians.

Ms Margaret Sheehan

 Margaret Sheehan

Inducted - September 2017
Aquinas College 1974-1979

Margaret Sheehan completed school in 1979. She remains deeply committed to her responsibility as a global citizen. Margaret trained as a teacher, subsequently advising to the Victorian Education Department and VicHealth. From 1989 until 2000 Margaret worked as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Melbourne, Monash and Deakin gaining her Masters in Public Health in 1997. In 2001 Margaret was appointed Adolescent Specialist with the World Health Organisation in Vietnam. She led the first National Survey of Vietnamese Youth that resulted in Youth Friendly Health Services across the country. She was appointed Adolescent Adviser for UNICEF East Asia Region working to improve adolescent lives, especially the poorest. Margaret was Chief of UNICEF’s Office in Papua, Indonesia (2009-2011) which focused on ethnic children’s literacy and led UNICEF’s recovery response after Typhoon Hyan in the Philippines. In 2015 Margaret joined ChildFund Australia as the International Program Director.

Dr Angela Reed RSM

 Angela Reed

Inducted - June 2015
Aquinas College 1982-1987

Angela Reed completed VCE at Aquinas in 1987. She then trained as a primary teacher and taught in inner city schools in Melbourne. Angela joined the Sisters of Mercy in 1994, and made her final profession in 2002. After completing a Bachelor of Theology and gaining qualifications in counselling she coordinated a women’s safe house in Melbourne for women and children escaping family violence. During this time she became a passionate advocate for women’s safety and security and worked to ensure that the issue of family violence became a public issue. In 2008, Angela was awarded a Vincent Fairfax Fellowship in Ethics and Leadership through St James Ethics Centre in Sydney. This gave her entry into Southeast Asia where she began to explore the issue of women trafficked for sexual exploitation in Cebu, Philippines. In 2010 she completed a Masters in Social Work and then moved into research on women trafficked for sexual exploitation. In 2014 she was awarded a PhD for her thesis which challenged stereotypical understandings of trafficking and gave a voice to young women trafficked both within the Philippines and Internationally. Angela continues to advocate on the issue of gendered violence. 

Dr Paul Monk

Paul Monk

Inducted - June 2015
Aquinas College 1969-1974

Dr Paul Monk graduated from Aquinas College in 1974 as Dux and was also awarded a Special Distinction for General Excellence by the Victorian Education Department. He took this outstanding academic ability with him to Melbourne University where he gained a Bachelor of Arts Degree with First Class honours. His Doctor of Philosophy studies at Australian National University in International Relations set the scene for his professional life. Following recruitment by the Department of Defence he moved to the Defence Intelligence Organisation and specialised in understanding the policy and defence practices of the major Asian countries especially China providing specialist advice to the Australian Government and associated agencies. During this time and continuing up to the present he has established a strong reputation as a book reviewer and opinion writer for Australia’s major newspapers. He is an author and novelist in his own right. Paul has been described as one of Australia’s leading intellectuals by former Foreign Minister and NSW Premier Mr Bob Carr.

Dr Noel Bayley


Inducted - October 2013
Aquinas College 1966-1971

Noel Bayley completed Year 12 at Aquinas College in 1971 and studied Medicine at the University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and is Director of the Intensive Care Unit at South West Health Care. He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of heart and lung diseases and sleep disorders. He is a Fellow of the Cardiac & Thoracic Societies of Australia and New Zealand. Noel’s work in assisting the medical health and welfare of the East Timorese people is much appreciated and he has worked tirelessly in this regard. Through his example and involvement many other fellow health professionals are offering similar support both in East Timor and in financing and arranging necessary and challenging surgery in Australia.

Ms Claire Cotter


Inducted - October 2013
Aquinas College 1967-1972

Claire Cotter completed Year 12 at Aquinas College in 1972. She was the first Year 12 Captain of Aquinas Girls’ College. She completed a Bachelor of Applied Science, Occupational Therapy at the Lincoln Institute Melbourne (now Latrobe
University) in 1977. Her professional and life vocation has been to work in the areas of Disability and Community Service. She is the Manager and Co-Founder of the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre Melbourne, which provides highquality and enviable therapy and family support services. In 2007 Claire won the Leadership Award at the inaugural Victorian Disability Sector Awards. She is in demand for post
graduate course presentations at national and international conferences particularly in the area of Cerebral Palsy. In 1995 she was awarded an Honorary Diploma in Conductive Education from Budapest in Hungary.

Professor Alan Dupont

Alan Dupont

Inducted - September 2011
Aquinas College 1962-1967

Alan Dupont is the foundation Michael Hintze Chair of International Security and the Director for the Centre of International Security Studies at the University of Sydney. He is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. He has a PhD in International Relations from the Australian National University and is a graduate of both the Royal Military College Duntroon where he graduated with the rank of Lieutenant, and the US Foreign Service Institute.

He has served on a number of national security bodies having been appointed by Ministers in the Australian Government and for a time was special adviser on foreign policy and national security to East Timor’s President, His Excellency Jose Ramos-Horta.

Mr Michael Humphris FCA MAICD

Michael Humphris

Inducted - September 2011
Aquinas College 1962-1967

Michael has worked in the Finance Industry since 1968. He specialised in Corporate Recovery and Dispute Resolution and has held senior positions in a number of
the world’s leading financial firms. In 1991 he joined the firm of Arthur Anderson as a worldwide partner and between 1997 and 2007 was a Director of BDO Australia.
In more recent years he has been principally engaged as a director of public companies some of which are ‘not for profit’ organisations. He spent eight years on the Board of the Richmond Football Club. 

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, and is a member of an advisory committee to the Department of Accounting and Business at Melbourne University.

Associate Professor Barry Morphett

Barry Morphett

Inducted - September 2011
Aquinas College 1964-1969

On completing Year 12 Barry studied Medicine at the University of Melbourne graduating in 1975. He worked at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and the Royal Brisbane Hospital qualifying for membership of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1984. Since then he has worked as consultant physician and gastroenterologist at Southwest Health Care in Warrnambool. In 2007 he was appointed to the Deakin University School of Medicine as Associate Professor and Director of the Greater Green Triangle Clinical School. 

In 2009 he was invited to be a member of the National Examining Panel of the Royal Australian College of Physicians.

Lieutenant General Peter Leahy AC

Peter Leahy

Inducted - September 2011
Aquinas College 1965-1970

Peter Leahy matriculated from Aquinas College in 1970 and entered Royal Military College Duntroon. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Australian Army in December 1974. He commanded at almost every level in the Army and served on exchange in Hong Kong with the famed Gurkhas and in the United States at the Army’s Command Centre and General Staff College. He was appointed Chief of Army in 2002 and on retirement in 2008 held the highest rank in the army as Lieutenant General.

Peter is now the Professor and Foundation Director of the National Security Institute at the University of Canberra.

Sr Lee Davison OLSH

Lee Davison

Inducted - September 2011
Aquinas College 1967-1972

Lee Davison left Aquinas having completed Year 12 in 1972 and trained as a general nurse. Later she gained qualifications in Midwifery. She entered the novitiate of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart religious order in 1976 and was professed in 1979. During the 1980s she worked in the Aboriginal Communities of Daly River and Wadeye. Her most recent appointment is in the Limpopo Province of northern South Africa where she works currently in the Diocese of Tzaneen. 

She has responsibility for two medical clinics which are responding to the rampant HIV pandemic in South Africa. Sr Lee is proud of the involvement of her Order in this missionary and caring work.