Dr Evans received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering for her contributions to a diverse range of engineering practice, including industrial automation and advanced manufacturing, medical device development, digital health, education, standards development, construction, and power generation.
She is an advocate for greater female representation in engineering and holds roles on boards and committees that aim to advance Australian innovation and manufacturing capability, including playing a pivotal role in the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce. In 2014 and 2015, she was recognised as one of Australia’s Top 100 Most Influential Engineers.
“It is a rare honour to be conferred this recognition, and from an important institution such as Swinburne University,” said Dr Evans.
“for all of us no matter where we are in our careers – it will be the commitment to learning, to being curious, to understanding the changing world – that will allow us to continue to make our world more sustainable, prosperous, resilient, dynamic and fair.
“To the scholars who are graduating today, I wish you every success and hope you can have as much fun, challenge, reward, and intellectual stimulation as I have had in my career.”
Swinburne also awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees to former Australian Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, business and philanthropy leader, Russell Scrimshaw, and Chairperson of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Leon Kempler AM. Former Swinburne Vice-Chancellor, Professor Linda Kristjanson AO was also awarded the title of Emeritus Professor.
Honorary Doctorate degrees recognise the exceptional contributions and leadership of individuals in various fields, and to the university.
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