- School of Public Health W.W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award (2000)
Dr. Anne Binkley is a retired professor of therapeutic recreation at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. Currently, she is the commissioner for Parks and Leisure Australia, a professional organization offering services for those in the parks and leisure industry in the country. Dr. Binkley's career has taken her all over the world, teaching in Australia, United States, and South Korea, and completing field work in the Caribbean, Egypt, and China. She attended Indiana University in the 1970s and helped develop its masters' degree program in therapeutic recreation.
She has maintained an active involvement in her profession. Dr. Binkley has written numerous articles and been a frequent presenter at local, state, national, and international conferences. Her research interests have focused on several areas - ageing well, cross-cultural studies of aging and leisure, the role of recreation in the lives of older migrants, respite recreation, accessibility, inclusion and continuing education. She has also served as an Associate Editor of Leisure Sciences and the Therapeutic Recreation Journal and is currently the Co-Editor for the refereed section of IFPRA (International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration) World. Dr. Binkley has served as the Australian Commissioner for the IFPRA, the National Councillor and President of the Victorian Region of the Royal Australian Institute of Parks and Recreation, and as President of the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association. She is also President of the Melbourne Club of Soroptimist International and past Chair of the UN Status of Women Committee of Victoria.