Julian O Shea

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in 2005, Julian O’Shea has had an incredible career driving projects that create social change to improve the lives of many. A former Director of the Engineers Without Borders Institute Julian built a movement of engineers, researchers and designers who delivered technical solutions to improve life for […]

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One of Australia’s greatest medical pioneers and distinguished graduate from the University of Adelaide, Dr Basil Hetzel was renowned for his outstanding achievements in major aspects of public health and clinical medicine. Since graduating from the University with a Bachelor of Medicine in 1944, Dr Hetzel made a difference to the lives of millions with […]

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Natalie Wade

At the age of 27, solicitor and University of Adelaide law graduate Natalie Wade (LLB 2012, B Com (Mgt) 2011) has been given the prestigious title of the Australian Young Lawyer of the Year. Presented by the Law Council, Natalie has been recognised for her advocacy for equality within the legal profession. Natalie is currently […]

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Sandy Pitcher

Sandy Pitcher (BA 1995, LLB 1997) is leading the way for Adelaide to become the world’s first carbon neutral city. One of the top female public servants in South Australia, Sandy is the Chief Executive of the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR). During the Conference of Parties, COP 21 in Paris, Sandy […]

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Steven Langsford

University of Adelaide graduate Steven Langsford was recently crowned the winner of the 2016 Translation Prize (Prose Section) from The Australian Association for Literary Translation (AALITRA). Competing against 24 entries and judged by four top experts in Chinese literature and translation, Steven was awarded winner of the Prose section in which he was tasked with […]

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Donald McGurk

Since graduating with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Adelaide in 2004, Donald McGurk has become a successful business leader following a diverse career in manufacturing operations. He is now Managing Director and CEO at Codan Limited, a company that specialises in the design, manufacture and marketing of electronic communications equipment […]

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The late Malcolm Penn OAM was the first blind person to graduate in law from the University of Adelaide, and was accompanied by his first guide dog while on campus towards the end of his degree. Also a keen sportsman, Malcolm completed three Adelaide Marathons and several City-Bay fun runs with the assistance of sighted […]

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Jonathan Koch wrote to the University from his ‘office’ at sea on a Shell production platform – sitting in on-site command of drilling related operations, just outside of the Iranian sea border. The gas wells under his supervision produce a sizeable contribution to Shell’s global revenue. Since graduating with first class Honours in Mechanical Engineering in 2005, […]

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Professor Phil Harris

A road trip around Australia proved a career defining experience for newly qualified architect Professor Philip Harris (B Arch 1980). He was captivated by the historical architecture of the Australian tropics and in 1980 founded Troppo Architects with fellow University of Adelaide graduate Adrian Welke. Thirty-five years later and Troppo is one of Australia’s most […]

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Dr Melanie McDowall has focused her research on developing new diagnostics to help choose the healthiest embryos to transfer to increase pregnancy success rates following IVF. Her embryo research uses a technique called autofluorescence, which takes advantage of a cell’s natural emission of fluorescent light under UV illumination to identify the best quality embryos, which are not always recognised using the current morphology […]

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