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Julian O Shea

Engineering entrepreneur driving social change

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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Paying tribute to Dr Basil Hetzel AC (1922-2017)

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

Australian Young Lawyer of the Year strives for equal rights

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

Leading the way for a greener future

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

The art of translation

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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Tips for success from ‘high frequency’ business leader

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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Pioneering architect inspires a new generation

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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Your support in action: Dr Melanie McDowall

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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USA beckons for sea snake PhD researcher

Jenna Crowe-Riddell (BSc Hons, 2014) has an incredibly exciting opportunity ahead of her after receiving the 2016 Australian-American Fulbright Scholarship. The University of Adelaide PhD student has been exploring the unique and fascinating sensory biology of sea snakes. As a result of the prestigious scholarship she will be jetting off to Florida to continue her […]

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Meet previous James McWha Winner: Charlie Hargroves

A previous winner of the James McWha Award of Excellence, Charlie Hargroves has achieved significant accomplishments since graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) in 2001. Charlie has worked with many of the world’s leading sustainable development experts and has made a strong contribution to the field through his writing, consulting, and public speaking. He […]

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