Spotlight

Our success starts with our alumni whose achievements are a direct reflection on our standing as one of the best education and research institutions in the world. Many have gone on to prominence. They have made – and continue to make – their marks and achieve excellence in a variety of fields such as business, medicine, arts, and the government.

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Margaret Adamson

A Career Promoting Australia's Interests and Gender Equity - Margaret Adamson »

Ms Adamson pursued a career with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, where she has championed human rights, gender equality and the right of women to work as equal players in international affairs and politics. Throughout her career, she...
Dr Enku Kebede-Francis

An Alumna with a Cause - Dr Enku Kebede-Francis »

Since graduating from ANU in 1999 with a MS in Environment and Development, Dr Kebede-Francis has been dedicated to both advancing healthcare in her professional capacity and advancing her alma mater as an active ANU alumna. Dr Kebede-Francis feels...
Dr Geoff Mosley

A Conservationist’s Tale - Dr Geoff Mosley, AM »

Dr Geoff Mosley, AM, completed his PhD at ANU in 1963 and pioneered the teaching of natural resource conservation in Australia while lecturing at ANU. Dr Mosley's memoir, Repaying my Debt - A conservationist's Tale, will be launched in March 2017...
Alex Andrews

Alex Andrews »

"I don't want to leave my values at the door every day when I walk into work. I hope to create and be part of workplaces that not only allow this but encourage it." Alex Andrews is an ANU alumna with a knack for transforming the skills and...
Jenna Roberts

Dr Jenna Roberts »

Jenna Roberts lived at Bruce Hall at the Australian National University as a Bachelor of Science candidate from 2004-2006, after moving to 'the big city' from regional Victoria. In 2007 she completed an honours year at the Research School of Earth...
Risa Bhinekawati

Risa Bhinekawati »

Risa holds a BA in Economics from the University of Indonesia (1992); an MBA from the Australian National University (1998); an MIPP in International Policy from the George Washington University (2006). In December 2015 she received her PhD in...
Dr Rosi Braidotti

Professor Dr Rosi Braidotti »

Professor Rosa Braidotti is a world figure in gender and critical theory. She is a Distinguished University Professor at the Utrecht University in The Netherlands and a Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion. She was founding professor of Women...
Ben Greenwood

Ben Greenwood »

Product Manager, Google At 15 years of age Ben Greenwood had already started not one, but two start-ups in his home country of South Africa. His fascination with technology continued to evolve but he knew he needed to equip himself with the...
Damien Balachandran

Damien Balachandran »

Damien Balachandran has recently been named as one of 'Australia's Most Innovative Engineers' for his work in tackling accidents caused by driver fatigue. He says studying a Bachelor of Engineering at ANU has been one of the best experiences of his...
Dr Elena Kelareva

Dr Elena Kelareva »

ANU graduate, Dr Elena Kelareva is a Product Manager at Google and the mastermind behind the Google Maps that appear on thousands of websites. Born in Russia, Elena moved to Australia when she was 9 years old. With influence from her mother, her...
Professor Marcia Langton FASSA

Professor Marcia Langton FASSA »

Professor Marcia Langton FASSA has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at The University of Melbourne since February 2000. Professor Langton has made a significant contribution to Australian Indigenous studies. Her primary...
Helen Musa

Helen Musa OAM »

Helen Musa is an art journalist and critic. She is currently the arts editor for the Canberra CityNews magazine. Over the years, Helen has worked tirelessly in the arts space. She studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and started...
Richard Roxburgh

Richard Roxburgh »

Richard is an actor and director who has starred in a number of Australian films and TV series and stage productions such as Blue Murder, Hamlet, and Toy Symphony. He has also played various roles in Hollywood productions such as Moulin Rouge,...
Malcolm Gillies

Emeritus Professor Malcolm Gillies AM »

I'm here and I'm going to make this work Entering his room in Bruce Hall was a life-changing moment for young Malcolm Gillies. As a proud Canberran, he had achieved a vital dream. "I have a very happy memory of walking into W23 in Bruce Hall,...
Amanda Keen

Amanda Keen »

If you've graduated from ANU recently, you have probably come across an email from us telling you about the global programs, events and opportunities available exclusively to you as an ANU alumni and inviting you to provide your most up-to-date...
Beris Gwynne

Beris Gwynne »

Beris began her career with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs serving in Vietnam, Poland, Mexico and Nauru. In 1989, she joined the Australian International Development Agency, leaving to take up a senior position with World Vision...
Dr William Batson

Dr William Batson »

If you've graduated from ANU recently, you probably would have come across an email from us telling you about how great it is to be an ANU alumni and inviting you to provide your most up-to-date contact details. Or you would have seen us during...
Professor Matthew Bailes

Professor Matthew Bailes »

Professor Matthew Bailes is an Australian Laureate Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology, and the leader of the Dynamic Universe theme of the ARC Centre of Excellence for all-sky astrophysics, CAASTRO.  In 1998 he founded the Swinburne Centre...
Patrick Flanagan

Patrick Flanagan »

General Manager of devices, Telstra Patrick Flanagan was one of the first students to graduate from ANU with an engineering degree. His studies led him to work for international mobile technology companies before returning to Australia where he...
Anne-Maree Englund

Anne-Maree Englund »

College alumna Anne-Maree Englund grew up in Canberra and originally studied an Arts/Science degree at ANU. Her love of maths and science soon enticed her to switch to a Bachelor of Engineering a year later.   Since graduating from ANU she has...

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