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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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...
Philip Prentice

Philip Prentice »

A passion for space and the world around us, combined with the realisation of the world's environmental problems led Philip Prentice to become an engineer. Philip graduated from ANU with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Majoring in Environmental...
Dr Jess Tsimeris

Dr Jess Tsimeris »

Dr Jess Tsimeris spent her childhood playing computer games and as a teenager saved the money she earnt at her part-time job to buy computer parts. With an inquisitive mind and keen to solve problems, Jess would then use the parts to build the best...
Mark Wong

Mark Wong »

When it comes to land, Singapore's biggest challenge is being small. One man who is working to alleviate the impact of Singapore's land constraints is ANU alumnus, Mark Wong. Through his work with the Singaporean National Parks Board, Mark is trying...
Chedilyn Dulguime

Chedilyn Aissa Dulguime »

Studying at Crawford School of Government (now School of Public Policy) with students from all kinds of cultures and varying professional background exposed me to a world of advocacy and working for international organizations. I was very fascinated...
Lyma Nguyen

Lyma Nguyen »

Born to a Vietnamese refugee family in an Indonesian refugee camp, Lyma grew up in Brisbane with a commitment to make her services available to those most in need. It was through the legal profession that she found one avenue to carry out this...
Harriet Bateman

Harriet Bateman »

During Harriet's time at the ANU she received the Cambridge University Press Lecturer's Prize for International Relations, represented the University at the National Student Leadership Forum, and was selected twice as the University delegate to the...
Niki Bruno

Niki Bruno »

I'm Niki Bruno, I graduated in 2013 with a Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice, I am a migration specialist with my own legal practice, The Australian Migration & Relocation Agency (TAMRAG). Studying at ANU was a new...

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