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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Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Robinson »

A passionate commitment to human rights is the common thread throughout Jennifer’s studies and career. Best known for her work as a pro bono legal adviser to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, Jennifer, as Director of Legal Advocacy for the Bertha...
Georgia Marjoribanks

Georgia Marjoribanks »

Georgia’s commitment and enthusiasm to volunteer leadership ranges from sport to assisting refugees. As a resident of Fenner Hall, she served as Sports Coordinator, Senior Resident and Community Coordinator. She was a representative on the ANU...
Katrina Marson

Katrina Marson »

The strong sense of community that Katrina, a Canberra native, brought with her when she enrolled at ANU in 2008 contributed to the founding of ANU Volunteers. Now known as ANU V, the group is one the largest on campus with nearly 600 students,...
Ray Lovett

Ray Lovett »

Ray, a Wongaibon man from far west New South Wales, has a passion for Indigenous health and is the first Indigenous PhD candidate at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) in the College of Medicine, Biology and...
Aditya Chopra

Aditya Chopra »

Aditya is a science communicator extraordinaire. As a PhD candidate in the Research School of Earth Sciences focusing on the elemental composition of life, Aditya has been an energetic ambassador for his field of science and research. His recent...
Danny Bishop and Chris Duffield

Danny Bishop & Chris Duffield »

With a shared entrepreneurial spirit, Danny’s systems engineering expertise and Chris’s business acumen, the two co-founded Organic Response, an innovative Australian engineering company that is revolutionising lighting control technology, in 2011....
Dr Cheong Choong Kong

Dr Cheong Choong Kong »

Dr Cheong has carved out an extraordinary career as an academic, a business leader, and a community leader. He came to Australia from Malaysia to pursue university education as a Colombo Plan Scholar, and after completing his PhD, returned to...
Tony Hartnell AM

Tony Hartnell AM »

Tony started his studies during the University’s very early days, and has many fond memories and entertaining stories about life on campus. One of the first residents of Bruce Hall, Tony can recall having to trudge through the mud on the...
Huy Nguyen

Huy Nguyen »

A humanitarian engineer, advocate for people with a disability, mentor, entrepreneur and traveller, Huy is changing the face of disability access in Australia and the Pacific. Having contracted polio as a baby in Vietnam and using a wheelchair to...
Dr Martin Parkinson PSM

Dr Martin Parkinson PSM »

A public policy powerhouse, Martin is an inspirational figure both as a high-profile alumnus who has contributed to real public policy change, and for his active involvement in supporting education and ANU. Martin joined The Treasury in 1981 after...
JuE Wong

JuE Wong »

Business leader, innovator, advocate for women in business and volunteer, JuE has lived by the maxim of never taking the easy option. Originally from Singapore, JuE chose to do her undergraduate studies in Canberra, away from her friends and family...
Dr Anne Gallagher AO

Dr Anne Gallagher AO »

Anne has built a formidable career as a lawyer, practitioner, teacher and scholar with a significant international reputation in human rights and the administration of criminal justice. After graduating from ANU with a Master of International Law in...
Bettina Söderbaum

Bettina Söderbaum »

Bettina has had a lengthy career as a policy adviser and senior manager in the Australian Public Service and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, in fields as diverse as tourism, environment, development...
Areti Metuamate

Areti Metuamate »

Sharing his passion for his Māori and Pasifika heritage has always been at the forefront of Areti’s studies. Always quick to identify himself as a Kiwi, he is just as quick to promote ANU as a great place to study and tell people how the University...
Michael Brand

Dr Michael Brand »

Michael’s commitment to the arts is evident through his contributions to both Australian and international art. Specialising originally in the art of India and the Islamic world, Michael’s illustrious career has taken him across the globe. Moving to...
Thérèse Rein

Thérèse Rein »

Head of a successful international business that now spans ten countries and has helped hundreds of thousands of people battling disability or social disadvantage to find work, Thérèse has raised three successful children, been patron of ten...
Tess Kelly

Tess Kelly »

Tess has changed the way that ANU residence John XXIII College contributes to Indigenous reconciliation. A resident of the College from 2011 to 2013, Tess gave to the College community through her roles as Sports Representative in the College...
Rizalyn Sarda Albarracin

Rizalyn Sarda Albarracin »

Rizalyn has not let her humble beginnings stand in the way of her education. Growing up in a remote and impoverished village in a tropical jungle in the Philippines, she is a true example of how sheer determination, courage and diligence can turn a...
Jamila Rizvi

Jamila Rizvi »

In the three years since graduating from ANU, Jamila has taken the Australian political and media world by storm. She is fast becoming the leading voice for young Australian women, breaking down barriers in the media to promote her own very modern...

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