30 Notable alumni of
Curtin University

Curtin University is 1021st in the world, 21st in Oceania, and 16th in Australia by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 30 notable alumni from Curtin University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Judy Davis

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    Judy Davis
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Judith Davis is an Australian actress known for her work in film, television and theatre. With a career spanning over 40 years, she is commended for her versatility and is regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation with frequent collaborator Woody Allen describing her as "one of the most exciting actresses in the world". She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including eight AACTA Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards.

  2. John Butler

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    John Butler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    guitaristsingerstreet artistbanjoistmusician
    Biography

    John Charles Wiltshire-Butler, professionally known as John Butler, is an American-born Australian singer, songwriter, and music producer. He is the front man for the John Butler Trio, a roots and jam band that formed in Fremantle, Western Australia, in 1998.

  3. Carrie Bickmore

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    Carrie Bickmore
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenterradio personality
    Biography

    Carrie Bickmore is an Australian talk show and current affairs Gold Logie award-winning television and radio presenter living in Melbourne.

  4. Brad Hogg

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    Brad Hogg
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    cricketer
    Biography

    George Bradley Hogg is a former Australian cricketer who played all formats of the game. He was a left-arm wrist spin bowler, and a lower-order left-handed batsman.

  5. Dean Israelite

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    Dean Israelite
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Dean Israelite is a South African film director, writer, and producer, best known for directing the found footage film Project Almanac, the 2017 reboot of Power Rangers, and the 2019 reboot of Are You Afraid of the Dark.

  6. Michaelia Cash

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    Michaelia Cash
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michaelia Clare Cash is an Australian politician who has been a Senator for Western Australia since 2008, representing the Liberal Party. She is the Attorney-General of Australia and Minister for Industrial Relations since 30 March 2021. She was previously the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business and Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education in the Morrison Government from 2018 to 2021, having been the Minister for Jobs and Innovation in the Turnbull Government from 2017 to 2018, as well as before that Minister for Employment and Minister for Women from 2015 to 2017.

  7. John Worsfold

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    John Worsfold
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    Australian rules football playerAustralian rules football coachpharmacist
    Biography

    John Richard Worsfold is a former Australian rules football coach and player. He was the senior coach of the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL) between October 2015 and September 2020. He previously had a long association with the West Coast Eagles as player (1987–1998) and coach (2002–2013), captaining the club to premierships in 1992 and 1994 and coaching the club to a premiership in 2006.

  8. Judith Lucy

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    Judith Lucy
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    comedian
    Biography

    Judith Mary Lucy is an Australian comedian and actress, known primarily for her stand-up comedy. Lucy joined the team of the ABC's The Weekly with Charlie Pickering in 2019.

  9. Natalie Barr

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    Natalie Barr
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Natalie Anne Barr is an Australian journalist, news presenter and television presenter.

  10. Scott Ludlam

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    Scott Ludlam
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politiciangraphic designercolumnistweb developerpolitical staffer
    Biography

    Scott Ludlam is a New Zealand born Australian former politician. A member of the Australian Greens, he was a senator in the Australian Senate from July 2008 to July 2017, and served as Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens. Ludlam represented the state of Western Australia and resigned when it was found that he had been ineligible to sit in the Senate due to holding dual citizenship of New Zealand and Australia.

  11. Claire Hooper

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    Claire Hooper
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    comedian
    Biography

    Claire Hooper is an Australian stand-up comedian, television and radio presenter and writer living in Melbourne. Hooper is co-hosting The Great Australian Bake Off alongside Mel Buttle.

  12. Linda Reynolds

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    Linda Reynolds
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Linda Karen Reynolds is an Australian politician serving as Minister for Government Services and Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme since 2021. She is a member of the Liberal Party and has served as a Senator for Western Australia since 2014.

  13. Adam Selwood

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    Adam Selwood
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    Australian rules football player
    Biography

    Adam Murray Selwood is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). Originally from Bendigo, Victoria, Selwood played under-18 football for the Bendigo Pioneers in the TAC Cup before being recruited by West Coast in the third round of the 2002 National Draft. He made his debut for the club in 2003, and received a nomination for the AFL Rising Star two seasons later, in 2005. Alternating between midfield and defensive roles, Selwood played in West Coast's 2006 premiership win over Sydney, and also represented Australia in the 2008 International Rules Series against Ireland. He retired at the end of the 2013 season, having played 187 games for the club.

  14. Deidre Brock

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    Deidre Brock
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Deidre Leanne Brock is an Australian-born Scottish National Party (SNP) politician. She was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh North and Leith in May 2015 — the first SNP representative to hold the seat at either a Westminster or Scottish Parliament level.

  15. Lisa Scaffidi

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    Lisa Scaffidi
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lisa-Michelle Scaffidi is a former Lord Mayor of Perth, Western Australia. The first female Lord Mayor of Perth, Scaffidi became mayor following the October 2007 council elections, after the retirement of her predecessor, Peter Nattrass, who served a record twelve years in the position. Scaffidi and the rest of the City of Perth council were suspended on 2 March 2018, while the state government investigated the council's operations.

  16. Ian Goodenough

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    Ian Goodenough
    Born in
    Singapore Flag Singapore
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politicianaccountantreal estate development
    Biography

    Ian Reginald Goodenough is an Australian politician who is the current Liberal Party member for the Division of Moore in the House of Representatives, located in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. Goodenough was elected to parliament at the 2013 federal election, replacing the retiring Mal Washer. A property developer and businessman before his election, he had previously also served as a City of Wanneroo councillor.

  17. Darren Glass

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    Darren Glass
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    Australian rules football player
    Biography

    Darren Glass is a former Australian rules footballer who played as a full-back for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL). Originally from Northam, Western Australia, he attended Carine Senior High School before beginning his career with Perth in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). He was later recruited by West Coast with the 11th pick in the 1999 National Draft, making his debut for the club the following season. Glass was named in the All-Australian team on four occasions, including as captain of the 2012 team. He was named captain of West Coast in 2008, after Chris Judd was traded to Carlton, and won club best and fairest awards in 2007, 2009, and 2011. Glass retired from football midway through the 2014 season, having played 270 games for West Coast.

  18. Matt Lucas

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    Matt Lucas
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Matthew Lucas is a rugby union footballer. His regular playing position is scrum-half. He has been named in the Waratahs Extended Playing Squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season.

  19. Elissa Down

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    Elissa Down
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    film director
    Biography

    Elissa Down is an Australian filmmaker who, in 1999 and 2000, was nominated for Young Film-maker of the year at the WA Screen Awards.

  20. Priya Cooper

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    Priya Cooper
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Priya Naree Cooper, OAM is an Australian world champion disabled swimmer, winning nine Paralympic gold medals as well as world records and world championships. She competed in the Australian swimming team at the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Summer Paralympics with an S8 classification. She was twice the co-captain of the Australian Paralympic team, including at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, and carried the Australian flag at the closing ceremonies for the 1992 and 1996 Summer Paralympics. Cooper has cerebral palsy and spends much of her time in a wheelchair. She attended university, working on a course in health management. After she ended her competitive Paralympic career, she became a commentator, and covered the swimming events at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

  21. Ljiljanna Ravlich

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    Ljiljanna Ravlich
    Born in
    Croatia Flag Croatia
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Ljiljanna Maria Ravlich is a Western Australian politician. She was a Labor Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Council from 1997 to 2015. She was the Minister for Education during the debate over the introduction of outcomes-based education. She subsequently served as Minister for Government Enterprises; Multicultural Interests and Citizenship; Youth; and Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure.

  22. Jan Norberger

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    Jan Norberger
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jan-Henrik Norberger is a former Australian politician. He was the member for the Western Australian Legislative Assembly seat of Joondalup from 2013 to 2017, representing the Liberal Party.

  23. Pippin Drysdale

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    Pippin Drysdale
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Pippin Drysdale is an Australian ceramic artist and art teacher. She is regarded as the foremost interpreter of the Australian landscape in the field of ceramics. Her works are known for their intensity of colour and linear markings that interpret the artist's relationship with the Australian landscape. She was recognized as one of Western Australia’s State Living Treasures in 2015. She is Australia's highest earning ceramicist.

  24. Jon Doust

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    Jon Doust
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Occupations
    writernovelistcomedianchildren's writer
    Biography

    Jon Doust is a comedian, writer, novelist and professional speaker, born in Bridgetown, Western Australia, who lives in Albany, Western Australia. He gained a BA majoring in English from the Western Australian Institute of Technology and worked in farming, retailing and journalism before pursuing a career in comedy and writing.

  25. Glencora Ralph

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    Glencora Ralph
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    water polo player
    Biography

    Glencora Ralph is an Australian water polo centre back/driver. She attended the Curtin University of Technology and is a dental therapist. She competes for the Fremantle Marlins in the National Water Polo League, and was on sides that won the league championship in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007. She has been a member of the Australia women's national water polo team on the junior and senior level. She has won gold medals at the 2011 Canada Cup and at the 2007 FINA Junior World Championships. She won silver medals at the 2010 FINA World League Super Finals and at the 2010 FINA Women's Water Polo World Cup. She won a bronze medal at the 2009 FINA World League Super Finals. She was part of the Australian water polo team that won bronze at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

  26. Andie Tong

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    Andie Tong
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    comics artist
    Biography

    Andie Tong is a comic book artist, known for his work on books such as Green Lantern: Legacy, Legend of Shang-Chi, Tron: Betrayal, Spectacular Spider-Man UK, The Batman Strikes! and Tangent: Superman's Reign. He was born in Malaysia and grew up in Australia.

  27. Laura Glitsos

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    Laura Glitsos
    Occupations
    writermusicianeducator
    Biography

    Laura Glitsos is a writer, academic and musician based in Perth, Western Australia. Glitsos continues as a performer and also works as an academic and lecturer at Curtin University and Edith Cowan University.

  28. Marcella Polain

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    Marcella Polain
    Born in
    Singapore Flag Singapore
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Marcella Polain is an Australian-resident poet, novelist and short fiction writer.

  29. Brigid Lowry

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    Brigid Lowry
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    novelistpoetchildren's writerwriter
    Biography

    Brigid Lowry is a New Zealand author.

  30. Sharyn Egan

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    Sharyn Egan
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    sculptorpainter
    Biography

    Sharyn Egan is a Nyoongar artist known for her work in painting, sculpture, weaving and walking. Based in Fremantle, Western Australia, Egan's works are held in the collections of the National Museum of Australia and the Berndt Museum of Anthropology, and she has created artworks for the Perth International Arts Festival.