19 Notable alumni of
Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is 1518th in the world, 516th in Europe, and 98th in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 19 notable alumni from Edinburgh Napier University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Carol Kirkwood

    Carol Kirkwood
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    presenter
    Biography

    Carol Kirkwood is a Scottish weather presenter, trained by the Met Office, and employed by the BBC, on BBC Breakfast. In 2015, she participated in the 13th series of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing, finishing in 10th place.

  2. Lynne Ramsay

    Lynne Ramsay
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    film producercinematographerfilm directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Lynne Ramsay is a Scottish film director, writer, producer, and cinematographer best known for the feature films Ratcatcher (1999), Morvern Callar (2002), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), and You Were Never Really Here (2017).

  3. Lynsey Sharp

    Lynsey Sharp
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    middle-distance runner
    Biography

    Lynsey Sharp is a Scottish track and field athlete who competes in the 800 metres. She is the 2012 European champion and represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She won a silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Her personal best is 1:57.69, the seventh fastest time over 800m by a British woman, set in the final of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  4. Anna Meredith

    Anna Meredith
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    musiciancomposer
    Biography

    Anna Howard Meredith is a Scottish composer and performer of electronic and acoustic music. She is a former composer-in-residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and former PRS/RPS Composer in the House with Sinfonia ViVA.

  5. Wasfia Nazreen

    Wasfia Nazreen
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    social worker
    Biography

    Wasfia Nazreen is a Bangladeshi mountaineer, activist, environmentalist, social worker and writer. She is the first Bangladeshi and first Bengali to complete the Seven Summits on 18 November 2015. National Geographic recognized Nazreen as one of their Adventurers of the Year 2014/2015. She was selected in honor of her activism and commitment to empowering women through her work in the field of adventure. She was again selected as one of their Explorers in 2016. becoming the only woman to hold the simultaneous titles of National Geographic Explorer and Adventurer.

  6. Lesley Laird

    Lesley Laird
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    council memberpolitician
    Biography

    Lesley Margaret Laird is a Scottish Labour politician who served as the Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party from 2017 to 2019. She was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath and Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland from 2017 to 2019.

  7. Tom Harris

    Tom Harris
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalistbloggertrade unionist
    Biography

    Thomas Harris is a British journalist and former politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow South, formerly Glasgow Cathcart, from 2001 to 2015. A former member of Scottish Labour, he left the party in August 2018. Since 2021 he has been lead non-executive director of the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland and Advocate General for Scotland.

  8. Tavish Scott

    Tavish Scott
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politicianfarmer
    Biography

    Tavish Hamilton Scott is a former Scottish politician. He was the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Shetland from 1999 to 2019, and Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats from 2008 to 2011. He stepped down as Leader after the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, in which the Liberal Democrats were reduced to five seats, down from 16 in the previous parliament.

  9. Danielle Rowley

    Danielle Rowley
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Danielle Rowley is a Scottish Labour politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Midlothian from 2017 to 2019. She served on the opposition front bench as a shadow Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) minister in 2019.

  10. Owen Thompson

    Owen Thompson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Owen George Thompson is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician. He was elected in 2015 as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Midlothian, but was defeated at the next general election in 2017. He regained the seat at the 2019 general election.

  11. Neil Poulton

    Neil Poulton
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    designer
    Biography

    Neil Poulton is a Scottish product designer, based in Paris, France. He specialises in the design of 'deceptively simple-looking mass-produced objects' and has won numerous international design awards. Poulton is best known for his designs in the fields of technology and lighting design and is often associated with manufacturers LaCie and Artemide.

  12. Bill Buchanan

    Bill Buchanan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in Edinburgh Napier University
    1992-1996 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    William Johnston Buchanan OBE FBCS CEng PFHEA is a Scottish computer scientist. Buchanan was born in Falkirk, Scotland in 1961. He currently leads the Blockpass ID Lab and the Centre for Distributed Computing and Security at Edinburgh Napier University. He is a Professor in the School of Computing. Buchanan was awarded the best Best Lecturer/Tutor in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University within the student-nominated excellence awards in 2019 and also in 2020.

  13. Graeme Morrice

    Graeme Morrice
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    council memberpolitician
    Biography

    Graeme Morrice is a Scottish Labour politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Livingston from 2010 to 2015. Prior to his election to Parliament, he served as the Leader of West Lothian Council from 1995 to 2007.

  14. Scott Ainslie

    Scott Ainslie
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Scott John Ainslie is a British politician and actor.

  15. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Jim Thompson is a Scottish rugby union player. He currently works at Strathallan School in Perthshire, Scotland as Director of sport. However, he had previously worked at King's Ely School, in Cambridgshire, England.

  16. El Mafrex

    El Mafrex
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    songwritersinger
    Biography

    El Mafrex is a Nigerian-born, urban gospel singer-songwriter, based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

  17. John Barrett

    John Barrett
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Andrew Barrett is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician and the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh West.

  18. Jayne Baxter

    Jayne Baxter
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jayne Baxter is a Scottish Labour Party politician. She was a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Mid Scotland and Fife region from 2012 to 2016. She succeeded John Park when he resigned his list seat to take up a position with the Community trades union.

  19. Douglas Dalton

    Douglas Dalton
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1913-1995 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Douglas Dalton was a New Zealand rugby union player. He was educated at Nelson Park Primary School and then Napier Technical College. A prop and hooker, Dalton represented Hawke's Bay at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from 1935 to 1938. He played 21 matches for the All Blacks including nine internationals. He later served as the Hawke's Bay selector between 1946 and 1949, and was also a North Island selector.