26 Notable alumni of
Murdoch University

Murdoch University is 1731st in the world, 33rd in Oceania, and 27th in Australia by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 26 notable alumni from Murdoch University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Basil Zempilas

    Basil Zempilas
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    Australian rules football playersports commentator
    Biography

    Basil Anthony Zempilas is an Australian television and radio presenter, sports commentator and politician based in Perth, Western Australia. Zempilas presented sport until 2022 on Seven News Perth, Monday to Thursday and from January 2014 until 11 December 2020 co-hosted Perth radio station 6PR's breakfast program with Steve Mills. He is also a member of the Seven Network's AFL football commentary team. Zempilas has commentated on the Olympics and several other major sporting events, was formerly with radio station 92.9 in Perth and has previously been a co-host of Weekend Sunrise. In 2020, Zempilas was elected Lord Mayor of Perth.

  2. Walden Bello

    Walden Bello
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in Murdoch University
    Graduated with honorary doctorate
    Occupations
    politicianpolitical economist
    Biography

    Walden Mauricio Flores Bello is a Filipino academic, environmentalist, and social activist who served as a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines. He is an international adjunct professor at Binghamton University, professor of sociology and public administration at the University of the Philippines Diliman, and executive director of regional policy think-tank Focus on the Global South. Bello is also the founder and chairperson of the left-wing alliance Laban ng Masa. (lit. Fight of the Masses)

  3. Adam Bandt

    Adam Bandt
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politicianbarrister
    Biography

    Adam Paul Bandt is an Australian politician and former industrial lawyer who is the leader of the Australian Greens and federal MP for Melbourne. Previously, he served as co-deputy leader of the Greens from 2012 to 2015 and 2017 to 2020. He was elected leader after the resignation of Richard Di Natale in February 2020.

  4. Madison de Rozario

    Madison de Rozario
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Madison de Rozario, is an Australian Paralympic athlete and wheelchair racer who specialises in middle and long-distance events. She competed at the 2008 Beijing, 2012 London, 2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympics, winning two gold medals, three silver and a bronze. She has also won ten medals (three gold, three silver and four bronze) at the World Para Athletics Championships and two gold at the Commonwealth Games. De Rozario holds the world record in the Women's 800m T53 and formerly in the Women's 1500m T53/54.

  5. Tim Wilson

    Tim Wilson
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Timothy Robert Wilson is an Australian politician and a member of the Liberal Party of Australia. Wilson serves as the Federal Member for Goldstein in the Australian House of Representatives. He was elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2019, and served as the Chair of the Standing Committee on Economics from September 2018 to September 2021. He is currently the Assistant Minister to the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction.

  6. Scott Ludlam

    Scott Ludlam
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    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 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.

  7. Sabrina Frederick

    Sabrina Frederick
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    Australian rules football player
    Biography

    Sabrina Frederick is an English-born Australian rules footballer who plays for the Collingwood Football Club in the AFL Women's competition. She was one of Brisbane's two marquee players for the 2017 season, alongside Tayla Harris.

  8. Roger Cook

    Roger Cook
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Roger Hugh Cook is an Australian politician who is the current Deputy Premier of Western Australia, under Mark McGowan. He has been a member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia since 2008, representing the seat of Kwinana. He was elected deputy leader of the Labor Party ten days after first being elected to parliament, and continues to hold the position. Before entering politics, Cook worked as a public relations consultant. He had earlier been involved in student politics, serving as the first president of the National Union of Students.

  9. Amitav Acharya

    Amitav Acharya
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Amitav Acharya is an Indian-born Canadian scholar and author, who is Distinguished Professor of International Relations at American University, Washington, D.C., where he holds the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance at the School of International Service, and serves as the chair of the ASEAN Studies Initiative. Acharya has expertise in and has made contributions to a wide range of topics in International Relations, including constructivism, ASEAN and Asian regionalism, and Global International Relations. He became the first non-Western President of the International Studies Association when he was elected to the post for 2014–15.

  10. Laksmi Pamuntjak

    Laksmi Pamuntjak
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Laksmi Pamuntjak is an Indonesian poet, essayist, and award-winning novelist and food writer.

  11. Saktiandi Supaat

    Saktiandi Supaat
    Born in
    Singapore Flag Singapore
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Saktiandi bin Supaat is a Singaporean politician and economist. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he is the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Toa Payoh East ward of Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (GRC) since 2015. Saktiandi is also concurrently Executive Vice President at Maybank and the Vice-Chairman of the Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council.

  12. Sue Lines

    Sue Lines
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politiciantrade unionist
    Biography

    Susan Lines is an Australian politician who has been a Senator for Western Australia since 2013, representing the Australian Labor Party (ALP). She has been Deputy President of the Senate since 2016. Before entering politics she was the assistant national secretary of United Voice.

  13. Alan Eggleston

    Alan Eggleston
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    politicianphysician
    Biography

    Alan Eggleston is a former Australian politician who served as a Liberal member of the Australian Senate from 1996 to 2014 representing Western Australia.

  14. Giz Watson

    Giz Watson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Elizabeth Mary "Giz" Watson is an English-born former Australian politician, and a former leader of The Greens, Western Australia.

  15. Chris Sherwin

    Chris Sherwin
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1962-2017 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    ethologist
    Biography

    Christopher M. Sherwin was an English veterinary scientist and senior research fellow at the University of Bristol Veterinary School in Lower Langford, Somerset. He specialised in applied ethology, the study of the behaviour of animals in the context of their interactions with humans, and of how to balance the animals' needs with the demands placed on them by humans.

  16. Leonard Collard

    Leonard Collard
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    researcher
    Biography

    Leonard Michael Collard is a Noongar elder, professor and Australian Research Council chief investigator at the School of Indigenous Studies University of Western Australia.

  17. Michael Keenan

    Michael Keenan
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael Fayat Keenan is a former Australian politician who was a member of the House of Representatives representing the Division of Stirling for the Liberal Party from the 2004 federal election until his retirement in 2019. He was the Minister for Human Services and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Transformation in the Morrison Government from 2017 until his retirement. He previously served as Minister for Justice from 2013 to 2017.

  18. Alison Xamon

    Alison Xamon
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Alison Marie Xamon is an Australian Greens politician who served two separate terms in the Western Australian Legislative Council.

  19. Duncan McFetridge

    Duncan McFetridge
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politicianveterinarianhigh school teacher
    Biography

    Duncan McFetridge is an Australian politician who represented the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Morphett for the Liberal Party from the 2002 election until 2018. Entering shadow cabinet in 2004, he was re-elected at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 elections, and holds the seat with a margin of 12.9 points. This was reduced to 7.7 points following the 2016 redistribution. McFetridge lost his shadow cabinet position in January 2017.

  20. John Hyde

    John Hyde
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Norman Hyde was the member in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for the Electoral district of Perth.

  21. Tracey Cross

    Tracey Cross
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Tracey Nicole Cross, OAM is an Australian visually impaired swimmer. She won ten medals at three Paralympics, from 1992 to 2000.

  22. Barbara Wienecke

    Barbara Wienecke
    Occupations
    ecologist
    Biography

    Barbara Wienecke is a Senior Research Scientist with the Australian Antarctic Division. She is a seabird ecologist who uses satellite tracking to investigate seabird population dynamics and ecology. Wienecke has played a key role in enhancing the quality of, and overseeing the implementation of, a number of Antarctic Specially Protected Area management plans for wildlife concentrations in East Antarctica.

  23. Brad Pettitt

    Brad Pettitt
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in Murdoch University
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in sustainable development
    Occupations
    university teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Bradley William Pettitt is an Australian politician, who was Mayor of Fremantle in Western Australia from 2009 until 2021. At the 2021 state election, Pettitt was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council as the sole member of the Greens Western Australia in the state upper house.

  24. Catherine Waldby

    Catherine Waldby
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    social scientistacademic
    Biography

    Catherine Waldby is an Australian academic, researcher and author. She is the Director of the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University and a visiting professor at King's College London.

  25. Hannah McGlade

    Hannah McGlade
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    academiclawyerlegal scholar
    Biography

    Hannah McGlade CF is an Australian academic, human rights advocate and lawyer. She is a Kurin Minang Noongar woman of the Bibulman nation and is currently an Associate Professor at Curtin University. She was Senior Indigenous Fellow at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in 2016 and has been a member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues since 2020.

  26. Elizabeth Boase

    Elizabeth Boase
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in Murdoch University
    1999-2003 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Elizabeth Boase is an Australian biblical scholar and the inaugural Dean of the School of Graduate Research at the University of Divinity in Melbourne. Boase uses a range of hermeneutical approaches in her work but is particularly known for her use of trauma theory as an hermeneutical lens to interpret the Bible. She also publishes in the areas of Hebrew Bible, the Book of Lamentations, the Book of Jeremiah, Biblical Hermeneutics, Bakhtin and the Bible, and Ecological Hermeneutics.