37 Notable alumni of
University of Stirling

The University of Stirling is 1229th in the world, 415th in Europe, and 82nd in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 37 notable alumni from the University of Stirling sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Iain Banks

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    Iain Banks
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1954-2013 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    science fiction writernovelistwriterphilosopher
    Biography

    Iain Banks was a Scottish author, writing mainstream fiction as Iain Banks and science fiction as Iain M. Banks, adding the initial of his adopted middle name Menzies (/ˈmɪŋɪz/ (listen)). After the success of The Wasp Factory (1984), he began to write full time. His first science fiction book, Consider Phlebas, appeared in 1987, marking the start of the Culture series. His books have been adapted for theatre, radio and television. In 2008, The Times named Banks in their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". In April 2013, Banks announced he had inoperable cancer and was unlikely to live beyond a year. He died on 9 June 2013.

  2. Grace Dent

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    Grace Dent
    Born in
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    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    writerjournalistnovelistchildren's writer
    Biography

    Grace Dent is an English columnist, broadcaster and author. She is a restaurant critic for The Guardian and from 2011 to 2017 wrote a restaurant column for the Evening Standard. She is a regular critic on the BBC's MasterChef UK and has appeared on Channel 4's television series Very British Problems.

  3. Jackie Kay

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    Jackie Kay
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    writernovelistpoet
    Biography

    Jacqueline Margaret Kay, CBE, FRSE, FRSL, is a Scottish poet, playwright, and novelist, known for her works Other Lovers (1993), Trumpet (1998) and Red Dust Road (2011). Kay has won a number of awards, including the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1998 and the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year Award in 2011.

  4. Daniel Kawczynski

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    Daniel Kawczynski
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Daniel Robert Kawczynski is a British Conservative Party politician.

  5. Tommy Sheridan

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    Tommy Sheridan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tommy Sheridan is a Scottish politician serving as convenor of Solidarity since 2019. He previously served as convenor of the Scottish Socialist Party from 1998 to 2004 and as co-convenor of Solidarity from 2006 to 2016. He was a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) from 1999 to 2007.

  6. Jack McConnell

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    Jack McConnell
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jack Wilson McConnell, Baron McConnell of Glenscorrodale, is a Scottish politician and a Labour life peer in the House of Lords, who served as the 3rd First Minister of Scotland from 2001 to 2007. Leader of the Scottish Labour Party from 2001 to 2007, he was a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Motherwell and Wishaw from 1999 to 2011.

  7. Mònica Terribas

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    Mònica Terribas
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in the University of Stirling
    1990-1994 graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    journalistuniversity teachertelevision presenterscreenwriter
    Biography

    Mònica Terribas i Sala is a Spanish journalist and professor at the University Pompeu Fabra. Between 2008 and 2012 she was director of Televisió de Catalunya and the following year, councillor delegated and publisher of the Ara newspaper. Since 2 September 2013 she has directed El matí de Catalunya Ràdio.

  8. Eric Joyce

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    Eric Joyce
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Eric Stuart Joyce is a former British politician and military officer. A former member of the Labour Party, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Falkirk, formerly Falkirk West, from 2000 to 2015.

  9. Duncan Scott

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    Duncan Scott
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1997-.. (age 24)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Duncan William MacNaughton Scott is a Scottish swimmer representing Great Britain at the FINA World Aquatics Championships and the Olympic Games, and Scotland at the Commonwealth Games. An all-rounder in the pool, Scott has swum internationally in 100 and 200 metres freestyle and butterfly, and 200 metres individual medley. He has won two golds at the World Championships in 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay, a gold in the 4 x 100 metre medley relay, as well as silvers at the World Championships and Olympics in freestyle and medley relay. Individually, Scott was the 100 metre freestyle champion at the 2015 European Games and 2018 Commonwealth Games, and the 200 metre freestyle champion at the same European Games and the 2018 European Aquatics Championships.

  10. Mark Cousins

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    Mark Cousins
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm criticscreenwritercinematographer
    Biography

    Mark Cousins is a Northern Irish director and writer based in Edinburgh. A prolific documentarian, he is best known for his 15-hour 2011 documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey.

  11. Hannah Bardell

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    Hannah Bardell
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hannah Mary Bardell is a Scottish politician who has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Livingston since 2015. A member of the Scottish National Party (SNP), she served as its spokesperson for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from 2018 to 2019.

  12. Catriona Matthew

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    Catriona Matthew
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Catriona Isobel Matthew is a Scottish professional golfer who plays mainly on the US-based LPGA Tour and is also a member of the Ladies European Tour.

  13. Colin Fleming

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    Colin Fleming
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    tennis player
    Biography

    Colin Fleming is a British retired professional tennis player who specialised in doubles.

  14. Stephen Kerr

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    Stephen Kerr
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Stephen Charles Kerr is a Scottish politician serving as Convener of the Education, Children and Young People Committee since 2021. A member of the Scottish Conservative Party, he has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Central Scotland region since 2021. Kerr was previously a Member of Parliament (MP) for Stirling in the British House of Commons from 2017, until he was defeated by Alyn Smith in 2019.

  15. Richie Ramsay

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    Richie Ramsay
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Richie Ramsay is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

  16. Ross Murdoch

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    Ross Murdoch
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1994-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Ross Murdoch is a Scottish competitive swimmer who has represented Great Britain in the Summer Olympics, the FINA world championships and the LEN European championships, and Scotland in the Commonwealth Games. Murdoch rose to prominence when he won the gold medal in the 200 metre breaststroke at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, beating favourite, Olympic silver medalist and fellow Scot Michael Jamieson. In 2015, he formed part of the Great Britain squad that won gold in the mixed 4 x 100 metre medley relay at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, swimming in the qualifying heats, and adding a relay world title to the individual bronze won days earlier in the men's 100 metre breaststroke behind teammate Adam Peaty. In 2016, he qualified for the 100m breaststroke for the Great Britain team in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In the same year, he won his first European title with a gold medal in the 200 metre breaststroke, also picking up a silver medal in the 100 metre breaststroke silver medal behind teammate Adam Peaty and a bronze medal in the 50 metre breaststroke.

  17. Neil Gray

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    Neil Gray
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Neil Charles Gray is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician who has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Airdrie & Shotts since May 2021. He was previously the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Westminster constituency of the same name from 2015 until his resignation to run for the Scottish Parliament in 2021. He was the SNP Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from 2015 to 2021.

  18. Fiona Ritchie

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    Fiona Ritchie
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    podcastermusic journalist
    Biography

    Fiona Karen Ritchie MBE is a Scottish radio broadcaster best known as the producer and host of The Thistle & Shamrock, an hour-long Celtic music program that airs weekly throughout the United States on National Public Radio (NPR). She also curates ThistleRadio, a 24/7 web-based music channel devoted to new and classic music from Celtic roots and is co-author of The New York Times Best Seller Wayfaring Strangers.

  19. Shirley-Anne Somerville

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    Shirley-Anne Somerville
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Shirley-Anne Somerville is a Scottish politician serving as Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills since May 2021, having previously served as Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People from 2018 to 2021. A member of the Scottish National Party (SNP), she has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Dunfermline since 2016 and an additional member for the Lothians region from 2007 to 2011.

  20. Richard Lochhead

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    Richard Lochhead
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Richard Neilson Lochhead is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician who is Minister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work and has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Moray since 2006. He was previously an MSP for North East Scotland 1999–2006 and served as the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment from 2007 to 2016, and the Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science from 2018 to 2021.

  21. Alan Bissett

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    Alan Bissett
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    writerplaywright
    Biography

    Alan Bissett is an author and playwright from Hallglen, an area of Falkirk in Scotland. After the publication of his first two novels, Boyracers and The Incredible Adam Spark, he became known for his different take on Scots dialect writing, evolving a style specific to Falkirk, suffused with popular culture references and socialist politics. He also applied to be rector of Glasgow University in 2014.

  22. Richard Leonard

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    Richard Leonard
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Richard Leonard is a British politician who served as Leader of the Scottish Labour Party from 2017 to 2021. He has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP), as one of the additional members for the Central Scotland region, since 2016. He ideologically identifies as a socialist, democrat and internationalist.

  23. Jonny O'Mara

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    Jonny O'Mara
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1998-.. (age 23)
    Occupations
    tennis player
    Biography

    Jonny O'Mara is a British tennis player.

  24. Gordon Banks

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    Gordon Banks
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Gordon Raymond Banks is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ochil and South Perthshire from 2005 until 2015.

  25. Steven Paterson

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    Steven Paterson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Steven Alexander Paterson is a former Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Stirling between 2015 and 2017. He was not re-selected by the SNP to contest the Stirling seat at the 2019 general election.

  26. Neil Davidson, Baron Davidson of Glen Clova

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    Neil Davidson, Baron Davidson of Glen Clova
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Neil Forbes Davidson, Baron Davidson of Glen Clova is a Scottish lawyer and former Advocate General for Scotland.

  27. Kenneth Gibson

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    Kenneth Gibson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kenneth James Gibson is a Scottish politician serving as the Convenor of the Finance and Public Administration Committee since 2021. A member Scottish National Party (SNP), he has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Cunninghame North since 2007, having previously represented the Glasgow electoral region from 1999 to 2003.

  28. Craig Benson

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    Craig Benson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1994-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Craig Benson is a Scottish competitive swimmer who specialises in breaststroke. He has represented Great Britain at the Olympics and European Championships.

  29. Michael Connarty

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    Michael Connarty
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael Connarty is a British Labour Party politician, who served as the Member of Parliament for Linlithgow and Falkirk East from 2005 until 2015, and Falkirk East (1992–2005).

  30. Frankie Brown

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    Frankie Brown
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Frankie Brown is a Scottish international footballer who currently plays for Bristol City in the FA WSL.

  31. Charlotte Henshaw

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    Charlotte Henshaw
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    swimmercanoeist
    Biography

    Charlotte Henshaw is a former British Paralympic swimmer. She competed in SB6, SM8 and S8 category events, representing Great Britain in both the 2011 IPC World Championships and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, winning a silver medal in both championships, followed by a bronze at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  32. John Speakman

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    John Speakman
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    biologist
    Biography

    John Roger Speakman is a British biologist working at the University of Aberdeen, Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, for which he was Director from 2007 to 2011. He leads the University's Energetics Research Group, which is one of the world's leading groups using doubly labeled water (DLW) to investigate energy expenditure and balance in animals. Since 2011, he has also been working as a '1000 talents' Professor at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Beijing, China, where he runs the molecular energetics group.

  33. Bridget McConnell

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    Bridget McConnell
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Dr Bridget Mary McConnell, Baroness McConnell of Glenscorrodale, CBE is a Scottish cultural administrator and current Chief Executive Officer of Glasgow Life, the charity responsible for delivering culture and sport in Glasgow. McConnell was instrumental in Glasgow’s successful bid for and subsequent hosting of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, serving as a member of the organising committee and as the Director of Ceremonies and Culture, while overseeing infrastructure required for the games. Since being in charge of Glasgow Life, McConnell has been responsible for the £35 million refurbishment of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, an upgrade of the Mitchell Library and a major overhaul of the city’s sports, leisure, arts and cultural facilities. McConnell is the wife of former First Minister of Scotland, Jack McConnell. In 2006, she was voted #15 in The Scotsman’s power 100 list

  34. Bill Butler

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    Bill Butler
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Bill Butler is a Scottish Labour Co-operative politician. He was the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Glasgow Anniesland from a by-election in 2000 (following the death of the incumbent, First Minister Donald Dewar) until losing his seat in the 2011 election.

  35. Joanna Pickering

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    Joanna Pickering
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Joanna Pickering is a British-born actress, writer, activist and model. She is known for her acting work in Pelleas, starring alongside Alice Eve, and is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment. Her debut one-act play Beach Break was a 2018 top finalist for HBO's ITV festival and broadcast as a radio play.

  36. Danielle Joyce

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    Danielle Joyce
    Years
    1996-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Danielle Joyce is a Scottish athlete, who swims freestyle and backstroke in the S15 hearing impaired category. In 2017, she became a double gold medallist at the 23rd Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey. She was born with moderate hearing loss which deteriorated rapidly from about the age of 12. She is now profoundly deaf in one ear and severely deaf in the other.

  37. Geoff Holder

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    Geoff Holder
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Geoff Holder is a British author. He has written twenty non-fiction books on the paranormal, as well as on unusual and unexplained events and objects. His works include The Jacobites and the Supernatural and 101 Things to Do with a Stone Circle, Scottish Bodysnatchers and nine titles in The Guide to the Mysterious... series, covering subjects throughout Britain.