53 Notable alumni of
University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is 837th in the world, 285th in Europe, and 61st in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 53 notable alumni from the University of Surrey sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Jeremy Kyle

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    Jeremy Kyle
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    television presenter
    Biography

    Jeremy Kyle is an English broadcaster and writer. He is known for hosting the tabloid talk show The Jeremy Kyle Show on ITV from 2005 to 2019. Kyle hosted a U.S. version of his eponymous show, which ran for two seasons beginning in 2011.

  2. Jim Al-Khalili

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    Jim Al-Khalili
    Born in
    Iraq Flag Iraq
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    physicistscience communicatornon-fiction writerprofessortheoretical physicist
    Biography

    Jameel Sadik "Jim" Al-Khalili CBE FRS FInstP is an Iraqi-British theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster. He is professor of theoretical physics and chair in the public engagement in science at the University of Surrey. He is a regular broadcaster and presenter of science programmes on BBC radio and television, and a frequent commentator about science in other British media.

  3. John Lennox

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    John Lennox
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    mathematicianphilosopher of scienceuniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    John Carson Lennox is a Northern Irish mathematician, bioethicist, Christian apologist, and author. He has written many books on religion and ethics and has had numerous public debates with atheists including Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens.

  4. Nick Ayers

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    Nick Ayers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    political adviser
    Biography

    James Nicholas Ayers is an American political strategist and consultant who served as Chief of Staff to Vice President Mike Pence between July 2017 and January 2019. He had previously served as national chairman for Pence's vice-presidential campaign in 2016, and as the former executive director of the Republican Governors Association from 2007 to 2010.

  5. Hassan Diab

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    Hassan Diab
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    engineercivil servant
    Biography

    Hassan Diab is a Lebanese academic and engineer who serves as the 37th prime minister of Lebanon since 21 January 2020. He was appointed by President Michel Aoun in 2019 to succeed Saad Hariri. He submitted his resignation on 10 August 2020 in wake of the 2020 Beirut explosion and has since served as caretaker prime minister until a successor forms a new government. Prior to his premiership, he served as the Minister of Education from June 2011 to February 2014 under President Michel Suleiman.

  6. Jim O'Neill

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    Jim O'Neill
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    economistwriterpoliticianbusinessperson
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    Terence James O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of Gatley is a British economist best known for coining BRICs, the acronym that stands for Brazil, Russia, India, and China—the four rapidly developing countries that have come to symbolise the shift in global economic power away from the developed G7 economies. He is also a former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and former Conservative government minister. As of January 2014, he is an Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester. He was appointed Commercial Secretary to the Treasury in the Second Cameron Ministry, a position he held until his resignation on 23 September 2016. He chaired the UK's Independent Review into Antimicrobial Resistance for two years, which completed its work in May 2016. Since 2008, he has written monthly columns for international media organization Project Syndicate. He is the current chairman of the Council of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

  7. Linda Papadopoulos

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    Linda Papadopoulos
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    psychologistpodcaster
    Biography

    Linda Papadopoulos is a Canadian psychologist based in England.

  8. Alec Issigonis

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    Alec Issigonis
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1906-1988 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    engineercar designerracing automobile driver
    Biography

    Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis was a Greek automotive designer. He designed the Mini, launched by the British Motor Corporation in 1959, and voted the second most influential car of the 20th century in 1999.

  9. Susan Blackmore

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    Susan Blackmore
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    freelancerlecturertelevision presenterpsychologistwriter
    Biography

    Susan Jane Blackmore is a British writer, lecturer, sceptic, broadcaster, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth. Her fields of research include memetics, parapsychology, consciousness, and she is best known for her book The Meme Machine. She has written or contributed to over 40 books and 60 scholarly articles and is a contributor to The Guardian newspaper.

  10. Jordi Puigneró i Ferrer

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    Jordi Puigneró i Ferrer
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Enrolled in the University of Surrey
    In 1997 studied systems engineering
    Occupations
    engineerpolitician
    Biography

    Jordi Puigneró i Ferrer is a Catalan computer engineer and the current Vice President and Minister of Digital Policies and Public Administration of Catalonia.

  11. Dzulkefly Ahmad

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    Dzulkefly Ahmad
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly bin Ahmad is a Malaysian politician who served as the Minister of Health in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from May 2018 to his resignation and the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kuala Selangor since May 2018 and from March 2008 to May 2013. He is a member the National Trust Party (AMANAH), a component party of PH opposition coalition. He was previously a member of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), a former component party of the former Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and Barisan Alternatif (BA) opposition coalitions.

  12. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

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    Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
    Born in
    Mauritius Flag Mauritius
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in the University of Surrey
    In 1983 graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    politicianchemist
    Biography

    Dr. Bibi Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim GCSK (born 17 October 1959) is a Mauritian politician and biodiversity scientist who served as the 6th President of Mauritius from 2015 to 2018. In December 2014, she was selected to be the presidential candidate of the Alliance Lepep. After Kailash Purryag resigned on 29 May 2015, both Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth and Leader of the Opposition Paul Berenger positively welcomed her nomination, which was unanimously approved in a vote in the National Assembly.

  13. Eleftheria Eleftheriou

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    Eleftheria Eleftheriou
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    Cyprus Flag Cyprus
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Eleftheria Eleftheriou is a Greek Cypriot singer, musician, and actress. She came to prominence through her participation in the second season of the Greek version of The X Factor. Shortly after her elimination, Sony Music Greece signed her and submitted her as a candidate to represent Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. She was later disqualified from the national final, following the leak of her song onto the internet by an unknown party.

  14. Tanya Byron

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    Tanya Byron
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    psychologisttelevision presenterclinical psychologist
    Biography

    Tanya Byron is a British psychologist, writer, and media personality, best known for her work as a child therapist on television shows Little Angels and The House of Tiny Tearaways. She also co-created the BBC Two sitcom The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle with Jennifer Saunders, and still contributes articles to various newspapers.

  15. Rebecca Romero

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    Rebecca Romero
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    track cyclistsport cyclistrower
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    Rebecca Jayne Romero, MBE is an English sportswoman, a former World Champion and Olympic Games silver medallist at rowing, and a former World champion and an Olympic champion track cyclist.

  16. Lorraine Bowen

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    Lorraine Bowen
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    singersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Lorraine Bowen is an English singer, songwriter, comedian and musician. Bowen has released seven studio and compilation albums, and multiple singles as both a solo and contributing artist.

  17. Miaoux Miaoux

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    Miaoux Miaoux
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    keyboardist
    Biography

    Julian Victor Corrie, better known by his stage name Miaoux Miaoux, is an English producer, musician and songwriter based in Glasgow, Scotland. He is signed to Chemikal Underground Records, who have released his albums Light of the North and School of Velocity. Prior to his solo career Corrie was a member of the Glasgow-based band Maple Leaves.

  18. Sir George Young

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    Sir George Young
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    George Samuel Knatchbull Young, Baron Young of Cookham, CH, PC, known as Sir George Young, 6th Baronet, from 1960 to 2015, is a British Conservative Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1974 to 2015, having represented North West Hampshire from 1997 and Ealing Acton prior to that. He has served in Cabinet on three occasions: as Secretary of State for Transport from 1995 to 1997; as the Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal from 2010 to 2012; and as Chief Whip of the House of Commons from 2012 to 2014.

  19. Aleks Krotoski

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    Aleks Krotoski
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Aleksandra Krystyna Theresa "Aleks" Krotoski is a British-Polish-American broadcaster, journalist and social psychologist, resident of the United States who writes and broadcasts about technology and interactivity. She currently presents the BBC Radio 4 series The Digital Human.

  20. Liz McInnes

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    Liz McInnes
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianbiochemist
    Biography

    Elizabeth Anne McInnes is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Heywood and Middleton in Greater Manchester, first elected at the 2014 by-election caused by the death of the sitting MP, Jim Dobbin. She lost her seat in the 2019 United Kingdom general election.

  21. Claudia Hammond

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    Claudia Hammond
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Claudia Hammond is a British author, occasional TV presenter, and frequent radio presenter with the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4.

  22. Omid Nooshin

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    Omid Nooshin
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1974-2018 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    writerfilm director
    Biography

    Omid Nooshin was a British film director and writer. He was best known for his debut independent feature film Last Passenger.

  23. Nabil Shaban

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    Nabil Shaban
    Born in
    Jordan Flag Jordan
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    actorwritertelevision actor
    Biography

    Nabil Shaban is a Jordanian-British actor and writer. He co-founded Graeae—a theatre group which promotes performers with disabilities.

  24. Neena Prasad

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    Neena Prasad
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    dancer
    Biography

    Neena Prasad is an Indian dancer. She is an exponent in the field of Mohiniyattam. She is the founder and principal of Bharthanjali Academy of Indian Dances in Thiruvanthapuram and Sougandika Centre for Mohinyattam in Chennai.

  25. Ann Keen

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    Ann Keen
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    nursepolitician
    Biography

    Ann Lloyd Keen is a British Labour Party politician, who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Brentford and Isleworth from 1997, until she was defeated by Conservative candidate Mary Macleod in 2010. In 1999, The Guardian newspaper revealed that she had acted as a "secret go-between" for the Labour Party and Shaun Woodward, at the time the MP for Witney, as he attempted to defect from the Conservative Party in the same year.

  26. Kay Swinburne

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    Kay Swinburne
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jacqueline Kay Swinburne is a Welsh politician. She was a Conservative Member of the European Parliament for Wales between 2009 and 2019.

  27. Peter Hayes

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    Peter Hayes
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Peter Richard Hayes is a British diplomat. He was formerly the Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory and the British Antarctic Territory.

  28. Imad Moustapha

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    Imad Moustapha
    Born in
    Syria Flag Syria
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Imad Moustapha is the Syrian Ambassador to China and his country's former Ambassador to the United States.

  29. Jon Benjamin

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    Jon Benjamin
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Jon Benjamin is a British diplomat. He is currently the Director of the Diplomatic Academy at the British Foreign Office.

  30. John Butcher

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    John Butcher
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    saxophonistjazz musician
    Biography

    John Butcher is an English tenor and soprano saxophone player.

  31. Felix Dodds

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    Felix Dodds
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Felix Dodds is an author, futurist and activist. Born as Michael Nicholas Dodds he took the name Felix Dodds when he was 18. He stood in Mid Derbyshire for the Liberal Democrats in the 2019 General Election. He has been instrumental in developing new modes of stakeholder engagement with the United Nations, particularly within the field of sustainable development. His latest book is Stakeholder Democracy: Represented Democracy in a Time of Fear. In 2019 he was the UK candidate to be the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. Dodds was the Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future from 1992–2012. He is probably best known as the author of How to Lobby at Intergovernmental Meetings: Mine is a Café Latte, written with co-author Michael Strauss.

  32. Jonathan Potter

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    Jonathan Potter
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    psychologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Jonathan Potter is Dean of the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University and one of the originators of discursive psychology.

  33. Abbie Hutty

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    Abbie Hutty
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    mechanical engineer
    Biography

    Abigail Hutty is a British mechanical engineer based in Stevenage. She has worked as the lead structures engineer on the European Space Agency ExoMars rover vehicle. In 2016, she was elected as the youngest ever Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. She advocates the science and technology education of young people and promotion of careers in the space industry. Her public appearances have included the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures and The Sky at Night.

  34. Róisín Mullins

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    Róisín Mullins
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    dancertelevision presenter
    Biography

    Róisín Mullins is a TV presenter, TV talent show judge, professional Irish dancer, singer, stage show owner and choreographer.

  35. Shukuru Kawambwa

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    Shukuru Kawambwa
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Shukuru Jumanne Kawambwa is a Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Bagamoyo constituency since 2005. He is the former Minister of Education and Vocational Training. He has also served as the Minister of Infrastructure Development

  36. Martin Sweeting

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    Martin Sweeting
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    academicengineer
    Biography

    Sir Martin Nicholas Sweeting is the founder and executive chairman of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL). SSTL is a corporate spin-off from the University of Surrey, where Sweeting is a Distinguished Professor who founded and chairs the Surrey Space Centre.

  37. Emma Mulqueeny

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    Emma Mulqueeny
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    chief executive officer
    Biography

    Emma Elizabeth Mulqueeny is a British technologist and educator. She is best known for co-founding Rewired State and Young Rewired State, which provided a community and events for technically gifted young people. She has campaigned for programming to be taught from an early age in UK schools to encourage wider uptake and increased diversity in the tech sector.

  38. Rolph Payet

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    Rolph Payet
    Born in
    Seychelles Flag Seychelles
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Rolph Antoine Payet FRGS is an international policy expert, researcher and speaker on environment, climate and island issues, and was the first President & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Seychelles. He was Minister of Environment and Energy in the Cabinet of Seychelles from 2012 to 2014. He is currently United Nations Executive Secretary for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention.

  39. John A. Pickett

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    John A. Pickett
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    chemist
    Biography

    John Anthony Pickett CBE DSc FRS is a British chemist who is noted for his work on insect pheromones.

  40. Mansur Hoda

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    Mansur Hoda
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1930-2001 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    activist
    Biography

    Mansur Hoda: was born in a middle-class Muslim family in the Indian city of Chhapra, Bihar. Mansur Hoda as a student, had worked as a research volunteer for the Intermediate Technology Group. After working for Indian Railways for ten years, he joined Bihar government as Inspector of Factories.

  41. Shakardokht Jafari

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    Shakardokht Jafari
    Born in
    Afghanistan Flag Afghanistan
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Enrolled in the University of Surrey
    Graduated with doctorate in medical physics
    Graduated with master's degree in medical physics
    Occupations
    medical physicist
    Biography

    Shakardokht Jafari (Dari: شکردخت جعفری‎) is a Medical Physicist and an award-winning innovator based at the Surrey Technology Centre. She developed an efficient and low cost method of measuring a medical dose of radiation.

  42. Angela Little

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    Angela Little
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    educational specialist
    Biography

    Angela W. Little is Professor Emerita at the Institute of Education, University of London. She is known for her work in primary education policy and practice in developing countries as well as education planning, program evaluation and assessment. In particular she has focussed in seven main areas:

  43. Pejman Azarmina

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    Pejman Azarmina
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    writerphysician
    Biography

    Pejman Azarmina is an Iranian-American scholar, entrepreneur, musician and thinkocrat. After 15 years of pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry (most of which being at Pfizer), he joined UCLA as a faculty member to establish the Office of Physician Scientist Career Development within the David Geffen School of Medicine. Earlier in his career, his interest in leadership development led to the formation of multiple tools, projects and initiatives aiming to develop the next generation of holistic leaders and systems thinkers under the umbrella term of Thinkocrats.

  44. Nicola Fox

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    Nicola Fox
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    astrophysicist
    Biography

    Nicola J. Fox is the Director of the NASA Heliophysics Science Division. She was the lead scientist for the Parker Solar Probe, and served as the Science and Operations Coordinator for the International Solar-Terrestrial Physics Science Initiative.

  45. Judith Baxter

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    Judith Baxter
    Years
    1955-2018 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    linguist
    Biography

    Judith Baxter was a British sociolinguist and Professor of Applied linguistics at Aston University where she specialised in Gender and Language, and Leadership Language. She served in editorial positions with several academic journals.

  46. Eddie Duggan

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    Eddie Duggan
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Eddie Duggan is a British photographer, film-maker, screenwriter, author and academic games historian.

  47. Robin Ord-Smith

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    Robin Ord-Smith
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Robin Jeremy Ord-Smith is a British diplomat.

  48. Marion Vernese Williams

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    Marion Vernese Williams
    Occupations
    diplomateconomist
    Biography

    Marion Vernese Williams GCM, is a Barbadian economist, banker, accountant and diplomat.

  49. Elizabeth-Irene Baitie

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    Elizabeth-Irene Baitie
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    novelist
    Biography

    Elizabeth-Irene Baitie is a Ghanaian writer of fiction for young adults.

  50. Geoff Southern

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    Geoff Southern
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Geoff Southern is a Jersey politician, and former teacher. He has been a deputy in the States of Jersey since winning a by-election, on 15 February 2002, and has chaired two scrutiny panels.

  51. Sheron Wray

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    Sheron Wray
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    dancer
    Biography

    S. Ama Wray, known formally as Sheron Wray, is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and theatre director. She studied under Jane Dudley at the London Contemporary Dance School, later performing with the London Contemporary Dance Theatre and the Rambert Dance Company, and forming her own company JazzXchange in 1992. She presently is associate professor of dance at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine.

  52. Alan C. Evans

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    Alan C. Evans
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    university teacherneuroscientistneurologist
    Biography

    Alan Charles Evans PhD FRSC FCAHS is a Welsh-born Canadian neuroscientist who is a James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering at McGill University. He is also a researcher at the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre of the Montreal Neurological Institute, Co-Director of the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health, Director of the McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, Scientific Director of the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform, Scientific Director of McGill's Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives program and Principal Investigator of CBRAIN, an initiative aiming to integrate Canadian neuroscience data with the Compute Canada computing network. He is recognized for his research on brain mapping, and was a co-founder of both the International Consortium for Brain Mapping and the Organization for Human Brain Mapping.

  53. Phebe Mann

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    Phebe Mann
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Phebe Mann Eur Ing CEng MICE FCIArb FRICS FRSA MCIOB FHEA is an Associate Professor in highway and transportation at the University of East London. As a Chartered Civil Engineer, Chartered Surveyor, European Engineer, Chartered Construction Manager and Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Dr Phebe Mann, is the first woman engineer of minority ethnic origin appointed by the Lord Chancellor to the Agricultural Land Tribunal for Wales. Phebe is also the first and only woman to hold eight professional qualifications concurrently in the UK. She has been recognised with a Top 50 Women in Engineering Award for her outstanding achievements in engineering.