Alumni in the news

Alumni in the news

Making a difference in the world

Graduates of Macquarie University have considerable influence on our society and its endeavours.

Notable people from our graduate population of more than 172,000 are regularly reported and quoted in mainstream media, on issues ranging from commerce, trade and international affairs through to history, medicine and social justice.

Each week we capture and promote news stories that include Macquarie alumni and staff.

Search through our news snippets to see what they have to say.


  • "10 prominent VC-turned entrepreneurs in Asia" e27

    09 Oct 2017

    Mr Hiroyuki Kiga

    Hiroyuki Kiga is Co-founder and COO at Wallex, a payment specialist for cross-border transactions which also provides users with the ability to convert and hold balances in multiple currencies.

  • "The Australian accent" ABC Radio

    03 Oct 2017

    Dr Felicity M Cox

    ompared to other countries Australia has a homogenous accent – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t differences – people from Adelaide sound a bit Kiwi and there’s a reason. Professor of Linguistics at Macquarie University, Felicity Cox tells us why Australian’s speak the way we do.

  • "Natural protein may help to prevent blindness" Medical News Today

    01 Oct 2017

    Dr Vivek Gupta

    Optic nerve damage disrupts the transmission of visual signals to the brain, which can result in vision loss and blindness. Lead study author Dr. Vivek Gupta, of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University, and colleagues recently published their results in the journal Scientific Reports.

  • "Natural protein may help to prevent blindness" Medical News Today

    01 Oct 2017

    Dr Mehdi Mirzaei

    "Ophthalmologists and vision scientists have always wondered what damages the optic nerve in the back of the eyes, which is widely observed in glaucoma," notes study co-author Dr. Mehdi Mirzaei, of the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences at Macquarie University.

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