Alumni Focus

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 Women who change the world – spotlight on Macquarie alumnae

Women who change the world – spotlight on Macquarie alumnae

To celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March 2021) we shine a spotlight on just some of our many notable and inspiring alumnae*. We are proud of their many and varied achievements across all industries and sectors. Dr Cathy P Foley, AO PSM (BSc (Hons)/DipEd 1981, PhD 1985) - Chief Scientist at CSIRO, Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley, CSIRO Chief Scientist has recently be...

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 Tim Robards – A helping hand

Tim Robards – A helping hand

You could be forgiven for making some assumptions about Dr Tim Robards (MChiro 2010). The star of The Bachelor and more recently Neighbours, he has the chiselled physique and Insta-worthy lifestyle that makes you think you know what to expect. But a Masters in Chiropractic from Macquarie University is just the start of the surprises in store from this boy from Newcastle. Little in life is t...

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 What’s up with Bryce Mills?

What’s up with Bryce Mills?

Genuine, amiable and the right kind of cheeky, triple j’s latest Breakfast host and MQ Media graduate Bryce Mills doesn’t just embody the maxim of following your dreams, he’s backed it up with hard work and persistence to make a high school ambition come true. There’s a great story doing the rounds of Bryce Mills declaring in a high school maths class that he was going to be a break...

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 Adam Johnston – dreaming big

Adam Johnston – dreaming big

Alumnus Adam Johnston is an MQ law graduate and now PhD student. He was born with cerebral palsy and has spent his life in a wheelchair, but that is not what will define him. Investigating the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) so others with disability may live a better life is his work; leaving a bequest to MQ research so that others may lead a life free from physical disability is his ...

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 Steve Cox – A sense of place

Steve Cox – A sense of place

If, as Marcel Proust says, ‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes,’ residents of New South Wales are in for a treat. With the greatest diversity in landscapes and culture in any of the Australian states, MQ alumnus (PDMgmt 2009, MBA 2010) and CEO of Destination NSW Steve Cox encourages us all to discover what is right here on our doorstep...

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 Amanda Rose – empowering the next generation of female leaders

Amanda Rose – empowering the next generation of female leaders

As the founder of six highly successful businesses, including Business Woman Media, Western Sydney Women and Small Business Women Australia, alumna Amanda Rose (BBusAdmin 2002, GradCertEducationStudies 2018) knows what it takes to succeed in the business world and help others reach their professional goals too. Aside from being a fearless entrepreneur, Amanda regularly conducts workplace works...