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List of famous alumni from Flinders University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Flinders University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Flinders University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Flinders University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Flinders University.

Examples of graduates on this list include Sophie Turner and Paul Kelly.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Flinders University?” and “Which celebrities are Flinders University alumni?”
Paul Kelly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Flinders University Alumni
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Paul Maurice Kelly is an Australian rock music singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player. He has performed solo, and has led numerous groups, including the Dots, the Coloured Girls, and the Messengers. He has worked with other artists and groups, including associated projects Professor Ratbaggy and Stardust Five. Kelly's music style has ranged from bluegrass to studio-oriented dub reggae, but his core output straddles folk, rock, and country. His lyrics capture the vastness of the culture and landscape of Australia by chronicling life about him for over 30 years. David Fricke from Rolling Stone calls Kelly "one of the finest songwriters I have ever heard, Australian or otherwise." ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

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Terence Tao is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Flinders University Alumni
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Terence "Terry" Chi-Shen Tao FAA FRS, is an Australian-born Chinese American mathematician working in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, additive combinatorics, ergodic Ramsey theory, random matrix theory, and analytic number theory. He currently holds the James and Carol Collins chair in mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Tao was a co-recipient of the 2006 Fields Medal and the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. ...more

Age: 42

Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

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Rodney Brooks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Flinders University Alumni
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Rodney Allen Brooks is an Australian roboticist, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, author, and robotics entrepreneur, most known for popularizing the actionist approach to robotics. He was a Panasonic Professor of Robotics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He is a founder and former Chief Technical Officer of iRobot and co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of Rethink Robotics. Outside the scientific community Brooks is also known for his appearance in a film featuring him and his work, Fast, Cheap & Out of Control. ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

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Brendan Nelson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Flinders University Alumni
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Brendan John Nelson is a former Australian politician and former federal Opposition leader. He served as a member of the Australian House of Representatives from the 1996 federal election until 19 October 2009 as the Liberal member for Bradfield, a northern Sydney seat. A doctor by profession, he came to public prominence as the Federal President of the Australian Medical Association, and served as a Minister in the third and fourth terms of the Howard Government, serving as Minister for Education, Science and Training and Minister for Defence. Following the 2007 federal election, at which the Howard Government was defeated, Nelson was elected leader of the federal Liberal parliamentary ...more

Age: 59

Birthplace: Coburg, Melbourne, Australia

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