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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Queensland and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Queensland, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Queensland include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Queensland alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Queensland 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 University of Queensland.

List features graduates like Geoffrey Rush, Jack Thompson and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Queensland?” and “Which celebrities are University of Queensland alumni?”

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Peter C. Doherty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Peter C. Doherty Veterinarian, Researcher, Scientist Peter Charles Doherty AC is an Australian veterinary surgeon and researcher in the field of medicine. He received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1995, the Nobel Prize in ...more

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Geoffrey Rush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Geoffrey Rush Film Score Composer, Musician, Film Producer Geoffrey Roy Rush AC is an Australian actor and film producer. He is the youngest of the few people who have won the "Triple Crown of Acting": an Academy Award, a Tony Award and an ...more

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Natalie Cook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Natalie Cook Beach Volleyball Player, Athlete Natalie Louise Cook OAM is an Australian professional beach volleyball player and Olympic gold medallist.

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Gavan McDonell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Gavan McDonell Sociologist, Civil engineer, Economist Gavan McDonell is an Australian civil engineer, economist and political sociologist in the fields of national infrastructure policy reform, international development and academic education for ...more

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Andrew N. Liveris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Andrew N. Liveris Andrew N. Liveris is President, Chairman and chief executive officer of The Dow Chemical Company, a global speciality chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics company based in ...more

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Ken Ham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Ken Ham Evangelist, Writer, Presenter Kenneth Alfred "Ken" Ham is an Australian-born young Earth creationist, fundamentalist Christian, and the president of Answers in Genesis, a Creationist apologetics ministry which ...more

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Andrew Laming is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Andrew Laming Politician, Obstetrician, Surgeon Andrew Charles Laming is an Australian politician who is currently a member of the House of Representatives representing the Division of Bowman, Queensland, for the Liberal National Party of ...more

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John Makepeace Bennett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
John Makepeace Bennett Computer scientist Emeritus Professor John Makepeace Bennett AO FTSE was an early Australian computer scientist. He was Australia's first professor of computer science and the founding president of the Australian ...more

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Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Abdul Khalid Ibrahim Politician, Lecturer Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abdul Khalid bin Ibrahim is a Malaysian politician and businessman who served as the 14th Menteri Besar of the state of Selangor from 2008 to 2014. He was elected to the ...more

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Kevin Ryan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Kevin Ryan Politician, Rugby Player Kevin James Ryan, born 26 August 1934 in Ipswich, Queensland is an Australian, former state parliamentarian and local mayor, barrister and advocate. In the 1950s and 1960s he was an Australian ...more

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Alan Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Alan Jones Announcer, Radio personality, Coach Alan Belford Jones AO is an Australian radio broadcaster. He is a former coach of the Australian National Rugby Union Team and rugby league coach and administrator. He has worked as a school ...more

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John Eales is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
John Eales Rugby Player John Eales AM is an Australian former rugby union player and the most successful captain in the history of Australian rugby.

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Raymond Dart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Raymond Dart Anthropologist, Anatomist Raymond Arthur Dart was an Australian anatomist and anthropologist, best known for his involvement in the 1924 discovery of the first fossil ever found of Australopithecus africanus, an extinct ...more

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Michael Salla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Michael Salla Ufologists, Writer

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Robert James Bell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Robert James Bell Television Show Host Dr Rob is the host of the Australian children's television programme Scope where Dr Rob breaks down the science of subjects relevant to school-aged children. Dr Rob is employed at CSIRO as a ...more

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Chris de Freitas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Chris de Freitas Scientist Chris de Freitas is an Associate Professor in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

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Jason Hetherington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Jason Hetherington Rugby Player Jason Hetherington is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. He established himself as a hooker, but he started his career off as a five-eighth. Hetherington played ...more

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Lis Wiehl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Lis Wiehl Legal analyst, Author, Lawyer Lis Wiehl is an American author and legal analyst for Fox News. She is an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School, and formerly was an associate professor at University of Washington Law ...more

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Louise Lake-Tack is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Louise Lake-Tack Nurse, Politician, Magistrate Dame Louise Agnetha Lake-Tack, GCMG, DStJ is a former Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda.

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Geert Lovink is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Geert Lovink Professor Geert Lovink is a Research Professor of Interactive Media at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and a Professor of Media Theory at the European Graduate School. From 2004-2013 he was an Associate ...more

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John Roe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
John Roe Rugby Player John Roe is an Australian rugby union player. He plays in the back row, currently for the Queensland Reds in the international Super Rugby competition; he is also the team's captain. Roe was ...more

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Jon McCormack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Jon McCormack Computer scientist, Artist Jon McCormack is an Australian and is Associate Professor at the Centre for Electronic Media Art at Monash University in Victoria, Australia.  He is an electronic media artist and computer ...more

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Howard M. Wiseman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Howard M. Wiseman Physicist Howard Mark Wiseman is a theoretical quantum physicist notable for his work on quantum feedback control, quantum measurements, quantum information, open quantum systems, the many interacting ...more

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P.R. Stephensen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
P.R. Stephensen Publisher, Writer Percy Reginald Stephensen was an Australian writer, publisher and political activist, first for the Communists and later for far-Right groups. He was born in Maryborough, Queensland. He was ...more

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Quentin Bryce is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Quentin Bryce Lawyer Dame Quentin Alice Louise Bryce AD, CVO was the 25th Governor-General of Australia, holding office from September 2008 until March 2014. She was the first woman to hold the position, and was ...more

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Anna Bligh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Anna Bligh Politician Anna Maria Bligh is an Australian politician and the 37th Premier of Queensland from 2007 to 2012. Bligh was an Australian Labor Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland seat of ...more

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Aila Keto is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Aila Keto Biochemist, Environmentalist, Conservationist Aila Inkeri Keto AO is founder and President of the Rainforest Conservation Society in Queensland, Australia, now known as the Australia Rainforest Conservation Society. Born in Tully, ...more

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Michael Ware is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Michael Ware Journalist, TV Journalist Michael Ware is an Australian journalist formerly with CNN and was for several years based in their Baghdad bureau. He joined CNN in May 2006, after five years with sister publication Time. His ...more

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Keith Rayner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Keith Rayner Keith Rayner AO is a retired Australian Anglican bishop and former Anglican Primate. He was educated at the Church of England Grammar School, now known as the Anglican Church Grammar School and ...more

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Penelope Wensley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Penelope Wensley Diplomat Penelope Anne "Penny" Wensley AC is a former Australian public servant, who was the Governor of Queensland from 2008 to 2014.

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Maxine McKew is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Maxine McKew Politician, Journalist, Presenter Maxine Margaret McKew is an Australian former politician and journalist; she was the Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government in the First ...more

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Peter Gration is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Peter Gration General Peter Courtney Gration AC, OBE is a retired senior Australian Army officer who served in the positions of Chief of the General Staff and Chief of the Defence Force; the professional head ...more

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Campbell Newman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Campbell Newman Politician Campbell Kevin Thomas Newman is a former Australian politician who served as the 38th Premier of Queensland from 26 March 2012 to 14 February 2015; he lost his own seat at the 2015 state ...more

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Bill Hayden is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Bill Hayden Politician William George "Bill" Hayden AC is an Australian politician who was the 21st Governor-General of Australia from 1989 to 1996. He was previously the Leader of the Labor Party and Leader ...more

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Judith Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Judith Rodriguez Poet, Writer Judith Catherine Rodriguez AM is a contemporary Australian poet.

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Ian Cresswell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Ian Cresswell Composer Ian Cresswell is an Australian composer born in 1968. He obtained Bachelor of Music at the Australian National University in 1996 and Master of Music at the University of Queensland in 2002. ...more

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Nick Earls is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Nick Earls Novelist, Author Nicholas Francis Ward "Nick" Earls is an award-winning novelist from Brisbane, Australia. He writes humorous popular fiction about everyday life, and is often compared to Nick Hornby. ...more

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David Theile is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
David Theile Swimmer David Egmont Theile is an Australian former backstroke swimmer of the 1950s and 1960s, who won consecutive gold medals in the 100-metre backstroke at the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympics, the only ...more

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Lee Boon Yang is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Lee Boon Yang Politician, Veterinarian Dr. Lee Boon Yang is a former Singaporean politician. A member of the governing People's Action Party, he served in the Cabinet from July 1991 to April 2009 in various portfolios, including ...more

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Leneen Forde is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Leneen Forde College Administrator Mary Marguerite "Leneen" Forde AC is the Chancellor of Griffith University and served as the twenty–second Governor of Queensland from 1992 until 1997. Forde chaired the Commission of ...more

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Peter Beattie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Peter Beattie Politician, Lawyer Peter Douglas Beattie, AC is an Australian politician who served as the 36th Premier of Queensland from 1998 to 2007 and Leader of the Australian Labor Party in that state from 1996 to 2007. His ...more

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Fran Bailey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Fran Bailey Politician Frances Esther "Fran" Bailey is an Australian former politician. She was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1990 to 1993 and again from 1996 to 2010, ...more

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Wayne Swan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Wayne Swan Spokesperson, Politician Wayne Maxwell Swan is an Australian politician who was the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and the Deputy Leader of the Labor Party from 2010 to 2013, and the Treasurer of Australia from 2007 ...more

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Peter Hendy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Peter Hendy Businessperson, Politician, Economist Peter William Hendy is an Australian politician. He has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives, representing the Division of Eden-Monaro in New South Wales, since ...more

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Grant McLennan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Grant McLennan Singer Grant William McLennan was an Australian singer-songwriter with the alternative rock band The Go-Betweens, which he co-founded with Robert Forster in Brisbane, Australia in 1977. In a career ...more

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Michael Macklin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Michael Macklin Politician Michael John Macklin is an English-born former Australian Franciscan friar, educator and fundraiser who was an Australian Democrats senator for Queensland. He later served as executive dean of ...more

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Graeme Wood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Graeme Wood Information Technologist, Web Entrepreneur Graeme Wood is an Australian who co-founded wotif.com, an online hotel reservation business.

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Bob Katter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Bob Katter Laborer, Politician Robert Carl Katter is an Australian federal politician, a member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1993 for the Division of Kennedy, and the leader of Katter's Australian ...more

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Ian Callinan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Ian Callinan Judge, Lawyer The Hon Ian David Francis Callinan AC QC is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia, the highest court in the Australian court hierarchy.

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Sallyanne Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Queensland Alumni
Sallyanne Atkinson Politician Sallyanne Atkinson AO is an Australian politician, former Lord Mayor of Brisbane and former chairman of ABC Learning. She is Special Representative for the Queensland Government in South-East ...more