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Famous University Of Queensland Alumni

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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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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