List of University of Adelaide people

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This is an incomplete list of University of Adelaide people including notable alumni and staff associated with the University of Adelaide in Australia.

Alumni[edit]

Business[edit]

Government[edit]

Heads of state[edit]

  • Roma Mitchell – Australia's first female judge; its first female Governor 1991–1996
  • Eric Neal – business leader, Governor 1996–2001
  • Mark Oliphant – physicist; Governor 1971–1976
  • Keith Seaman – Uniting Church minister; Governor 1977–1982
  • Hieu Van Le – Lieutenant Governor of South Australia 2007–2014; Governor 2014–present

Politicians[edit]

National leaders[edit]
Australia[edit]
All other countries[edit]
  • Peter Ong Boon Kwee — Head of the Civil Service, Singapore since 2010,[2][3] the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Singapore since 2009,[4] and Permanent Secretary with Special Duties in the Prime Minister's Office, Singapore[5]
  • Ong Teng Cheong — 5th President of Singapore (1993–99)[6]
  • Joseph Pairin Kitingan — 7th Chief Minister of Sabah, Malaysia (1985–94)
  • Abdul Taib — 4th Chief Minister of Sarawak]], Malaysia (1981–2014); Governor of Sarawak (2014–)
  • Adenan Satem — 5th Chief Minister of Sarawak, Malaysia (2014–present)
  • Tony Tan Keng Yam — 7th President of Singapore (2011–);[7] Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (1995–2005[8])
South Australian premiers[edit]
  • Lynn Arnold — Premier of South Australia 1992–1993
  • John Bannon — Premier of South Australia 1982–1992
  • Henry Barwell — Premier of South Australia 1920–1924
  • Dean Brown — Premier of South Australia 1993–1996
  • Don Dunstan — Premier of South Australia 1967–1968, and 1970–1979
  • Rob Kerin — Premier of South Australia 2001–2002
  • David Tonkin — Premier of South Australia 1979–1982
  • Jay Weatherill — Premier of South Australia 2011–2018
Other Federal politicians[edit]
Other state and territory politicians[edit]
  • Adair Blain – Member for the Northern Territory (1934–1949)
  • Pru Goward – Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, current minister
  • Shane Stone – Chief Minister of the Northern Territory (1995–1999)
  • Ian Wilson – Member for Sturt (1966–1969, 1972–1993), former minister
Other politician figures[edit]

Public servants[edit]

Diplomats[edit]
  • Frances Adamson – Australian Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (2011–)
  • Walter Crocker – diplomat and writer
  • Maurice de Rohan – South Australian Agent General in London (1998–2006)
  • Tim George – Australian diplomat
  • Ivan Shearer – Member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee,[9] former Dean of Adelaide and Sydney University Law Schools[10]
  • Sim Cheok Lim – Singaporean diplomat[11]
Military[edit]

Humanities[edit]

Arts[edit]

History[edit]

Journalism and media[edit]

Literature, writing and poetry[edit]

Philosophy and theology[edit]

Judiciary and the law[edit]

  • John Basten – Justice of the New South Wales Court of Appeal
  • Richard Blackburn – former Chief Justice of the Australian Capital Territory
  • Catherine Branson – former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission and Justice of the Federal Court of Australia
  • John Bray – Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia, poet and classicist
  • James Crawford – legal academic; Judge of the International Court of Justice (2014)
  • Bill Denny – Attorney-General of South Australia
  • John Doyle – Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia
  • John Finnis – legal scholar and philosopher
  • Francis Robert Fisher – Judge of the Federal Court of Australia, Vice Chancellor Flinders University
  • Regina Graycar – Emeritus Professor of Law School, University of Sydney
  • Hermann Homburg – Attorney-General of South Australia
  • Elliott Johnston – Communist activist and Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia
  • Len King – South Australian Attorney-General; Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia
  • Robert Lawson – Attorney-General of South Australia
  • Chris Kourakis – Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia
  • Bruce Lander – South Australia's first Independent Commissioner Against Corruption
  • G. C. Ligertwood – Judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia
  • Brian Martin – Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
  • Robin Millhouse – lawyer, politician, Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia; Chief Justice of Kiribati and Nauru
  • Roma Mitchell – lawyer, first female Queen's Counsel in Australia (1962); Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia; first female superior court judge in the British Commonwealth (1965)
  • George Murray – Chief Justice of South Australia
  • Mellis Napier – Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia
  • Rosemary Owens – Dean of Law at the University of Adelaide Law School
  • Angas Parsons – former judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia and former Attorney-General of South Australia
  • Geoffrey Reed – Judge in the Supreme Court of South Australia; the first director-general of ASIO
  • Len Roberts-Smith – former Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • Paul Rofe – former South Australian Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Colin Rowe – Attorney-General of South Australia
  • Reginald Rudall – Attorney-General of South Australia
  • Chris Sumner – Attorney-General of South Australia
  • Margaret White – first female judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland

Medicine and science[edit]

Nobel laureates[edit]

  • William Lawrence Bragg — physicist, Nobel laureate with his father (William Henry Bragg) "for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays"[13]
  • Howard Florey — pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (Physiology or Medicine,1945) "for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases"[14]
  • Robin Warren — pathologist, Nobel laureate (Physiology or Medicine, 2005), for the "discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease"

Medicine[edit]

Science and mathematics[edit]

Sports[edit]

Administration[edit]

Chancellors[edit]

Order Chancellors Term start Term end Time in office Notes
1 Sir Richard Hanson 1874 1876 1–2 years [18]
2 The Rt. Rev'd Augustus Short 1876 1883 6–7 years
3 Sir Samuel Way PC 1883 1916 32–33 years
4 Sir George Murray KCMG 1916 1942 25–26 years
5 Sir William Mitchell KCMG 1942 1948 5–6 years [19]
6 Sir Mellis Napier KCMG 1948 1961 12–13 years [18]
7 Sir George Ligertwood 1961 1966 4–5 years
8 Sir Kenneth Wills KBE, MC, KStJ, ED 1966 1968 1–2 years [20]
9 John Jefferson Bray AC 1968 1983 14–15 years [18]
10 Dame Roma Mitchell AC, DBE, CVO, QC 1983 1990 6–7 years
11 William Faulding Scammell AO, CBE 1991 1997 5–6 years
12 Bruce Phillip Webb AM 1998 2000 1–2 years
13 Robert Champion de Crespigny AC 2000 2004 3–4 years
14 John von Doussa AO, QC 2004 2010 5–6 years
15 Robert Hill AC 2010 2014 3–4 years
16 Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC, CSC, RANR 1 December 2014 (2014-12-01) incumbent 4 years, 38 days [21]

Vice-chancellors[edit]

Order Vice-Chancellors Term start Term end Time in office Notes
1 Augustus Short 1874 1876 1–2 years
2 Sir Samuel Way 1876 1883 6–7 years
3 William Fletcher 1883 1887 3–4 years
4 George Farr 1887 1893 5–6 years
5 John Anderson Hartley 1893 1896 2–3 years
6 William Barlow 1896 1915 18–19 years
7 Sir George Murray 1915 1916 0–1 years
8 Sir William Mitchell 1916 1942 25–26 years [19]
9 Sir Herbert Parsons 1942 1945 2–3 years
10 J. McKellar Stewart 1945 1948 2–3 years
11 Albert Rowe 1948 1958 9–10 years
12 Sir Henry Basten 1958 1967 8–9 years
13 Sir Geoffrey Badger 1967 1977 9–10 years
14 Don Stranks 1977 1987 9–10 years
15 Kevin Marjoribanks 1987 1987 0 years
16 Gavin Brown 1987 1997 9–10 years
17 Mary O'Kane 1997 2001 3–4 years
18 Clifford Blake 2001 2002 0–1 years
19 James McWha 2002 2012 9–10 years
20 Warren Bebbington 2012 2018 5–6 years
21 Peter Rathjen 8 January 2018 (2018-01-08) incumbent 1 year, 0 days [22]

Faculty[edit]

Nobel laureates[edit]

Law[edit]

Science[edit]

Natural sciences[edit]

Mathematicians[edit]

Physicists[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Humanities[edit]

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Civil Service head Peter Ong says policy makers must be close to the ground". The Straits Times. 26 March 2014. Archived from the original on 27 March 2014.
  3. ^ "New Chairman for the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)" (PDF). Singapore Government. 30 August 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  4. ^ "MOF: Organisational Structure". Ministry of Finance, Singapore Government. 2014. Archived from the original on 14 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Prime Minister's Office: Senior Management & Their Personal Assistants". Singapore Government. 2014. Archived from the original on 26 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2011. Istana Singapore – former Presidents – Mr Ong Teng Cheong
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  22. ^ "Professor Peter Rathjen, Vice-Chancellor and President". Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President. University of Adelaide. 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2018.