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Dr Jane Sloane

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Jane Sloane is a fiercely passionate advocate for justice and an inspirational leader, whose career as a gender equity champion has taken her around the world. In the years between graduating the University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 1985 and receiving her Honorary Doctorate in 2024, she has worked with women all over the globe, lived a decade in a houseboat in California, had a heart-to-heart with Nelson Mandela, and driven true change in the global movement for equality.

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Phil Mauger - Clinical Nurse Consultant

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Phil Mauger is a Clinical Nurse Consultant specialising in paediatric haematology and oncology. He is motivated to ensure his patients and their families are given the highest quality care. A father and husband, he is dedicated to providing life-changing treatments, and says one of his greatest achievements is dedicating his life to the service of others.

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Jo Vandepeer

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Dr Jodie Vandepeer has been awarded four qualifications from the University in the past three decades. She is now a Visiting Research Fellow at the University. An experienced teacher and a classical vocalist as well as an art historian and researcher, Jo’s career has been, in her own words, “intrepid”.

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Neurodiversity's untapped competitive advantage

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Andrew Pfeiffer is a data leader, TEDx speaker, government employee, and neurodiversity advocate. Alongside his role as a data scientist, he promotes the benefits that neurodiversity offers in the workplace and invites us to reimagine how we attract and retain the best talent at work.

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Elder Conservatorium alumni premiere new show at Adelaide Fringe 2024

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Rosie Russell and Millicent Sarre are Elder Conservatorium Music Theatre alumni whose new original show Bisexual Intellectuals will premiere at Adelaide Fringe in 2024.

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Petrie Collins

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Petrie Collins has over 50 years' experience in nursing and healthcare education. Her work has spanned continents and reached into corporate pharmaceuticals and business ownership as well as nursing practice. Petrie believes in the value of lifelong learning, and is dedicated to contributing to the studies of others while continuing her own education.

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Adam Liaw

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Adam Liaw is a celebrity chef, cookbook author, TV host and Unicef Australia Ambassador who has become an icon of modern Australian food culture. Before his rise to stardom as a chef, Adam was a successful lawyer, practicing both in Australia and internationally.

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John Scanlon AO

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John Scanlon AO is an environmental lawyer, leader and policy maker who is dedicated to ending wildlife crimes on a global scale. Throughout his career, his leadership of international environmental organisations has helped reduce the impact of the $2-3 trillion illegal wildlife trade on ecosystems and societies around the world.

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Nik Nasha Damia

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Nik Nasha Damia is a passionate humanitarian and leader, whose work as Director of the Rohingya Women Development Network aims to help the thousands of Rohingya refugee women in Malaysia find education, learn new skills, build their autonomy and significantly improve their quality of life.

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Dr David Lam

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Dr David Lam is an award-winning young doctor who is making incredible contributions to Australian communities by providing medical care to vulnerable Australians, advocating for the importance of mental health care, and inspiring a new generation of doctors to work in rural and remote communities. 

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