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Professor Nicola Spurrier PSM

Professor Nicola Spurrier PSM

Recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award 2022, Professor Nicola Spurrier PSM, is a staunch advocate for preventing illness and promoting health across the whole of community. A dual qualified medical specialist, public health physician and paediatrician, Professor Spurrier was instrumental in South Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as the state’s Chief Public Health Officer.

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Dr Angela Alder-Price

Dr Angela Alder-Price

Recipient of the James McWha Rising Star Award 2022, Dr Angela Alder-Price is an orthopaedic researcher, senior lecturer and the only female upper-limb surgeon in South Australia. Her dual pursuit of surgery and science is driven by a passion for improving patient outcomes.

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Tiahni Adamson

Tiahni Adamson

Recipient of the Tirkapena Indigenous Award 2022, Tiahni Adamson, a Torres Strait Islander woman descended from the Kauareg Nations of Thursday Island, is a passionate wildlife conservation biologist. Ms Adamson is focused on sustainable aquaculture production as the Lead Community Engagement Officer at CH4Global.

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Dr Roshanak Amrein

 Dr Roshanak Amrein

Adelaide dental surgeon and University of Adelaide alumna, Dr Roshanak Amrein arrived in Australia from Iran in 1994 with only limited English. The Baha'i community was among the most severely persecuted religious minorities in Iran. She learned English, restudied year 12 and applied to the University of Adelaide Bachelor of Dental Surgery program.

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Building History

Adam Hannon

You may not know his face, but you have seen Adam Hannon's work, ranging from Adelaide Oval to Her Majesty's Theatre. Adam is an architect and urban designer who has shaped award-winning Adelaide landmarks and spaces. 

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ANSAN launch

ANSAN Committee standing in a group

On International Nurses Day on Thursday 12 May 2022  (Florence Nightingale’s birthday) the Adelaide Nursing School launched the Adelaide Nursing School Alumni Network (ANSAN).

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Cancer entrepreneur

To better understand the battles faced by people diagnosed with cancer, we spoke to alumna and scholarship recipient Lauren Whiting who is using innovation to revolutionise the support provided to oncology patients.   

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Vale George Ernest Rogers AO FAA 1927 – 2021

Emeritus Professor George Earnest Rogers OA FAA 1927 - 2021

The late Professor George Rogers AO FAA spent almost six decades at the University of Adelaide, pioneering the application of electron microscopy to advance our understanding of keratin, hair and wool. A beloved figure to generations of students and academics, George was still regularly to be found working in 'Keratin Korner' at Adelaide Microscopy when it was renamed The George Rogers Laboratory in 2015. His legacy will continue at the University through the George Rogers Postgraduate Scholarship in Molecular Bioscience.

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Take a Seat at Elder Hall this Valentine's Day

Nico and Diana kiss outside Elder Hall

Past and present, the Elder Con continues to provide the perfect environment for young musicians.

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End of year update from the Vice-Chancellor

Professor Peter Høj AC

As we come to the end of 2021, there is much on which to reflect as we prepare for a new year.
Despite the challenges of the global pandemic, we have been able to celebrate some outstanding achievements across the University.

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