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lumen: summer 2018

The summer issue of lumen is out now.

In this issue:

  • Rupa’s journey as Bangladesh’s first indigenous female to receive a PhD
  • The people and passion behind SA’s only vet school
  • Life in the fast lane – alumni careers in motorsport
  • Matt Parry’s clever crisp taking on Pringles in the US
  • The highs and lows of working in family business

Read the latest edition of lumen

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Dr Claudia Paul

Recipient of the Tirkapena Alumni Award 2019 Dr Claudia Paul, a Wiradjuri woman from Broken Hill, has achieved a lot in her 26 years, but her goals are even more impressive. During her time at university, she was a student representative with the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association, and was active in a mentoring group that fostered …



Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC

Recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Award 2019 Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC is an esteemed advocate for equity in education. Her contributions to higher education policy have changed the face of the Australian tertiary sector. Denise began her career as a teacher, was instrumental in the establishment of the University of South Australia, and later …



Ms Hannah Wandel

Recipient of the James McWha Rising Star Award 2019 Ms Hannah Wandel was only 24 when she founded the not-for-profit organisation Country to Canberra, which runs programs that provide education, leadership and mentorship opportunities for young women in regional and remote Australia. Named the 2019 ACT Young Australian of the Year, Hannah is also currently …