List of University of Western Australia people

List of University of Western Australia people

This is a list of University of Western Australia people, including its notable alumni and staff:

Notable alumni


* Kim Edward Beazley, former Whitlam Cabinet minister
* Kim Beazley, former Leader of the Opposition and Deputy Prime Minister
* Alan Carpenter, current Premier of Western Australia
* Richard Court, former Premier of Western Australia
* Geoff Gallop, former Premier of Western Australia
* Peter Dowding, former Premier of Western Australia
* Sir Paul Hasluck, 17th Governor-General of Australia
* Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia
* Carmen Lawrence, former Premier of Western Australia, Federal Minister and President of the Australian Labor Party
* Billy Snedden, former Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia
* Daryl Williams, former Federal Attorney General
* Yeo Cheow Tong, former Minster of Transport in Singapore


* Michael Chaney, former chief executive officer of Wesfarmers, and the current chancellor of UWA
* Janet Holmes à Court, businesswoman
* Robert Holmes à Court, former entrepreneur
* Sir Rod Eddington, former chief executive officer of British Airways
* John A. Hay, current vice-chancellor of University of Queensland
* Ken Michael, Governor of Western Australia and former Chancellor of UWA
* Tan Sri Hamdan Mohamad, current Executive Director and President of Ranhill Berhad
* Andrew Roberts, former chief executive Officer of Multiplex

Public Service and Community

* Ameer Ali, former president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils
* Herbert Cole Coombs, The first Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia
* Allan Fels, former Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
* Ralph Townsend, headmaster of Winchester College
* David Irvine, Director General of Australian Secret Intelligence Service,former Australian High Commissioner to PNG and Ambassador to the People's Republic of China.


* Robert French, current Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia
* Zarah Garde-Wilson, Criminal lawyer
* Wayne Martin, current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia
* Neville John Owen, current Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia
* Christopher Steytler, current Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia
* John Toohey, former Justice of the High Court of Australia
* Ronald Wilson, former Justice of the High Court of Australia

cience, Medicine and Engineering

* Barry Marshall, Physician. 2005 Nobel Prize laureate
* Trevor Marshall, biomedical researcher
* Fiona Stanley, Epidemiologist. 2003 Australian of the Year
* Kenneth Richard Norris, Entomologist
* Robin Warren, UWA Emeritus Professor. Nobel Prize laureate
* Fiona Wood, UWA Professor of Medicine. 2005 Australian of the Year
* Dr Eric John Underwood graduated UWA in 1928 B.Sci.Ag -- Dean of faculity, Agriculture 1946 to 1970

Arts, literature and religion

* Geoffrey Bolton, historian
* Greg Egan, writer
* Dorothy Hewett, writer
* Barry Hickey, Catholic Archbishop of Perth
* John Kinsella, writer
* Randolph Stow, writer
* John Andrew La Nauze, the first Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University in 1978
* Rolf Harris, famous performer and artist
* Sally Morgan, writer and artist
* Shaun Tan, artist and writer

port and entertainment

* Peter F. Bell, captain of the Fremantle Dockers
* Michael Fitzpatrick, Former captain of the Carlton Football Club and current Chairman of the Australian Football League
* Shirley Strickland, Olympic track and field athlete
* Ric Charlesworth, former Australia national field hockey team Kookaburras Captain and Hockeyroos Coach
* Kylie Wheeler, Olympic heptathlete
* Sandra Angelia, Miss Indonesia 2008


* Roger Smalley, pianist and composer
* Tim Minchin, pianist and comedian
* Sara Macliver, Soprano


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