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Otago's People

From local comedian to international space law expert…Otago alumni take their place in the world.

Inspirational Alumni

Greg Rawson

Greg Rawson

Greg Rawson is a Master of Teaching and Learning alumnus, now working as a Year 3 teacher at St Heliers School in Auckland. He says that making the move from international business and a recruitment career in Hong Kong was worthwhile.

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Katie Lane

Katie Lane

Travelling to exotic locations with an international rally motorsport team may sound like a life of glamour, but Otago alumna Katie Lane says it’s not only the drivers that need focus and “grit” to stay ahead of the competition.

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Kit Macgillivray

Kit Macgillivray

Kit Macgillivray majored in Plant Ecology at Otago, and since then he has gone on to success with his Sydney-based company Lucity Studio.

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Maria Pozza

Maria Pozza

International Space law is Maria Pozza’s passion. As an Otago International Studies alumna, Maria specialised in space law, and completed her PhD on international law and policy in outer space, working in both Faculty of Law and the Department of Politics.

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Mark Orton

Mark Orton

Mark Orton knows the theory and practice of working in the media. An alumnus of both Film and Media Studies and the Postgraduate Diploma of Science Communication, he’s learned about the history of filmmaking, and how to make films for a TV audience.

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Nadeha Kamaludin

Nadeha Kamaludin

Nadeha works at the Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus - the only international branch campus of Swinburne Australia in Melbourne.

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Sam Hazledine

Sam Hazledine

It's been a year of highs for Otago medical alumnus Sam Hazledine - he's had the Declaration of Geneva amended and released a book on doctor burnout - but it's often been the "lows" which have been his biggest motivators...

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Sian OGorman

Sian O’Gorman

Sian O’ Gorman knows the link between Doc Martens, style, and music. Graduating from Otago with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) in Design Studies and a Bachelor of Music (Performance), Sian is now part of the Dr. Martens Global Marketing Team in London, where she helps to coordinate and produce all of the in-house creative work.

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Suzie Bates

Suzie Bates

New Zealand cricketer and Otago alumna Suzie Bates has had a good year; at the 2016 ASB Otago Sports Awards in May she took top honours in the NZME Sportswoman of the Year category.

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Te Radar

Te Radar

Te Radar, born Andrew J Lumsden, is an Otago alumnus whom you will recognise from TVNZ documentary series such as Global Radar, Radar Across the Pacific, Radar’s Patch, Off the Radar, Hidden In The Numbers and Homegrown.

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Wayne Fairbrother

Otago science alumnus Wayne Fairbrother has many career highlights, but says a recent meeting with a man who was cancer-free after taking a product his team helped develop was “very inspiring”.

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