Below, you’ll discover our 2023 Deakin Alumni Award recipients and hear their stories. These Deakin graduates have made significant impacts in their industries and their communities.
Mr Abrar Aziz leads a sustainable energy team including pro-bono work for vulnerable communities. He generously volunteers his time to support his industry and students.
Miss Eva Mackinley has helped significantly reduce single-use plastics. She’s served as Director and Board Member of several charitable and community organisations.
Ms Sophie McNamara is an experienced lawyer and Director with a passion for sustainable responsible practices and pro-bono programs.
Mr Serdar Baycan is a Director, entrepreneur, and lead architect on major projects on land and in space! He creates spaces with warmth and pays attention to the surroundings.
Professor Roianne West was Australia’s first Nursing Director in a tertiary hospital with a dedicated portfolio of Indigenous Health. She passes down knowledge and builds capacity generationally.
Dr David Newman’s service to aerospace medicine as a researcher, educator, and flight safety advocate spans 30 years.
Daniel Wordsworth has established and mentored community development and emergency responses in most of the world’s conflict zones. He has led humanitarian support on a global scale.
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