Alumni profiles

We are always keen to learn about the role that the University has played in your career and life journey since graduation. If you are interested in providing an alumni profile please email us with your details and we will send you a brief questionnaire. Profiles will be showcased in each alumni eNews and online at

Ryan Hartshorn

"I wanted to make something on my own so I grasped the concept of making vodka, and I wanted to bring it to Grandvewe and make it relevant to what we are doing there. No one in the world has done a sheep whey vodka before."

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Bronwyn Kidd

"The community aspect of going to uni was great, I made some great friends, we had a close-knit class and plenty of social activities. University really helped me develop as a young person, and even though I don’t practice exercise science professionally – the skills and knowledge I learned during that degree I use every single day!"

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Mark Baker

"As a journalist you're taught to avoid clichés - those hackneyed expressions that, in being said so many times, say nothing at all. But, I do believe, clichés survive because at their core is a truth that spans generations. You've probably heard this one before: “If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room.” Finding the source of this phrase has proven hard, but if an idea has been so often cited, it must have some degree of truth."

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Sarah Thornton

"My career began after I graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education, I was offered a Westpac graduate traineeship in Sydney. At age 22 I wanted to see the ‘big smoke’ and they paid me $500 to relocate... so I packed my belongings into my Datsun 120Y and got on the ferry! "

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Nikeel Idnani

"The AMC’s level of credibility and recognition in the industry has contributed to my professional development during my career."

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Dr David Daintree AM

"Earlier, while at the University of Cambridge, I got married instead of finishing my doctorate, so decided years later to complete my doctoral work at University of Tasmania"

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