Our alumni community plays a significant role in driving and shaping the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

graduations throwing caps into the air after graduation ceremony, on the steps of Bonython Hall

Our alumni live and work all over the world, making significant contributions in the fields of dentistry and oral health, medicine, psychology, nursing and health sciences. As an active member of this group, you will have the ability to stay connected with your University community and fellow graduates throughout your life.

We have a rich history of alumni making a real impact on the lives of individuals and communities:

If you are a graduate or student who has completed at least one course at the University (or one semester of study abroad), or a former staff member, you may become a member of our alumni community and benefit from access to:

Like to learn more, or join?

You can find out more about the University’s alumni services, or join the alumni community. Already a member of our alumni? If you have changed address, phone or email, you can update your contact details online.

Giving to the University

By giving to the University, you will help us to contribute to society. Whether it is a financial donation or non-monetary gift, there are many ways to give. For example, within the faculty, you can support the Florey Medical Research Foundation, which raises funds for postgraduate research scholarships and early-career postdoctoral research fellowships within the medical degree.

We value the support of our alumni, partners and friends. Together we can make a positive impact on research and education. Would you like to know more about how you can make a difference? Read our donor stories about the impact of giving.

Adelaide Impact

Have you read the alumni news section of the University’s website, Adelaide Impact? It features inspiring stories about the achievements of our alumni.

Contact us

Alumni Relations Officer – Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Phone: +61 8 8313 3317

Alumni stories

Paying tribute to Dr Basil Hetzel AC (1922-2017)

One of Australia’s greatest medical pioneers and distinguished graduate from the University of Adelaide, Dr Basil Hetzel was renowned for his outstanding achievements in major aspects of public health and clinical medicine.

Your support in action: Dr Melanie McDowall

Dr Melanie McDowall has focused her research on developing new diagnostics to help choose the healthiest embryos to transfer to increase pregnancy success rates following IVF.

Alumni Award recipient Dr Kenneth Collins AM (MBBS 1960)

Dr Collins has dedicated his life to helping others as a medical practitioner and through extensive community service in a range of civic organisations. Kenneth Collins is a 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient in recognition of his achievements.

Inspiring South Australian Woman: Helen Marshall

Professor Helen Marshall, graduate from MBBS 1988, M Public Health 2004, MD 2011 was awarded the Inspiring South Australian Women Award from the Australia Day Council of South Australia and the Office for Women in 2020.

2020 Australian of the Year: James Muecke AM

Dr James Muecke AM, and eye surgeon is among the University of Adelaide’s Distinguished Alumni and named SA Australian of the Year for 2020. He has made it his life's work to fight childhood blindness in low-income countries. His not-for-profit organisation Sight For All has made significant steps towards eliminating blindness in Asia.

112th Rhodes Scholar: Dr Sarah Short

Graduate from B Health and Medical Sciences (Hons) 2019 and Medicine 2020, Sarah has become the University’s 112th Rhodes Scholar, awarded one of only three Australia-at-Large Rhodes Scholarships offered each year to study at Oxford University.