Alumni Services

January 2020

Journey through the decades as Edinburgh graduates from the 1950s, 60s, 80s, 00s and 10s share their stories.

Bridget Wilcken (1956)

Bridget Wilcken

Sydney-based 1956 medical graduate Professor Bridget Wilcken reflects on a career spanning over six decades and her contributions to newborn screening services.

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In 1998 we introduced tandem mass technology to our screening: one 3mm dried blood spot testing over 50 disorders. While this was pioneered in the USA, New South Wales (NSW) was the first publicly funded, state-wide programme in the world.

Professor Bridget Wilcken

Ian Malcolm (1960)

Ian Malcolm in his graduation robes in 1960 (black and white)

Ian Malcolm swapped a radio station for university lecture halls when he decided to become a teacher. Now retired, he has spent much of his time revisiting his Merchant Navy past in his published writings.

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The obtaining of a degree has had a significant bearing on the education and lives of my children and grandchildren...

Ian MalcolmRetired Principal Teacher of Modern Studies

Roger Gosden (1989)

Roger Gosden in leafy surroundings

Helping patients with cancer to preserve fertility was just one of the outcomes of Professor Roger Gosden's 18 years on staff at the University, during which his contributions to reproduction sciences were recognised with a higher degree.

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It gives me great pleasure to see this work continuing under the brilliant leadership of people who worked in my lab...

Professor Roger Gosden

Lisa Thomson (2004)

Lisa Thomson

French and Politics graduate Lisa Thomson is realising her ambition of growing her own business - a niche provider of outsourced HR consultancy and services.

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We are very proud to be part of the first cohort of 20 values led, socially impactful businesses accepted onto the Unlocking Ambition Scottish Enterprise-backed programme for high growth, purpose-driven organisations.

Lisa ThomsonFounder and CEO, Purpose HR

Anna Staudigl (2017)

Anna Staudigl

Anna Staudigl's interdisciplinary background in philosophy and economics has helped her build a career in finance in Vienna.

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Most of all, being at the University of Edinburgh taught me to be a curious person who is able to pursue my wishes by thinking ahead and planning future steps well in advance.

Anna Staudigl

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We're interested in the path you've taken since your studies at Edinburgh and want to learn about the challenges and highlights you've encountered along the way. Please get in touch and you and your experiences could feature on our website and inspire today's students, as well as fellow alumni.