Arts, Education and Law alumni can be found in every field of endeavour
Our alumni work in fields as varied as policy advisers, opinion leaders, awarded educators, gifted musicians, famous artists, and pioneering social change advocates. We continue to be amazed by their impressive achievements.
We encourage you to join our alumni community and participate in professional development activities, network, access careers services and alumni benefits, share research and expertise, and engage in social events.
2018 Arts, Education and Law Alumni Winners
2018 Griffith University Outstanding Alumus
2018 Outstanding Alumni: AEL Group winner
Katarina Carroll APM
- B Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice 1996
- Executive Master of Public Administration 2013
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Commissioner Katarina Carroll has a distinguished public safety career in policing and the fire service, and became Australia’s first female fire commissioner in 2015. This achievement followed a 32 year policing career where she was a trailblazer for women in the male-dominated policing and fire services.
Commissioner Carroll was the recipient of the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award for her contribution to improving public safety in Queensland and being a role model to women and girls aspiring to develop similar careers.
Outstanding First Peoples Alumnus: AEL Group winner 2018
- B Arts in Humanities 1998
- B Arts with Honours 1999
Donisha Duff has worked tirelessly to improve pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as an advocate for health and supporter of girls’ and women’s educational and career opportunities. She is deputy chairperson of the Stars Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation providing school-based engagement programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and women.
Ms Duff has held senior roles in government and not-for-profit organisations, and is an advisor to the Minister for Indigenous Health. Locally, she is general manager for the Deadly Choices preventative health brand for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Outstanding Young Alumnus: AEL Group winner 2018
- B Laws with Honours 2008
- B Arts in Politics & Government 2008
- Grad Diploma in Legal Practice 2009
Dean Clifford-Jones was the first person in his family to attend university and has achieved remarkable success in the legal profession, as a crown prosecutor, and a principal child protection lawyer.
Mr Clifford-Jones founded Australia’s first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer (LGBTIQ+) association, Pride in Law, a not-for-profit LGBTIQ+ legal networking association that shares positive and informative stories with its growing membership. Pride in Law has since been formally established as a Queensland association to assist the LGBTIQ+ legal profession and their allies to network with like-minded individuals.
Outstanding International Alumnus: AEL Group winner 2018
- B Digital Media Production 2004
- M Arts in Film and Television Studies 2005
Petr Tichý has extensive international experience in film and television production and has worked in video and multimedia production for many years.
Mr Tichý is chief executive officer and chairman of the Barrandov Studios in Prague, one of the biggest and oldest film studios in Europe. Barrandov is the production hub for the international film and television community and aims to ensure the presence of all film-related fields and services in one convenient location. Mr Tichý and his team re-established film and television incentives in the Czech Republic, which is rebuilding its reputation as a prime destination for Hollywood and other international film and television productions.
2017 Young Outstanding AEL Alumnus of the Year
International lawyer, co-founder and Director of GO1. Entrepreneur and founder of The Schoolbag, described by the World Economic Forum as a ‘Global Shaper’. Australia’s 2016 Youth Representative to the United Nations and 2014 Australian Young Innovator of the Year. Arts, Education Law Young Outstanding Alumnus for 2017 is awarded to Griffith Law School Alumnus, Chris Eigeland.
Previous Arts, Education and Law Alumni Award Winners
Primary school science teacher Rebecca Johnson has published over 80 educational books and has won national awards for curriculum design.
Queensland Conservatorium graduate Dami Im has soared to international fame and is one of Australia’s most iconic pop idols.
Serving the public
Katarina Carroll APM
Commissioner Katarina Carroll has dedicated her career to public safety, serving with the Queensland Police Service (QPS) for over 30 years.
As CEO and Executive Producer of A Stark Production, Avrill has established herself as a leading independent producer and creator of global children’s film and television content.
Member for Logan
Linus Power is MP for the Logan Electorate. He currently holds the position of Senior Government Whip, and serves on the Transport and Utilities Committee.
Leader in law
As National Practice Group Leader of Clayton Utz’s Real Estate team, Nikki has played a lead role in some of Australia’s most high-profile urban renewal projects.
Tony Albert has achieved extraordinary international success since graduating from a Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art.
The voice of Siri
Karen Jacobsen is an international entertainer, singer, motivational speaker, voice over artist and songwriter. She is the voice behind Apple’s infamous Siri.
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