List of University of East Anglia alumni

List of University of East Anglia alumni

This List of University of East Anglia alumni includes graduates, non-graduate former students, and current students of the University of East Anglia.


Heads of university

*Sir Paul Nurse, President of Rockefeller University, former chair of the Department of Microbiology at Oxford University, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Sir Paul Nurse|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Ibrahim H. Umar, Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University (1979-1986), Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Authority (2000-2001)
*Paul Wellings, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lancaster. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Paul Wellings|accessdate=2008-08-07]


*Nick Baylis, Psychologist and academic at the University of Cambridge. [cite web|url=|title=Nick Baylis - Curriculum Vitae|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Nick Barton, Professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Edinburgh, Fellow of the Royal Society. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Nick Barton|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*James Chapman, Director of Film Studies and the Visual Arts at the University of Leicester. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of James Chapman|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Selim Deringil, Professor of History at Boğaziçi University. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Selim Deringil|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Suzannah Dunn, novelist and lecturer in creative writing at the University of Manchester. [ [ Suzannah Dunn Interview - ] ]
*Gerald Gazdar, former Professor of Computational Linguistics at the University of Sussex, pioneer of Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Gerald Gazdar|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Don Grierson, geneticist and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Nottingham. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Don Grierson|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Christopher Lane, Pearce Miller Research Professor of Literature at Northwestern University. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Christopher Lane|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Graeme Turner, Director of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Graeme Turner|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Alan Whiteside, Professor of Economics and Director of the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, former United Nations Commissioner for HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Alan Whiteside|accessdate=2008-08-07]


*Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos, Leader of the House of Lords (2003-2007). [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Douglas Carswell, Conservative Member of Parliament. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Douglas Carswell|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Manuel de Araujo, Mozambican Member of Parliament
*Iain Dale, Conservative blogger, author, and co-founder and presenter of 18 Doughty Street. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Iain Dale|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Roger Davison, Liberal Democrat politician and former Lord Mayor of Sheffield
*Caroline Flint, Labour Member of Parliament, currently Minister of State for Europe. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Caroline Flint|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Lieutenant General Sir Robert Fulton, Governor of Gibraltar, former Commandant General of the Royal Marines. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Lieutenant General Sir Robert Fulton|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Thomas Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde, Leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Thomas Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Trevor Ivory, Conservative politician
*Jon Owen Jones, Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Jon Owen Jones|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Antony Little, Conservative politician
*Tom Marshall, councillor and architect
*Adrian Ramsay, Deputy Leader of the Green Party
*Jovan Ratković, Advisor to Serbian President Boris Tadić on European Union and NATO relations. [cite web|url=http://www.predsednik.yu/mwc/default.asp?c=102500&g=20061210214221&lng=eng&hs1=1|title=Biography of Jovan Ratković|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Rosalind Scott, Baroness Scott of Needham Market, Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Rosalind Scott, Baroness Scott of Needham Market|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Ivor Stanbrook, Conservative Member of Parliament. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Ivor Stanbrook|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Össur Skarphéðinsson, Leader of the Icelandic political party, Social Democratic Alliance (2000-2005). [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Össur Skarphéðinsson|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Rihab Taha, Iraqi Biological Weapons Chief, nicknamed Dr. Germ. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Dr Rihab Taha|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Wan Hisham Wan Salleh, Malaysian Politician. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Wan Hisham Wan Salleh|accessdate=2008-08-07]


*Naomi Alderman, novelist. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Naomi Alderman|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Nicholas Allan, children's writer and illustrator
*David Almond, children's author. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of David Almond|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Geoffrey Archer, fiction writer, former ITN correspondent
*Tash Aw, Whitbread Award winning author. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Tash Aw|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Trezza Azzopardi, novelist, currently lecturing at UEA. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Trezza Azzopardi|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Martyn Bedford, novelist
*John Boyne, novelist. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of John Boyne|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Christopher Catherwood, author and academic. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Christopher Catherwood|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Tracy Chevalier, historical novelist. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Tracy Chevalier|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Mark Cocker, author and naturalist
*Helen Cross, novelist
*Louise Doughty, novelist, playwright and journalist
*Anne Enright, Booker Prize winning author. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Anne Enright|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Stephen Finucan, short story writer
*Susan Fletcher, Whitbread Award winning author. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Susan Fletcher|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*John Fraser, journalist and academic
*Matt Fullerty, novelist
*Sue Gee, novelist
*Helon Habila, novelist and academic
*Jane Harris, novelist and screenwriter
*Kazuo Ishiguro, Whitbread and Booker Prize winning author, author of "The Remains of the Day". [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Kazuo Ishiguro|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Mick Jackson, novelist
*Andrew Jefford, journalist and author
*Panos Karnezis, novelist
*Larissa Lai, novelist
*Toby Litt, novelist. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Toby Litt|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Deirdre Madden, novelist. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Deirdre Madden|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Ian McEwan, Booker Prize winning author. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Ian McEwan|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Sarah Emily Miano, author
*Andrew Miller, novelist. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Andrew Miller|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Tom Morton-Smith, playwright
*Amir Muhammad, writer and filmmaker
*Paul Murray, novelist
*Glenn Patterson, novelist, currently a tutor in Creative Writing at Queen's University Belfast
*Ben Rice, novelist
*Simon Scarrow, author. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Simon Scarrow|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*James Scudamore, novelist
*Owen Sheers, author, poet and playwright
*Clive Sinclair, novelist
*Alexander Gordon Smith, novelist
*Matthew Sparkes, technology journalist
*Chris Sugden, author and humorist
*David Sutton, editor of the Fortean Times magazine
*Todd Swift, poet
*Hwee Hwee Tan, novelist
*John Tipler, freelance writer
*Rose Tremain, Whitbread Award winning author, formerly a lecturer at UEA. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Rose Tremain|accessdate=2008-08-07]
*Erica Wagner, author, critic, and literary editor of The Times. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Erica Wagner|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Richard Webster, Freud scholar and author
*Kit Whitfield, novelist
*Peter Williams, Christian philosopher and author
*Snoo Wilson, playwritght, novelist and screenwriter
*Gregory Woods, poet and author
*Árni Þórarinsson, novelist


*Jenny Abramsky, BBC executive. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Jenny Abramsky|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Benedict Allen, explorer. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Benedict Allen|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Tim Bentinck, 12th Earl of Portland, actor. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Tim Bentinck, 12th Earl of Portland|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Darren Bett, BBC Weather forecaster
*Sean Patrick Cannon, film director
*Nina Conti, actress and comedian
*David Cummings, musician and writer ("The Fast Show"). [cite web|url=|title=UEA notable alumni|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Jack Davenport, actor. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Jack Davenport|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Terry Edwards, musician
*James Frain, actor. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of James Frain|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*William Goodchild, composer and orchestrator
*Colin Griffiths, MTV Presenter and DJ
*Charlie Higson, comedian ("The Fast Show") and author. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Charlie Higson|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Greg James, BBC Radio 1 DJ
*Stephen Lambert, television executive
*Rebecca Lowe, sports reporter
*Gareth Malone, choirmaster from BBC 2's "The Choir"
*Susanne Manning, musician
*Annabel Mullion, actress
*Simon Nicholls, BBC comedy producer. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Simon Nicholls|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Jonathan Powell, former Controller of BBC One. [cite web|url=,M1|title=The History of the University of East Anglia|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*John Rhys-Davies, actor. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of John Rhys-Davies|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Jane Root, former Controller of BBC Two
*Selina Scott, broadcaster. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Selina Scott|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Mark Seddon, Al Jazeera correspondent, editor of Tribune (1993-2002), former Labour politician
*Arthur Smith, author and comedian. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Arthur Smith|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Matt Tong, drummer of Bloc Party
*Penny Tranter, BBC Weather forecaster
*Martin Tyler, football commentator. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Martin Tyler|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Geraint Vincent, ITV News presenter. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Geraint Vincent|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Paul Whitehouse, comedian ("The Fast Show"). [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Paul Whitehouse|accessdate=2008-08-08]

Business and economics

*Alison Brimelow, President of the European Patent Office. European Patent Office web site, [ "Alison Brimelow's CV"] . Consulted on July 2, 2007. ]
*Benjamyn Damazer, noted management consultant
*Tito Mboweni, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank. [cite web|url=|title=Biography of Tito Mboweni|accessdate=2008-08-08]
*Mike Norris, CEO of Computacenter. [ [ Computacenter senior management profiles, c.1998] . Retrieved July 23, 2008]
*John William Ward, economist, opera administrator and former trade union leader


*Jack Lohman, Director of the Museum of London. [cite web|url=;jsessionid=ibup21rvnecl.alice?format=print
title=Biography of Jack Lohman|accessdate=2008-08-08
*Neil Morisetti, Commander of UK Maritime Forces (2005-2007); presently Commandant of the Joint Services Command and Staff College
*Vicky Phillips, President of the National Union of Students (1986-1988)
*Frederick Arthur William Ponsonby, Viscount Duncannon, hereditary peer
*John Wodehouse, 5th Earl of Kimberley, hereditary peer


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