UNSW Sydney Alumni Spotlight

A podcast from the University of New South Wales

Welcome to University of New South Wales Alumni Spotlight, where we talk with our Postgraduate alumni about their personal and professional stories. We will hear what they’ve achieved in their professional life and how postgraduate study helped shape their career path.

Reece is the Innovation Strategist at WWF Australia and designs plans and tactics to increase people's involvement in democracy through policy making and solution-designs for issues such as climate change. Interviewed by Sarah MacDonald, renowned Australian journalist, author, and radio presenter.

University UNSW Reece Proudfoot Postgraduate Postgraduate Studies Australia Tertiary Education Master of Development Studies Master of International Development Arts & Social Sciences


Lisa Cahill, CEO and Artistic Director of the Australian Design Centre gives us a look into how she reclaimed her artistic creativity and combined her extensive industry experiences. Interviewed by Sarah MacDonald, renowned Australian journalist, author, and radio presenter.

University UNSW Lisa Cahill Postgraduate Postgraduate Studies Australia Tertiary Education Art Administration Master of Art Administration


Terrence Chau is our Master of Architecture alumnus and an over-archiever. Combining his cultural influence, curiousity, and tenacity, he has been involved numerous projects in NSW, ACT, QLD, and Hong Kong. Interviewed by Sarah MacDonald, renowned Australian journalist, author, and radio presenter.

University UNSW Terrence Chau Architecture Postgraduate Postgraduate Study Tertiary Education


Our first alum under the spotlight is Alison Battisson, a lawyer, kickboxer, and taking on powerful figures as her charity law firm, Human Rights 4 All sets out to achieve the firm’s namesake. Interviewed by Sarah MacDonald, renowned Australian journalist, author, and radio presenter. Visit postgraduate.unsw.edu.au to learn more about postgraduate studies at UNSW Sydney.

University UNSW Alison Battisson Postgraduate Tertiary Education Australia Master of Laws Law