University of East Anglia Notable Alumni

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University of East Anglia Notable Alumni

University of East Anglia Notable Alumni

Notable alumni

2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate and former President of the Royal Society Sir Paul Nurse (PhD, 1973)
Lasker Award winner Michael Houghton (BSc, 1972) co-discoverered Hepatitis C in 1989
1989 Booker Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro (MA, 1980)
1998 Booker Prize winner Ian McEwan (MA, 1971)
2007 Booker Prize winner Anne Enright (MA, 1988)

UEA alumni in the sciences include the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate and former President of the Royal Society Sir Paul Nurse (PhD, 1973); Robert Koch Prize, Lasker Award and Gairdner Foundation International Award winning co-discoverer of Hepatitis C and of the Hepatitis D genome Michael Houghton (Biological Sciences, 1972); Darwin Medal, Darwin–Wallace Medal and Erwin Schrödinger Prize winning evolutionary biologist Nick Barton (PhD, 1979); Potamkin Prize winning pathologist Karen Duff (Biological Sciences, 1987); climate scientists Tim Lenton, Chris Turney, Neil Adger, Benjamin D. Santer, Keith Briffa, Timothy Osborn, and Peter Thorne; and the Fellows of the Royal Society James Barber, Keith Beven, Mervyn Bibb, Richard Flavell, Don Grierson, Brian Hemmings, Terence Rabbitts, and Nick Talbot.

Alumni in international politics and government include the current King of Tonga Tupou VI (Development Studies, 1980) who also served as Prime Minister of Tonga from 2000 to 2006 and Foreign Minister from 1998 to 2004; Governor General of Grenada Sir Carlyle Glean (Education, 1982); Governor of Gibraltar Sir Robert Fulton (Social Sciences, 1970) who was formerly Commandant General Royal Marines; Kiribati Vice President Teima Onorio (Education, 1990); Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Murat Karayalçın (Development Economics, 1977) who also served as Foreign Minister; Finance Ministers of Australia (Mathias Cormann), Rwanda (Donald Kaberuka, later President of the African Development Bank), Thailand (Suchart Thada-Thamrongvech), and Venezuela (Pedro Rosas Bravo); Foreign Ministers of Iceland (Össur Skarphéðinsson) and The Gambia (Ousman Jammeh); current Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal, Maldivian Defence Minister Adam Shareef, Bruneian Education Minister Suyoi Osman, Cypriot Transport Minister Marios Demetriades, Democratic Republic of the Congo Trade Minister Aimé Boji, and Kenyan Sports and Culture Minister Hassan Wario; and former Cabinet Ministers of Peru (Gino Costa), South Sudan (Agnes Kwaje Lasuba), South Africa (Tito Mboweni, later Governor of the South African Reserve Bank), Egypt (Gamal El-Araby), Tanzania (Juma Ngasongwa), Rwanda (Daphrose Gahakwa), Ethiopia (Sinknesh Ejigu and Junedin Sado), Seychelles (Rolph Payet and Peter Sinon), Turkey (Cüneyd Düzyol) and Yemen (Yahya Al-Mutawakel). Foreign members of parliament include parliamentarians of Portugal (Rubina Berardo), Bhutan (Choida Jamtsho), Oman (Hilal Al Sarmi), Bahrain (Mohamed Ali Hasan Ali), Brunei (Salbiah Haji Sulaiman), Nigeria (Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf and Eddie Mbadiwe), Dominica (Alvin Bernard), South Africa (Stone Sizani), Mozambique (Manuel de Araújo), Australia (Dee Margetts), Hong Kong (Cheng Kai-nam), Mexico (Julio Boltvinik and Óscar González), Peru (Manuel Lajo) and East Timor (José Abel).