Rachel Churcher (MA Science Fiction Studies 2000, pictured left) is celebrating the publication of her first novels. All five books of the post-Brexit dystopian Battle Ground series are available on Amazon, and there is more information on the series at tallerbooks.com. Download a free prequel novella from freebook.tallerbooks.com, and find out what you would do if your government turned against you and what if you had the chance to fight back?
Dr Emma Courtney (BDS 2000, pictured left) is a general dental practitioner and personal trainer coach as well as a speaker and presenter on the subject of stress and burnout within the profession. Emma lives and works in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Tyrone Dominique (BA Hons Politics 2000) has just returned to London after spending 12 years working in Hong Kong, Chicago and New York. He is currently heading up the European compliance department for a global family office and is married with two young children.
Christopher Terry (BA History 2000) is currently a Headmaster of an International School in Penang, Malaysia.
Tahaney Alghrani (BA History and Sociology 2001) did a PGCE in teaching and qualified as a teacher after University before returning to Liverpool in 2017 to complete a PhD.
Dr Laurence Ball (MA 2001) has completed a PhD at the University of Birmingham in mental health studies and now does consultancy work for care home providers as well as being a bank inspector for the care quality commission for adult social care providers and hospitals.
Simon Boon (BSc Hons Zoology 2001) joined the Royal Navy after leaving Liverpool. Having served abroad in submarines and ships in various countries including Iraq, Italy and Nepal, home is now in Devon on the outskirts of Dartmoor National Park. Simon was promoted to Commander in 2019 and is currently attending the Advanced Command and Staff Course in Shrivenham, home of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. He is also studying for a MA in Defence Studies.
Dr Judy Ford (PhD 2001) published a new detective novel set in the Liverpool student community. Lethal Mix (pictured left) is concerned with an acid attack on a group of Muslim students and explores Islamophobia and interfaith relationships as well as presenting readers with a "whodunnit" puzzle to solve.
Jonah Grunsell (BA Politics and Communications Studies 2001, pictured left) has recently become a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and has also started a new consultancy venture having merged his existing third sector consultancy business with Aleron Partners (www.aleronpartners.com). Aleron provides expert support and advice to charities, impact ventures, corporates, and foundations to improve performance, impact and reach. This is in addition to Ryan and Grunsell www.ryanandgrunsell.com a consultancy providing specialist education policy advice to governments which he founded with Dame Christine Ryan DBE in 2017.
Dr Sayyed Mohammad Mahdi Shahidipour (PHD Industrial Engineering 2001, pictured left) is the owner and director of AEI Electrician.
Katie Gumbrell (BSc Combined Honours 2002) completed her PGCE at the University of Reading in 2006 and has been teaching in primary schools in Reading ever since. She has just completed an MA in Education at the University of Southampton and is working as a PSHE consultant and running coach.
Jo Palfreman (BA Hons Politics and Sociology 2002) is in the second year of an MSc in International Development and Management at Lund University, Sweden. Currently carrying out an internship with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Johannesburg, South Africa on comprehensive sexuality education for young people and carrying out research on inter-generational transactional sexual relationships.
Professor Rob Pettitt MRCVS (BVSc 2002, CEPT 2014, pictured left) was awarded a personal chair at the University in Small Animal Orthopaedics at the end of 2018 and is currently the Head of Surgery at Leahurst. On a sporting front, Rob represented Great Britain at the 2019 Gran Fondo World Championships, a fabulous experience and one that will live long in his memory (and the weary legs).
Dr Francis Roads (PhD 2002) has been given the title of Honorary Vice-President of the West Gallery Music Association, in recognition of his services to West Gallery music.
Ben Russell-Smith (MEng 2002) became a Design Engineer at Nissan for eight years post Uni, then on to Ford Technical Centre in Germany. Subsequently started his own company which now employs 50 people and manufactures automotive lighting products which are exported globally.
Patrick Adom (MBA 2003, pictured above) has worked in various IT roles as a consultant and recently setup his own business manufacturing jigsaw puzzles which he is very excited about and want to share with his fellow alumni.
Helen Braithwaite (BA Hons Politics 2003, pictured left) left full-time teaching in 2018 to start her own business, Bennd Yoga, and now teaches Sun Power yoga and Vinyasa in nurseries, schools, village halls, local gyms and even in a Hotpod!
Gwenydd Jones (BA Hons French and Hispanic Studies 2003, pictured above) is a freelance translator and runs the Advanced Spanish-to-English Translation Course with DipTrans Preparation where she helps linguists develop their careers as translators. More on her website: translatorstudio.co.uk.
Lucy Lv (MBA 2003, pictured above) works in Air Products, a US company, as China HR Director based in Shanghai, China.
David Stead (BA Hons Physical Geography 2003, pictured left) works as a Head of Humanities faculty at a secondary school in Leeds. David has been a teacher for 15 years and is aiming to go into Senior Management in the near future. He loves passing on his knowledge and passion for Geography to young people, that he gained through his time in Liverpool which he still thinks back on so fondly.
Hauwa Hamza (BSc Combined Honours 2004) worked in immigration before deciding to go back to university and retrain in Midwifery - a lifelong dream. She currently holds an unconditional offer at the University of Northampton in April 2020 and cannot wait to get started.
Fred Kasongo (MBA General Management 2004) continued work as Sponsorship Manager with World Vision DRC, then became Programme Director two years later. He left this organisation in 2017 to join an education project called ACCELERE 1 as the Senior Implementation [Programme] Director with an education project.
Dr Stephanie Swift (BSc Hons Bioveterinary Science 2004) crossed the Pennines for a PhD in virology in York. Her first postdoc was working on adenovirus vaccines at McMaster University in Canada. After that, she worked as a clinical trials manager, and latterly moved to Ottawa as a science writer for the Stojdl lab, which develops oncolytic virus vaccines as cancer immunotherapies. Back in the UK, she now work part time as a systematic reviewer putting together reviews for pharmaceutical companies and working as an evidence review group for NICE; and part-time as a freelance consultant, editor, writer and proofreader through her own company, Swift Science Writing.
Christopher Davies (BA Hons Ancient History and Archaeology 2005) is doing a PhD at the University of Birmingham, researching mortuary archaeology in Early Iron Age Greece.
Afework Yohannes Germamo (MBA 2005, pictured above) is still successfully running his small business consulting company despite the unpredictable policy environment he is surrounded with as in the case in many other developing countries.
Maria Gouma (MBA Football Industries 2005, pictured left) is COO at Next Mile Ltd, a Sport and Entertainment agency for Sport Marketing as well as Social Media, helping to build and expand brands, while constantly looking to create and impact change within the already existing marketing and entertainment industry.
Dr Mike Homfray (MA Sociology 2005, pictured left) was appointed as University Teacher in Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool in October 2019.
Bryan Jones (MPhys Physics 2005) works at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, a world-leading centre for research which offers unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale.
Natalie Murton (LLB Hons 2005) has worked as a local government lawyer for 13 years. She qualified as a solicitor in 2017 having studied part-time to complete her legal training. During this time she also completed an MA in security studies and conflict resolution and is also qualified as a mediator. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym.
Dr Felix Ndagije (MSc 2005) serves as the Country Director for ICAP at Columbia University in the Southern African Country of Lesotho. As a Country Director for ICAP at Columbia University in Lesotho, he provides strategic leadership to the design and implementation of country programs, projects and activities and oversee program planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation; ensures optimal use of human, financial, and physical resources to successfully meet project milestones and technical quality standards, and to achieve project objectives, deliverables and targets. In Lesotho, Felix leads multi-million dollar initiatives in services for HIV prevention, care and treatment; tuberculosis (TB); High-quality education and training programs for human resources for health; Research, Surveys and impact assessment.
Moses Osofero (MSc Management 2005, pictured above) before graduating in December 2018, Moses applied for a PhD in Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland and was offered a fully-funded PhD with a major in Entrepreneurship which he started in September 2019.
Dr Alexandre Pépin (PhD 2005) was hired directly by Schlumberger, O&G service company leader to work as a field engineer for the well production optimisation in the African continent (Congo, Angola, Gabon, Cameroon). He had to learn something completely new: engineering and the world of fluid mechanics. Schlumberger then transferred him to Brazil to take care of innovation projects in their R&D centre that was dedicated to the newly discovered Pre-Salt geological formation, oil rich, that pushed Brazil to a major player in O&G production. He also served the entire South American market for various production optimisation projects. His research training helped him to broaden his knowledge to other areas of expertise, like geology and geomechanics, X-ray structural analysis and he published several papers in that area. He decided to go back to his home country (France) and continued working as a project manager in the energy sector. He now works for an American company, National Oilwell Varco, in Paris and uses the skills that he learnt in the University to be able to embrace new expertise that helps him to excel in his job assignments.
Chris Bird (BA Hons Politics and Communication Studies 2006) completed a 12-month secondment as Programme Manager for Quality Standards at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) where he led development of new national standards on healthcare services for people with a learning disability, strategies for improving outdoor air quality and clinical management of Lyme Disease. More here: https://www.nice.org.uk/news/blog/how-giving-a-committee-voice-to-people-with-a-learning-disability-added-value-to-nice-quality-standards
Luke Hansard (BA Business Studies 2006) lives in Auckland, New Zealand working on construction major projects as a Senior Estimator.
Captain Chris Wake (BA Hons Ancient History and Archaeology 2006) is an airline pilot working in the Middle East.
Jorge Franco (MBA 2007, pictured left) recently joined BP as Logistics Manager for the Fuels division in Mexico, responsible for the distribution of petrol throughout the country in a recently opened market.
Dr David Higgins (MA Renaissance and Romantic Literature 2007) is Head of the English Department at Stewart's-Melville College, Edinburgh.
Amit Inamdar (MSc Product Design and Management 2007, pictured left) is the Founder of Zealous Design Solutions (Industrial Design Consultancy), Founder of PlusONE Initiative (A Social For-Profit Enterprise) and a Design Educator and Career Consultant.
Philip Kilgllon (BA Combined Honours 2007) has taught in England, Spain, Thailand and now Hong Kong. He says that international teaching is a fantastic option for graduates as it has allowed him to travel to nearly 50 countries and earn far more than would be possible staying in England. Flights all over the World and accommodation are usually paid for by the company, too!
Fintan Quinn (LLB Hons 2007) works for Morgan Stanley as an internal Talent Acquisition Specialist recruiting into the New York City, Glasgow and London offices. Involved in Gaelic Football and acts as PRO for the Greencastle Wolfe Tones football team based in Belfast. Interested in developing a network of Liverpool Alumni who are members of the GAA.
Tony Rhoades (MBA 2007) launched GroundWOW (pictured above) - the World's first full-colour autonomous ground printer company. He is proud to share that all his tech team were sponsored at under/postgraduate level at the University of Liverpool prior to being recruited, where they take on immediate responsibility.
Houston Ross (MBA 2007) currently CTO of Paidy, Inc. one of the top unicorn fin-techs in Japan.
Claire Russell (née Musson-Fielden) (BSc Hons Chemistry and Pharmacology 2007) is still in Liverpool, working for the Home Office. Married to Mike, with two great kids.
Amy Stephen (née Knight) (BSc Hons Geology and Physical Geography 2007) spent the last 10 years as a Commercial Airline Pilot and has recently completed her type rating onto the B787 Dreamliner aircraft for TUI Airways.
Isobel Bruce (BA Hons English Language and Literature 2008) is working as a Digital Creative Strategist, specialising in Social Media content strategies and narratives for brands. She worked with Secret Cinema, Mind, Baileys, Deliveroo and children's event, LaplandUK.
Pastor Elijah Lisoyi (MBA 2008, pictured left) has worked in Nigeria, Mozambique and the United States and is now a United states citizen.
Maggie McGann-Williams (MBA 2008) is employed in the capacity of Branch Manager for one of the leading commercial banks in Jamaica.
Betty Rojas Cumache (Postgraduate Diploma in Research in EU Politics 2008, pictured left) spent many years as a languages teacher in her home country of Venezuela and is now in the United States where she is part of the staff of The City of Coral Gables in Miami.
Yonghong Zhang (LLM International Business Law 2008) is a senior judge and deputy head of Shanghai Songjiang People’s Court. He was among the nine finalists for China at the inaugural Education UK Alumni Awards and was selected as a finalist for the Social Impact Award. His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cambridge, met with him at the ceremony in Shanghai and congratulated him on his achievement. During his master’s, he conducted a comparative study on the enforcement of judgments between the UK and Chinese legal systems, which culminated in English Enforcement Law, the first Chinese book to outline the UK system to Chinese practitioners.
Khalid Alhomoud (MSc Operations & Supply Chain Management 2009, pictured left) misses Liverpool as a city and University. He has been through successful ventures for the past couple of years and is currently the head of Procurement for Capital Projects in Saudi Aramco.
Clive Ellul Hawthorn (MBA 2009) has lived in five cities over the past decade, namely Tallinn (Estonia), Rome (Italy), Milan (Italy), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and, more recently, Singapore. Having led high-performing sales, marketing and account management team, he has worked in the travel industry and the e-commerce space. Clive is currently the VP, Sales & Marketing for a newly established hotel group with plans to scale globally.
Dixie Mays (BA Hons Egyptology 2009) has been running her own business, a local student lettings agency in Kensington, Liverpool called MyTenantRent.co.uk since 2013 and a sister company called MyCityStay.co.uk since 2015. Based on her own experience of student property whilst at university in Liverpool, she wanted to teach students how to live in their first rented accommodation in a friendly and informative manner, with the help of with her great staff, and her fiance who is also her business partner. Oh, and her dog Jake!
Pallavi Rangavajhala (MBA 2009) was named Social Media Leader of the Year at the 2019 Leadership Summit and Awards.
Muneeb Shamim (MSc 2009, pictured above) is working as a National Key Account Manager for a multi-national company in Healthcare Technology industry. He is a big football fan and enjoys family time with his 2.5 year old son.
William Sherwood (BA Hons Classical Studies 2009, pictured left) instantly joined a band after graduating. It's 10 years later and he is still at it, living month to month and paying the bills with his gardening job and as an Office & Administrative Exec for a small charity called BeOnBoard. His band has played Liverpool twice and he is glad to say he still loves the city. He may not have followed up Classical Studies but he wouldn't change his degree if he could. This will inspire no one, sorry!
Carri-Ann Taylor (BA Hons English Language and Literature 2009) has spent the last 10 years working as a journalist after starting out in local newspapers before moving on to the nationals. She is now a senior news producer for ITV.