Where are they now?

This is our ever popular 'class notes' section. If you'd like your update to be included, email alumni@stir.ac.uk and we'll do our best to post it.


Dr Eric Cambria, PhD 2012
I have been invited to give a tutorial on sentic computing (my thesis topic) to three international conferences this year, namely the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, World Wide Web Conference, and IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet.

June Adams, BSc Professional Practice 2012
My business, CherryTree Electrolysis has grown steadily since 2006 but its greatest and strongest growth has been since my graduation and completing the dermatology foundation module with Stirling. These have given me confidence and focus and I am now considering further modules or a Masters. This is my business atwww.CherryTreeElectrolysis.co.uk

Karthikeyan Kumar, MBA 2010
After my dissertation I started working for Jones Lang LaSalle, an international property consultancy firm. I’ve been there for the last two and a half years and I enjoy it very much and I’m well rewarded. Thank you very much Stirling and saving the best to last, Mr Frank Martin.


Sagar Kendre, MBA International Business 2006
I’ve been married to Aparna for the past four years and I’m a proud daddy to a baby boy born on 13 April 2013!

Keith White, class of 2001
I started at Stirling in 1999 and instantly fell in love with the community of students on campus. The things I learned on my course still resound strongly in my day to day role. When I left university I found my marketing career took me south until I ended up in Brighton working for small stag and hen do planning companies, The Stag Company and Hen Heaven.  I have evolved the companies into an all-encompassing events group, which organises group travel and corporate events. The Eventa Group was recognised in the Virgin Fast Track Top 100 fastest growing UK companies for the second year running in 2012 and 2013. It was also the fastest growing events company in the whole of the UK for 2012 and 2013.

Dr Liza Morton, BSc Psychology 2000
I recently won the award of 'The Outstanding Young Person of the Year 2013' at the JCI Scotland Awards.


John Tembo, MBA 1993
I have been appointed Malawi Deputy High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

Graham Wood, BA (Hons) Philosophy 1992
I work at the Australian College of Physical Education (Sydney Olympic Park), lecturing in Professional Ethics, Leadership in Sports Business, and Research Methodology. 

Andrew Tait, BA Business Studies 1991
I am now married with two kids and living in Edinburgh. My weeks are spent travelling around the UK as Sales & Marketing Director for Bibby Financial Services. It would be good to hear from old buddies from our student days.

Libby (Elizabeth) Morris, BA (Hons) Marketing & French 1991
I moved to San Francisco, California and am working in Marketing Strategy for a biotech firm, Genentech.

Birgit Kempfle, Visiting Student 1990
I still love my job at a grammar school near Munich. Since 2012 I have been involved in the Alumni Ambassador Programme, so if you come to Munich and are looking for a travel guide, feel free to ask stirlingalumnigermany@googlemail.com


Hamish Hamilton, BA (Hons) Accountancy 1989
I was honoured by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts at its Craft Awards. I’ve been responsible for directing Madonna and Beyonce’s half-time performances at the 2012 and 2013 Super Bowls, the 2010 Academy Awards and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics. I’m absolutely thrilled and it’s great to be recognised for work that surrounds me with so many talented friends.

Kate Mollinson, BA (Hons) Economics 1981I spent the 1980s and 1990s working in advertising. I was lucky to be able to travel widely to some exotic and interesting places including Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok and Sydney. When I was 40, I retrained as a psychotherapist, and went back to study at Strathclyde University. Since then I have been living and working in Glasgow, where I live with my partner, and our eight year old daughter. I run my own counselling and coaching business at www.resilient-mindset.com

Peter Jeffries, MSc Aquatic Veterinary Studies 1981
I was appointed Chief Executive Officer of GALVmed in April this year. I’m a veterinarian and have worked in England before setting up a veterinary clinic in Zambia. I’ve more than 30 years’ experience in the animal health sector and have held management roles in regional marketing, global marketing and business development in Zambia, Kenya, France and the United States.


Peter Lloyd, BA Accountancy/Business/Economics 1976
Following a career in local government finance, I retired to Malta with my wife and golden Labrador, Rory. I am busy setting up Malta Microfinance (based on the Grameen Bank) to give small loans to the poor, targeting women and migrants.

Joe Coten, BA English & French 1976
I’m now living in south west France between Bordeaux and Toulouse and commuting to London for financial consultancy business. I’m married to Nina and we were blessed with Alice Rose in 2011, who keeps us young...and on our toes!

Paul Martin, BA General 1973
I left UK legal work far behind four years ago. I can now be messaged through Twitter on Yorkiepjm, where all contact is welcomed.

Looking to get in contact

The following alumni are not in contact with the University so we were unable to put University friends back in touch.

Pete Smith, MSc Environmental Science 2001 would like to get in touch with Matthew Cross, BA (Hons) Religious Studies 2003.

Chris Baker, BA DipEd English & Education 1997 would like to get in touch with Darren Coleman, BA (Hons) Economics & German 1997.

Hon Man (Ricky) Leung, MSc Technological Economics 1986 is looking for Astril Fitrie, MSc Technological Economics 1986.

Heather Hyams (nee McKinney), BA DipEd English & German 1977 is looking for Morag Sim, BA German 1975.

If you know where any of these people are, email alumni@stir.ac.uk and we'll put them back in touch.


The University regrets to announce the following deaths, and offers its condolences to family and friends.

Private Robert Murray Hetherington, BSc Environmental Geography 2010

Laura Mackay, BA (Hons) Professional Education (Secondary) 2010

Martin Rossi, BA Sports Studies 2009

Robert McCall, Cert TQFE 2004

Gillian Wallace, Diploma Social Work Studies 1999

Kelly Mullan, BA Film & Media Studies 1998

Professor Donald Harris, DUniv 1998

Professor Peter Walker, DUniv 1987

Professor John Cairney, BSc (Hons) Biology 1983

Scott Boliver, Visiting Student 1983

Professor Chinua Achebe, DUniv 1974

Professor James Muir, former member of staff

Professor James Trainer, retired member of staff 

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