Sussex People

Our alumni, staff and students are pushing boundaries, exploring new ideas and standing up for what they believe in. Read some of their stories below.

Alumni news

Sussex alumni all over the world have been active in starting new projects, making an impact at local and national levels, achieving career milestones and gaining recognition. Here is a snapshot of some of their news. 

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Young, gifted and black

Michael Fuller (AFRAS 1978) joined Kent Police as the UK’s first black Chief Constable in 2005 after nearly 30 years tackling violent crime and racism in London. Now a criminal justice consultant advising the Home Office on race issues, he reflects on growing up in care, the education Sussex gave him and the racism he experienced throughout his career.

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Let's talk about death

Meet Louise Harman (Literature and Philosophy 2020) who has set up Louise on Death, a movement and enterprise that aims to encourage curiosity over recovery and open conversation about death. 

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Genetic disposition

From years spent developing a test for tuberculosis in Africa to inventing a rapid PCR testing machine for SARS CoV-2, Jonathan O’Halloran (BIOLS 1994) is passionate about creating diagnostics that work anywhere in the world and supporting the next generation of biotech entrepreneurs.

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Alumni library

A selection of books, broadcasts and podcasts written and produced by alumni, staff and students in the past year.

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