Prior to my PhD, I worked for over nine years as a Civil and Transport Engineer in various workplaces such as construction sites, consulting companies, and government agencies in Iran. When I started my PhD, here in Australia, I never imagined that it would be even harder to be a woman researcher, particularly in the … More Thriving in the male-dominated logistics & freight transportation industry
Burnout is not a medical condition or an illness, yet it affects a large number of people in workforce. It is not uncommon for women with a myriad of roles and responsibilities across professional and personal spheres, to not recognise the early signs of burnout. In fact, it may happen that one experiences unusual symptoms … More Burnout – it’s real and here’s what you can do
This year, the Schools Theme for National Science Week is “Deep Blue: innovation for the future of our oceans” – in honour of the beautiful oceans lapping at our shores. This week’s post features Marine Biologist, Jodi Salmond, and she shared her love of conservation biology and citizen science, and answered a few of our … More How a love of the Deep Blue led to a brilliant career
Five tips to keep your work on track and your sanity intact! A career in science can be stressful. The pressures of finishing a PhD, starting your first post-doc or maintaining a laboratory can get on top of all of us. The pressures of life also compound these work anxieties and sometimes it all gets … More Have your stress levels been at an all time high?
We are in the midst of a pandemic that threatens to undo the progress made towards increased diversity in STEMM. Simultaneously, an avalanche of misinformation has spread more rapidly than the virus itself and has the potential to do just as much, if not more, harm. Accurate, accessible and engaging communication of science is more … More Be your own hero
Today the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and Science and Technology Australia released the Rapid Research Information Forum’s report on the impact of the SARS-CoV-2/Covid19 pandemic on women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Hon. Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, asked the RRIF: What impact is the COVID-19 … More What impact is COVID19 having on women in STEM?
I studied science at University because I was good at science and I liked it. Undergrad, Honours, PhD, Postdoc … I was following the traditional pathway to a successful research career because studying science was fun … until it stopped being fun. As a postdoc I realised that I loved thinking and learning about science, … More Life is like a box of chocolates
This article was first published by the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS), August 2019. **** This year’s IMNIS Programs launched with an outstanding series of events on Visionary Leadership. In Adelaide, the Visionary Leadership Keynote was presented on 30 July 2019 by esteemed Academy Fellow and leader in aerospace, Dr Dong Yang Wu FTSE. … More Visionary Leadership – excellence and collaboration
Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea, a leading scientist and advocate for greater diversity and equity for women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine), has been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Dr Evans-Galea has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for significant service to … More Queen’s Birthday Honours for Leading Scientist, Women in STEMM Advocate and Entrepreneur
May 12th this year is the inaugural International Women in Mathematics Day, and it honours the birthday of Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in Mathematics. Today’s blog celebrates this day and it is written by Professor of Mathematics, Jacqui Ramagge, who is also Head of the School of … More To maths or not to maths? That is the question