There are few career changes as great as that from science to law – Professor Dianne Nicol has not only made the transition, but discovered a new passion and drive. I started my research career as a cell biologist, examining the development of the nervous system in simple organisms. This was at a time when … More From Science to Law: Discovering New Drive
One key message that newly elected Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley wants us all to remember: there needs to be a changing dialogue to facilitate collaborations across our sector, enabling the passing of batons between science, industry and government to better support translation. Science Meets Parliament – An Overview Science Meets Parliament is an annual … More Science Meets Parliament 2021: Passing the Research Baton More Effectively
In celebration of the International Day of People with Disability, disability advocate Hannah Diviney writes about how we can all practice allyship at work. There’s no denying that 2020 has been a strange and unsettling year for all of us. We’ve had to face a seemingly never-ending torrent of challenges that have made ‘outside the … More Want To Know How To Make Your Work Environment More Accessible & Inclusive? Then Read This:
Four outstanding Queensland women have been awarded almost $200,000 by the Children’s Hospital Foundation to help work wonders in the field of paediatric research. The Mary McConnel grant program, first launched on International Women’s Day in 2018, aims to support women researchers to increase delivery and dissemination of research, thereby boosting the researcher’s track record … More Grants put women at the forefront of paediatric health research
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?