Are you sometimes guilty of saying ‘Go ask your Dad, he’s better at maths than me’, when your daughter or son comes to you and asks for help with their maths homework? I am. By doing this we are saying to our daughters and sons that women are not good at maths. And that’s just … More Girls and STEM: let’s ban the phrase ‘I suck at maths’
Women in science have shaped so much of our world today, from Marie Curie’s contributions in the field of radioactivity to Rosalind Franklin’s work on X-ray diffraction images of DNA. The recent appointment of Professor Anne Kelso as CEO at NHMRC further highlights the critical role women play in science, medicine and research. I have … More What Women in Science Really Need?