Board of Directors

Women in STEMM Australia is operated by a Board of Directors. The two co-founders co-chair the Board. The Board of Directors meets three times each year.


Michelle Gallaher is CEO of Opyl and co-founder & co-chair of Women in STEMM Australia.

LinkedIn: Ms Michelle Gallaher 

Twitter: @StartupShelley @womensciaust @OpylAI


Dr Madhu Bhaskaran, RMIT University.Professor Madhu Bhaskaran is an Engineer and co-Group Leader at RMIT University. She is also the Associate Dean for Higher Degrees by Research at RMIT’s School of Engineering.

LinkedIn: Madhu Bhaskaran

Twitter: @madhu_bhaskaran

Sarah Chapman cropSarah Chapman is Head of Department at the Department of Education and Training (Queensland) and a member of Chief Executive Women.

LinkedIn: Sarah Chapman

Twitter: @chapmansar

Morley Muse is an Engineer and PhD student at Victoria University. Her expertise and background are in generating sustainable energy forms with keen interest in biofuel energy generation.

LinkedIn: Morley Muse


Dr Annabella Newton, Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick.Dr Annabella Newton is a Patent Attorney in Chemistry and Life Sciences with Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick.

LinkedIn: Annabella Newton

Twitter: @bellatronic

maia healthhack croppedDr Maia Sauren is a Business Analyst, Iteration Manager and Agile Coach for ThoughtWorks, an international software consultancy.

LinkedIn: Maia Sauren

Twitter: @sauramaia

Gala Camacho is a programmer and mathematician, passionate about education, technology, and women’s issues. She currently works at Neighbourlytics.

LinkedIn: Gala Camacho

Twitter: @GalaCF

Dr Justin Bourke is a Research Fellow in Synthetic Biosystems at St Vincent’s Hospital and Melbourne University is within the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science.

LinkedIn: Justin Bourke

Twitter: @DrJustinBourke

Núria Saladié is Engagement Manager at Biomedical Research Victoria (BioMedVic), where she ensures member engagement, delivers timely communications to relevant stakeholders and organises events related to key projects of BioMedVic.

LinkedIn: Núria Saladié

Twitter: @Nuria_SE @womensciaust

emmaDr Emma Burrows is a NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

LinkedIn: Emma Burrows

Twitter: @embws

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