Board of Directors

Women in STEMM Australia is operated by a Board of Directors. The two co-founders co-chair the Board. Four Directors must stand for re-election every second year. An Executive of the Board comprises the two Co-Chairs, Secretary and Treasurer. The Board of Directors meets three times each year.


Ms Michelle Gallaher is Co-Founder and Director of the The Social Science and Co-Founder, Creative Director and Media Liaison of Women in STEMM Australia.

LinkedIn: Ms Michelle Gallaher 

Twitter: @StartupShelley @womensciaust


Dr Madhu Bhaskaran, RMIT University.Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran is an Engineer and co-Group Leader at RMIT University. She is also Board Liaison for Women in STEMM Australia.

LinkedIn: Madhu Bhaskaran

Twitter: @madhu_bhaskaran

Sarah Chapman cropMs Sarah Chapman is Head of Department at the Department of Education and Training (Queensland) and a Board member with Women in STEMM Australia and CEW.

LinkedIn: Sarah Chapman

Twitter: @chapmansar

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


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

sally maleDr Sally Male is an Engineer and researcher at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Twitter: @sally_male

LinkedIn: Sally Male

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


Charles Gray_profileCharles Gray is a Mathbassador with the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, statistical data scientist, and classically-trained pianist. She is the Student Affiliate with Women in STEMM Australia.

LinkedIn: Charles Gray

Twitter: @cantabile

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