International mobility is regarded as a critical step in career progression for a successful researcher. I spent 10 years establishing a career, completing a PhD at University College London followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Edinburgh. I had a strong and diverse scientific network in the UK, Europe, and America, yet upon returning … More Once you’ve left can you really break back in?
I was speaking to my friend’s daughter aged 7 and she asked me, ‘What do you do? I replied I am a Scientist/Engineer. With so much surprise and disbelief, she said, ‘That’s not true and can’t be…’ Taken aback, I asked her ‘why are you so sure?’ Then in response she replied, ‘because most of … More Women in the rational world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
I was never a sciency kid. However, having an engineer as a dad, I was quite strongly pushed into science and math subjects from an early age. Actually, I wasn’t bad in science or math – I just didn’t enjoy it. Biology experiments were fun, but my whole life I’ve never been good at following recipes … More Becoming a Woman in STEMM
Gender pay equity in the industries of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is becoming an increasingly large issue as women call for more diversity in higher positions in the workplace. Recent statistics show that the industries of STEM are the highest earning set of industries in Australia, with the largest pay gap between the … More The importance of women in STEM
On December 9th 2017, I joined many other girls from schools across NSW, to depart from Sydney Airport to fly to Houston Texas. We were part of the Houston Association for Space and Science Education (HASSE) Senior Space Program, and arrived in Houston on the 10th of December to start classes for a week at … More HASSE inspires students into STEM