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
Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea, a leading scientist and advocate for greater diversity and equity for women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine), has been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Dr Evans-Galea has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for significant service to … More Queen’s Birthday Honours for Leading Scientist, Women in STEMM Advocate and Entrepreneur
Dream. Do. Role models. Self-confidence. Share. I love science and at a young age I’ve always dreamed to go behind the scenes of the life of a researcher. It wasn’t until I was given a great opportunity to join a one-year work experience program at either an academic or private institute, which was offered during … More A post-doctoral scientist’s 5-step guide for emerging women scientists
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)
So you want to be a world-famous scientist? Here are five tips based on success stories of the past but designed for ambitious young women of today… In 1909, the Australian suffragist Muriel Matters hit headlines around the world when she flew over London in a dirigible, showering the crowds below her with thousands of … More Advice for today from yesterday’s leaders
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