STEMM Profile: Lucy Buxton | Industry Engagement Manager | Climate Change Cluster | University of Technology Sydney | Sydney | NSW

“Sometimes we can get lost in the minutiae and I have always found it helpful, no matter what role I’ve been in – research or professional, to be able to see how the work that we do translates into the wider community and creates positive impact” Dr Lucy Buxton has a PhD in marine biology … More STEMM Profile: Lucy Buxton | Industry Engagement Manager | Climate Change Cluster | University of Technology Sydney | Sydney | NSW

STEMM Profile: Kathy Nicholson | Chief Operating Officer | Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics | Adelaide | SA

“We need to learn to trust individuals to balance their own lives, and not mandate 20th Century work rules on the 21st century work force” High quality scientific research is crucial for the continued growth of a strong, healthy and sustainable communities. As Chief Operating Officer for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics … More STEMM Profile: Kathy Nicholson | Chief Operating Officer | Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics | Adelaide | SA

STEMM Profile: Lisa Devereaux | Business Development Manager | Luina Bio | Brisbane | QLD

“I always welcome constructive feedback and where there are have been gaps in my skills, I look at how I can address them through mentoring, courses, study but keep a positive mindset on my strengths to keep motivated for the next opportunity” Lisa Devereaux is a Business Development Manager at Luina Bio Pty Ltd and … More STEMM Profile: Lisa Devereaux | Business Development Manager | Luina Bio | Brisbane | QLD

STEMM Profile: Christine Burns | CEO & Co-founder | Women Authentic Leadership Training (WALT) Institute | Melbourne | VIC

“A work team is the same as a sports team – we have each other’s back no matter what, we share the tough times and we celebrate the good times. It’s about WE not me” Christine Burns was born in Manawatu, New Zealand and is the second daughter of Scottish parents. From being a shy … More STEMM Profile: Christine Burns | CEO & Co-founder | Women Authentic Leadership Training (WALT) Institute | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Rose Goodman | Senior Chemist | LabWest Minerals | Perth | WA

“…expect the unexpected because you do not know what or why someone is going to do. Have contingency plans for the worst scenario but always expect the best scenario” I have two daughters, Hannah (20) is in her final semester of her human bio, preclinical undergraduate BSc at Curtin university, and Jenna (17) in year … More STEMM Profile: Rose Goodman | Senior Chemist | LabWest Minerals | Perth | WA

STEMM Profile: Núria Saladié | Engagement Manager | Biomedical Research Victoria | Melbourne | VIC

“I was passionate about literature and languages but I also loved biology and environmental sciences. When it was time to think about … university … I searched for ways of bringing them together and finally it clicked: science communication. It worked!” Núria Saladié is a science communicator with wide engagement and project management experience across … More STEMM Profile: Núria Saladié | Engagement Manager | Biomedical Research Victoria | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Juliette Major | Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Coordinator | St Clare’s College | Canberra | ACT

“When someone pays you a compliment say thank you and accept it. Don’t put yourself down or denigrate your effort and work. You worked hard for where you are and it’s okay to acknowledge that. Stand up for yourself and your craft. You’re not an imposter” Juliette Major is the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) … More STEMM Profile: Juliette Major | Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Coordinator | St Clare’s College | Canberra | ACT

STEMM Profile: Associate Professor Sophia Nimphius | School of Medical and Health Sciences | Edith Cowan University | Perth | Western Australia

“I have always had a deep-seated desire to grow through learning which helped push through and past any barriers or challenges faced being a first-generation University graduate, of a CALD background and part of the LGBTQI+ community” Associate Professor Sophia Nimphius, PhD is a sport scientist, strength and conditioning coach, and educator in biomechanics and … More STEMM Profile: Associate Professor Sophia Nimphius | School of Medical and Health Sciences | Edith Cowan University | Perth | Western Australia

STEMM Profile: Dr Jacquiline Romero | ARC DECRA Fellow | Quantum Physics | The University of Queensland | Brisbane | Queensland

“I don’t take rejections as an attack to my person, I take them as opportunities to improve. My first four fellowship applications failed, I was successful the fifth time because I learned from the first four. So many aspects of life are like that!” Dr Jacquiline Romero was born and raised in Manila. She holds … More STEMM Profile: Dr Jacquiline Romero | ARC DECRA Fellow | Quantum Physics | The University of Queensland | Brisbane | Queensland

STEMM Profile: Professor Mel Ziman | Director, Melanoma Research Group | Edith Cowan University | Perth | Western Australia

“Inclusivity and trust are important leadership traits” Professor Mel Ziman’s professional career commenced in Australia in 1996, first at the University of Western Australia, then at Edith Cowan University (ECU), where she has focused on the development of blood based markers for the diagnosis and prognosis of melanoma. She founded the highly successful ECU Melanoma … More STEMM Profile: Professor Mel Ziman | Director, Melanoma Research Group | Edith Cowan University | Perth | Western Australia

STEMM Profile: Anisha Dhungana | Civil Engineer | Arup | Brisbane | QLD

“I am really inspired by the change in culture around images that are presented at posters and websites of STEMM industry and academic organisations, which nowadays depict a good ratio of women and men as STEMM professionals. This immediately feels more inviting to all genders” Anisha Dhungana is a Civil Engineer at Arup and is … More STEMM Profile: Anisha Dhungana | Civil Engineer | Arup | Brisbane | QLD

STEMM Profile: Prof. Sally-Ann Poulsen FRACI | Professor and Deputy Director (Acting) | Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) | Griffith University | Brisbane | QLD

[This is] “a career I did not foresee as a young girl attending a one-teacher, two-room, rural primary school of 17 students. There I learned the value of self-directed learning as well as pitching in to help others to achieve” Sally-Ann Poulsen is a Professor and the Deputy Director (acting) at the Griffith Institute for Drug … More STEMM Profile: Prof. Sally-Ann Poulsen FRACI | Professor and Deputy Director (Acting) | Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) | Griffith University | Brisbane | QLD

STEMM PROFILE: Dr Kristin Alford | BE Hons (Min Proc), PhD, MMgt (Strategic Foresight) | Director, MOD | University of South Australia | Adelaide | SA

“My PhD taught me to read widely and follow odd hunches, and the importance of relationships for making change” LinkedIn: Kristin Alford Twitter: @kristinalford     Dr Kristin Alford is the Director of the MOD, an immersive museum of discovery, a place to be and be inspired. Previously, Kristin has directed the Science Education Creativity … More STEMM PROFILE: Dr Kristin Alford | BE Hons (Min Proc), PhD, MMgt (Strategic Foresight) | Director, MOD | University of South Australia | Adelaide | SA

STEMM Profile: Danielle Spencer | Primary School Teacher, Science Coach | Mitchelton State School | Mitchelton | QLD

“It was my love of science that allowed me to grow as a teacher. My favourite childhood game was playing science. My first chemistry set ended up with me in an eye patch for some weeks” After a long and extensive career in paediatric nursing, I took a gamble and followed a childhood dream to … More STEMM Profile: Danielle Spencer | Primary School Teacher, Science Coach | Mitchelton State School | Mitchelton | QLD

STEMM Profile: Dr Leonie Walsh FTSE | Board Chair, Consultant, Mentor | Director and Founder | Productive Management Solutions | Melbourne | Victoria

“As a country we need to do a better job of attracting women into science careers and allowing the scientific talent we have to reach their full potential” Dr Leonie Walsh FTSE is a respected leader and expert practitioner of industrial technology development and commercialisation, with a career evolving from large multi-national corporations across diverse … More STEMM Profile: Dr Leonie Walsh FTSE | Board Chair, Consultant, Mentor | Director and Founder | Productive Management Solutions | Melbourne | Victoria

STEMM Profile: Dr Krystina Mossop | Writer, editor, and academic consultant | Mind Your Way | Bellarine Peninsula | Victoria

“It’s okay, and normal, to make mistakes. No, really: you don’t have to get it right first go. And ask for help!” Inspired by the potential of a more equitable STEAMM (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths, medicine) environments, Dr Krys Mossop is a communications consultant with interests in science, gender, race, intersectionality, and academia. With a … More STEMM Profile: Dr Krystina Mossop | Writer, editor, and academic consultant | Mind Your Way | Bellarine Peninsula | Victoria

STEMM Profile: Anna Paradowska | Industrial Liaison Manager | Senior Instrument Scientist | Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering | ANSTO | Lucas Heights | NSW

“You learn faster, and more, from your failures – so don’t treat them as failures, treat them as lessons!” Dr Anna Paradowska works a scientist but by heart and education she is an engineer. She has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Monash University (2008) and a MSc degree in Materials Science Engineering from Wroclaw … More STEMM Profile: Anna Paradowska | Industrial Liaison Manager | Senior Instrument Scientist | Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering | ANSTO | Lucas Heights | NSW

STEMM Profile: Elizabeth Thomas | PhD Student | Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) | Monash University | Melbourne | VIC

“Having a young family now, I am even more determined to succeed to provide my daughter the best life and to be an inspiration for her as she grows older” Elizabeth Thomas is a third year PhD student at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc). She completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (First Class … More STEMM Profile: Elizabeth Thomas | PhD Student | Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) | Monash University | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Professor Julie Bernhardt AM | Head, Stroke Division | NHMRC Principal Research Fellow | Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health | Melbourne | VIC

“The possibility of improvement in the human condition inspires me every day. I want to be part of that, I want to find new ways of doing things, new ways of thinking that will lead to improvements in health care and outcomes for survivors, and improvements in how we conduct science” Professor Julie Bernhardt AM … More STEMM Profile: Professor Julie Bernhardt AM | Head, Stroke Division | NHMRC Principal Research Fellow | Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Ann Nicholson | Professor of Data Science and AI | Deputy Dean (Research) | Faculty of Information Technology | Monash University | Melbourne | VIC

“Passion for your area is crucial – you must love what you do” Professor Ann Nicholson is the Deputy Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Information Technology. After completing her BSc (Hons) and MSc in Computer Science at the University of Melbourne, in 1988 Prof Nicholson was awarded a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford, where she  did her doctorate … More STEMM Profile: Ann Nicholson | Professor of Data Science and AI | Deputy Dean (Research) | Faculty of Information Technology | Monash University | Melbourne | VIC