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

STEMM Profile: Nicky Eshtiaghi | Associate Professor in Engineering | RMIT University | Melbourne | VIC

“Never give up, make the most of what you’ve got and tough it out when facing difficulties” Dr Nicky Eshtiaghi is an Associate Professor in the Chemical Engineering discipline at RMIT University. She is the leader of the Sludge Rheology group and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers since 2010 with an h-index of … More STEMM Profile: Nicky Eshtiaghi | Associate Professor in Engineering | RMIT University | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Nastaran Mazloumi | Fisheries scientist | Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences | Australian Government | Canberra | ACT

“…it is not easy to change things at high levels unless we prepare ourselves for a cultural revolution and already accept its consequences. For example, we need to increase awareness about the importance of accepting the cultural diversity” Nastaran Mazloumi is a Fisheries scientist with a multidisciplinary skills in marine science and fisheries. She has … More STEMM Profile: Nastaran Mazloumi | Fisheries scientist | Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences | Australian Government | Canberra | ACT

STEMM Profile: Charles Gray | PhD Student, Choose Maths Ambassador | La Trobe University | Melbourne | VIC

Charles Gray is a Mathbassador with the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, statistical data scientist, and classically-trained pianist. She changed her name because it felt like no-one believed, as a girl, she could play rhythm-section jazz. Charles is a PhD student in mathematics at La Trobe University (supervised by Associate Professor Luke Prendergast and Dr Agus Salim). … More STEMM Profile: Charles Gray | PhD Student, Choose Maths Ambassador | La Trobe University | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Dr Shokoufeh Malekjani | Engineer and Entrepreneur | Diverse Village | USA

Dr Shokoufeh Malekjani is a metallurgical engineer and founder of Diverse Village. Shokoufeh completed her BSc and MSc in Iran majoring in metallurgy before moving to Australia to do a PhD and postdoctoral fellowship. It was through her journey in a white male-dominated environment where she discovered the faulty infrastructure being unable to fit in people who … More STEMM Profile: Dr Shokoufeh Malekjani | Engineer and Entrepreneur | Diverse Village | USA

STEMM Profile: Dr Emma Burrows | NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow | Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health | Melbourne | VIC

Dr Emma Burrows is a NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow and leads a research program aiming to understand the neurobiology underlying cognitive disorders, at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Emma’s research utilises animal models to investigate how genes and environment interact to produce phenotypic changes relevant to autism spectrum disorder. Her goal is to … More STEMM Profile: Dr Emma Burrows | NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow | Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Dr Maia Sauren | Business Analyst, Iteration Manager, Agile Coach | Thoughtworks | Melbourne | VIC

Dr Maia Sauren is often preoccupied with science education, diversity in technical fields, open information, and how emerging software interacts with science and biotechnology. Maia was co-chair of Open Knowledge Australia, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping individuals and organisations share data, information and resources. She has been heavily involved in forming the Open Knowledge community … More STEMM Profile: Dr Maia Sauren | Business Analyst, Iteration Manager, Agile Coach | Thoughtworks | Melbourne | VIC