STEMM Profile: Ilaria Pagani | Research Fellow | South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute | Adelaide | South Australia

“… do not give up when times are hard but have your career goals always visible in front of you. You need a strategic plan for your career. Be ambitious, confident and trust in yourself, but with the ability to listen to your more experienced colleagues” Dr Ilaria Pagani is a Beat Cancer Project Mid-Career … More STEMM Profile: Ilaria Pagani | Research Fellow | South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute | Adelaide | South Australia

STEMM Profile: Dr Ropafadzo Moyo | PhD Geography and Planning; MSc Zoology; BSc Hons Marine Biology | Sydney | NSW

“The biggest challenge faced by women in the STEMM sector is stereotypes. People will tell you that you cannot perform or succeed in certain fields as well as the men. Sometimes, those stereotypes go beyond gender particularly for women from minority groups” Dr Ropafadzo Kelebuhile Moyo is a passionate environmental professional with a background in … More STEMM Profile: Dr Ropafadzo Moyo | PhD Geography and Planning; MSc Zoology; BSc Hons Marine Biology | Sydney | NSW

STEMM Profile: Bhavika Unnadkat | Head of Data | Momentum Energy | Melbourne | Victoria

“Communication skills are crucial. I regularly use active listening when communicating with others, ensuring I fully understand their perspective” Bhavika Unnadkat believes that data can be used to make the world a better place. She is an Information Management professional with fifteen years’ experience in complex information environments spanning the full spectrum of structured data … More STEMM Profile: Bhavika Unnadkat | Head of Data | Momentum Energy | Melbourne | Victoria

STEMM Profile: Dr Jenni Harrison | Director of Strategic Projects & Engagement | Pawsey Supercomputing Centre | Perth | Western Australia

“It’s the power of persuasion – men have an enormous role in advocating, supporting and championing women in STEMM, since those in senior positions, such as Executive Directors, have the creditability, opportunity and often the resources to change minds and influence others” Dr Jenni Harrison is a passionate leader in technology and positive role model. A … More STEMM Profile: Dr Jenni Harrison | Director of Strategic Projects & Engagement | Pawsey Supercomputing Centre | Perth | Western Australia

STEMM Profile: Dr Sonia Shah | NHMRC Early Career Fellow | Institute of Molecular Biosciences | University of Queensland | Brisbane | QLD

“Working in academic research does require you to build up resilience to failure and criticism, and having a growth mindset can help to learn from these setbacks and push on” Dr Sonia Shah is a researcher based at the Institute of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Queensland. Dr Shah’s research uses statistical approaches on … More STEMM Profile: Dr Sonia Shah | NHMRC Early Career Fellow | Institute of Molecular Biosciences | University of Queensland | Brisbane | QLD

STEMM Profile: Achini Herath | PhD Student | Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology | Swinburne University of Technology | Melbourne | Victoria

“I always loved science and always wanted to become a scientist. I think that inspiration came from my parents. So, with their guidance now, I have chosen agricultural biotechnology and I’m really enjoying it” I am Achini Herath, a PhD scholar in the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology at Swinburne University of Technology. My research … More STEMM Profile: Achini Herath | PhD Student | Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology | Swinburne University of Technology | Melbourne | Victoria

STEMM Profile: Dilini Rajapaksha | PhD Research Student | Machine Learning Group | Monash University | Melbourne | VIC

“My father always tells me, you should work not just for the family, not just for the village, not just for the country, you are here to work for the world. Do not act as a frog who is inside the well. Get out of the frame. You need to go to the world. See … More STEMM Profile: Dilini Rajapaksha | PhD Research Student | Machine Learning Group | Monash University | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Carolina Gubert | Postdoctoral Fellow & Research Officer | Neural Plasticity Laboratory | The Florey Insitute of Neuroscience & Mental Health | Melbourne | VIC

“I certainly would stay in research forever, that’s my passion. I basically need what all of us need: funding, a more stable situation with better job security, potentially even a permanent position!” Dr Carolina Gubert is a postdoctoral fellow and Research Officer at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia. Carolina completed … More STEMM Profile: Carolina Gubert | Postdoctoral Fellow & Research Officer | Neural Plasticity Laboratory | The Florey Insitute of Neuroscience & Mental Health | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Sidra Waheed | Chemical Scientist | ARC Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials | The University of Tasmania | Hobart | TAS

“Imposter syndrome is real, and it really hits hard and it can stop you achieving your best. When I experience this, I usually surround myself with the people who believe in me, who have faith in me and this motivates me – I can do it!” Dr Sidra Waheed was born in regional Attock, Pakistan … More STEMM Profile: Sidra Waheed | Chemical Scientist | ARC Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials | The University of Tasmania | Hobart | TAS

STEMM Profile: Jocelyne Mulangala | PhD Student | South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute | University of Adelaide | Adelaide | South Australia

“If you’re at the beginning of your STEMM journey, my advice is be to open to new opportunities and network! … Remember that growth only happens outside your comfort zone, so don’t be afraid to try. You are more capable than your think!” Jocelyne Mulangala is a final year PhD student at the University of … More STEMM Profile: Jocelyne Mulangala | PhD Student | South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute | University of Adelaide | Adelaide | South Australia