STEMM Profile: Dr Alysha De Livera | Data Scientist | School of Population & Global Health | The University of Melbourne | Melbourne | VIC

“My entrance to statistics was accidental, and happened when I attended statistics lectures at the university to take notes on behalf of another student who could not make it to the lectures. Since then, in all my academic work, I enthusiastically majored in statistics” Dr Alysha De Livera is an academic biostatistician/bioinformatician/data scientist at the … More STEMM Profile: Dr Alysha De Livera | Data Scientist | School of Population & Global Health | The University of Melbourne | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Dr Nikki Sims-Chilton | Principal Policy Officer | Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist | Queensland Government | Brisbane | QLD

“Network, network, network! Don’t underestimate the value in talking to people and sharing and receiving insights, connections and advice” Dr Nikki Sims-Chilton is currently a Principal Project Officer in the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist, Queensland Government, where she actively manages the Queensland Chief Scientist’s Engaging Queenslanders in Science strategy with the aim of … More STEMM Profile: Dr Nikki Sims-Chilton | Principal Policy Officer | Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist | Queensland Government | Brisbane | QLD

STEMM Profile: Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran | Co-Group Leader | Functional Materials and Microsystems Research | RMIT University | Melbourne | VIC

“What gives me happiness is that I have managed to do many things beyond research in my career so far – this includes mentoring …, holding leadership positions … as well as contributing to the gender diversity space …” Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran co-leads the Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group at RMIT University. She is also the Associate … More STEMM Profile: Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran | Co-Group Leader | Functional Materials and Microsystems Research | RMIT University | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM PROFILE: Dr Kaye Morgan BE BSc PhD | Engineer and Researcher | School of Physics | Monash University | Melbourne | VIC

Dr Kaye Morgan [Image: Steve Morton, Monash University] “… we can all stand up against gender stereotypes, give equal voice to both genders, take equal responsibility for unpaid work in the home and ask for flexible work arrangements” Dr Kaye Morgan is a Victorian Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Physics at Monash University, … More STEMM PROFILE: Dr Kaye Morgan BE BSc PhD | Engineer and Researcher | School of Physics | Monash University | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM PROFILE: Dr Raelene Endersby | Brainchild Fellow | Co-Head, Brain Tumour Research | Telethon Kids Institute | Perth | WA

“… ask the big questions, and design as-near-to-perfect experiments as possible” Dr Raelene Endersby co-leads the Brain Tumour Research Program at the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, WA. Raelene was awarded her PhD in 2003 from the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research (formerly the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research) and undertook postdoctoral training … More STEMM PROFILE: Dr Raelene Endersby | Brainchild Fellow | Co-Head, Brain Tumour Research | Telethon Kids Institute | Perth | WA

STEMM PROFILE: Professor Linda Lua | Director, UQ Protein Expression Facility | University of Queensland | Brisbane | QLD

“If a leader genuinely has the best interest in growing and developing others into future leaders, and cares for them and not just what they can do, people will do more than what you ask” Professor Linda Lua is the Founding Director of the UQ Protein Expression Facility at the University of Queensland (UQ). Linda … More STEMM PROFILE: Professor Linda Lua | Director, UQ Protein Expression Facility | University of Queensland | Brisbane | QLD

STEMM PROFILE: Wendy Carroll, MBA BE BCom | Cluster Champion – Health Precincts | Jobs for NSW | NSW Department of Industry | Sydney | NSW

“Build your networks of collaborators and confidantes from the word start. The most successful people realise that they can’t do it all on their own” Wendy Carroll has Bachelor degrees in engineering (BE) and commerce (BCom) and a Masters in business administration (MBA). Wendy possesses over 13 years’ experience in commercial and innovation leadership roles … More STEMM PROFILE: Wendy Carroll, MBA BE BCom | Cluster Champion – Health Precincts | Jobs for NSW | NSW Department of Industry | Sydney | NSW

STEMM Profile: Dr Johanna Speirs | Senior Climate Scientist | Snowy Hydro Ltd | Sydney | NSW

“A supportive working culture should allow parents to take breaks without penalising their career advancement… I’m proud I’ve been able to help shape my workplace’s parental leave package to encourage greater gender equality. Having flexible and generous leave entitlements available for both parents can help minimise the impact of parenting exclusively on women’s careers” Dr … More STEMM Profile: Dr Johanna Speirs | Senior Climate Scientist | Snowy Hydro Ltd | Sydney | NSW

STEMM Profile: Associate Professor Susan Rowland | Teaching-focused Academic | School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences | Associate Dean Academic (Future Students and Employability) | Faculty of Science | The University of Queensland | Brisbane | QLD

“…I ask people for help or input by approaching them, introducing the issue, and then saying ‘I would value your opinion’. This has changed my life” Associate Professor Susan Rowland completed a BSc Hons and PhD in biochemistry at The University of Sydney, Australia, and a Human Frontiers in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University … More STEMM Profile: Associate Professor Susan Rowland | Teaching-focused Academic | School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences | Associate Dean Academic (Future Students and Employability) | Faculty of Science | The University of Queensland | Brisbane | QLD

STEMM Profile: Dr Rebecca Koss | Science Writer | Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria | Melbourne | VIC

“Having mentors at each stage, and across various roles, of my career has facilitated my success” Dr Rebecca Koss has more than 17 years’ international, national and statewide experience in environmental and conservation policy and strategy. Rebecca is currently a Science Writer at the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability. She is currently writing … More STEMM Profile: Dr Rebecca Koss | Science Writer | Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Professor Frances Separovic FAA | Deputy Director BIO21 Institute | Chair of Chemistry | University of Melbourne | Melbourne | VIC

“Perhaps I would not have dropped out of university at 18 if I had a mentor and life would have been easier. Nevertheless, a career in science has been a wonderful joyride” Professor Frances Separovic is a Biophysical Chemist and Deputy Director of the Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia. Frances grew up in Broken … More STEMM Profile: Professor Frances Separovic FAA | Deputy Director BIO21 Institute | Chair of Chemistry | University of Melbourne | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM PROFILE: Dr Li-Ann Leow, PhD | Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience | University of Queensland | Brisbane | QLD

“…you can always surprise yourself with how strong you are” Dr Li-Ann Leow is a post-doctoral research fellow in the field of cognitive neuroscience at the Centre for Sensorimotor Performance, at the University of Queensland, with expertise in motor control, motor learning and the dopaminergic reward system. Before working at UQ, she relocated from the University of Western … More STEMM PROFILE: Dr Li-Ann Leow, PhD | Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience | University of Queensland | Brisbane | QLD

STEMM PROFILE: Associate Professor Sally Male | Engineer and Researcher | University of Western Australia | Perth | WA

“I do not have a mentor because, within the masculine culture of engineering, subconscious bias pervades all women and men.  I do not trust even myself to avoid gendered assumptions” I am a mother of two wonderful sons. Born in Western Australia, I completed most of primary school in the South-West coal-mining town of Collie, … More STEMM PROFILE: Associate Professor Sally Male | Engineer and Researcher | University of Western Australia | Perth | WA

STEMM PROFILE: Professor Fabienne Mackay, PhD | Head of Biomedical Sciences | University of Melbourne | Melbourne | VIC

“So many large research grants awarded to teams that have not included a single woman as an investigator. Insisting on the inclusion of women as investigators, as part of the eligibility criteria would force future applicants to pay attention to the female talents around them” Professor Fabienne Mackay is an immunologist who obtained her PhD … More STEMM PROFILE: Professor Fabienne Mackay, PhD | Head of Biomedical Sciences | University of Melbourne | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM PROFILE: Dr Laura McCaughey | Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow | University Technology Sydney | Sydney | NSW

“‘Be the change you want to see’. We are the future of science and we have the ability to change the culture and equality in our workplace by our actions.” Dr Laura McCaughey is a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow working at the ithree institute (infection, immunology and innovation) at the University of Technology, … More STEMM PROFILE: Dr Laura McCaughey | Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow | University Technology Sydney | Sydney | NSW