STEMM Profile: Rubaiyea Farrukee | Roche Postdoctoral Fellow | University of Melbourne | Melbourne | VIC

“In academia the ‘publish or perish’ mentality means that any career break can lead to a gap in publishing, which ends up having long term detrimental effect on a women’s ‘track record’. Personally, this challenge is deterring me from having children of my own as I am wary of the impact on my career” I … More STEMM Profile: Rubaiyea Farrukee | Roche Postdoctoral Fellow | University of Melbourne | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Priya Rani | Sessional Academic | RMIT University | Melbourne | VIC

“Continued learning helps me to understand and appreciate things and people around me. It helps in changing the perceptions and discovering new ways of relating to people from different cultural backgrounds” Dr Priya Rani is currently working as a sessional academic staff at RMIT University. She is also professionally associated with Institute of Electrical and … More STEMM Profile: Priya Rani | Sessional Academic | RMIT University | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Kathryn Burdon | Professor & Professorial Research Fellow | Menzies Institute for Medical Research | University of Tasmania | Hobart | TAS

“If you’re passionate about something or it makes you happy, find a way to do it, regardless of how other people might categorise it, or you” Professor Kathryn Burdon is a Principal Research Fellow at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania. Her research aims to identify genetic causes of blindness and visual … More STEMM Profile: Kathryn Burdon | Professor & Professorial Research Fellow | Menzies Institute for Medical Research | University of Tasmania | Hobart | TAS

STEMM Profile: Steph Lamont-Friedrich | Gi3, Head of Life Sciences/Biomed for SA, R&D Tax | Deloitte Australia | Adelaide | SA

“Women just starting out need to know that majority of us don’t know exactly where we want to end up. It is absolutely more than okay to try and fail a million times, as long as you’re still moving forward and still trying. Trust yourself and think about what you want your future to look … More STEMM Profile: Steph Lamont-Friedrich | Gi3, Head of Life Sciences/Biomed for SA, R&D Tax | Deloitte Australia | Adelaide | SA

STEMM Profile: Amal Mohamed Dameer | Medical Doctor & PhD Student | RMIT University | Melbourne | VIC

“To every opportunity – give everything a go and see how all your personal attributes and talents can be used to make you a well-rounded scientist” Amal Mohamed Dameer is a medical doctor and also a third year PhD candidate at RMIT University. She has a passion for combining medicine and science to uncover new … More STEMM Profile: Amal Mohamed Dameer | Medical Doctor & PhD Student | RMIT University | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Helen Forster | Regional Director of Projects | Jacobs | Dubai | United Arab Emirates

“I work in Dubai and we have over 60 nationalities in our company, the cultural and language diversity means I pay attention to really understand what people are trying to say – and words may have different meaning depending where you are from, so I try not to assume and always check” Helen Forster is … More STEMM Profile: Helen Forster | Regional Director of Projects | Jacobs | Dubai | United Arab Emirates

STEMM Profile: Anjaleena Anthony | Applications Specialist | Territory Manager | Promega Corporation | Melbourne | VIC

“The biggest barrier I faced was culture shock when I came to Australia from my country, India. This impacted me a lot especially on the career front as I hesitated to initially interact with people” Dr Anjaleena Anthony is an Applications Specialist at Promega Corporation. Anjaleena describes herself as a passionate scientist with an ambition … More STEMM Profile: Anjaleena Anthony | Applications Specialist | Territory Manager | Promega Corporation | Melbourne | VIC

STEMM Profile: Daniella Conser | Earth Science Student | Monash University | Melbourne | Victoria

“Having a scientific background will provide a strong skill set and expertise to critically approach and solve threats to our earth in the future” Daniella Conser is an Earth Science student currently completing her degree at Monash University. She has a passion for science and encouraging young women in STEMM. With a love for the … More STEMM Profile: Daniella Conser | Earth Science Student | Monash University | Melbourne | Victoria

STEMM Profile: Ramona Chauhan | PhD Student | School of Education | Curtin University | Perth | WA

“Being independent is the most important personality trait which has kept me motivated to work in a professional world” Ramona Chauhan is a PhD student from the School of Education, Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. She is in the second year of her PhD degree and is working broadly on “STEM with disability” area … More STEMM Profile: Ramona Chauhan | PhD Student | School of Education | Curtin University | Perth | WA

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