Event Details

Wednesday, 08 March 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Level 7 Auditorium
UQ Location:
Queensland Brain Institute (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Mrs Katherine Robbins
334 66412
Org. Unit:
Queensland Brain Institute

Event Description

Full Description:
There are many extraordinary women in science around the country. Indeed, just under half of STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) students are female. However, women only hold 20% of senior academic positions.

Join the discussion addressing the issues faced by women in science, and explore a diversity of career pathways.


-Professor Linda Richards, Deputy Director (Research) QBI, President of Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS), fellow of the Australian Academies of Science and Health and Medical Sciences

-Deputy Executive Dean at UQ’s Faculty of Medicine and will become the Faculty of Science’s first female Executive Dean in March

-Dr Caroline O’Brien
Data Scientist at the Commonwealth Bank, Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a mum with two children under 3

-Professor Geoffrey Goodhill
Neuroscientist, QBI and UQ School of Mathematics and Physics

A light lunch will be provided.

This event is in support of UQ’s SAGE pilot program and is open to all staff, students and guests. Places are limited. RSVP is essential. Please RSVP at qbi.uq.edu.au/IWD17

Directions to UQ

Google Map:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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