women in science


From the ‘maternal wall’ to the ‘boys’ club’ and beyond the glass ceiling, a group of geoscientists have taken the microscope to their backyard. The results are revealing.

Emma Johnston

Renowned professor of marine ecology and TV presenter Emma Johnston is adding Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) to her impressive list of achievements.

National Press Club

Three of the nation’s leading scientists say that Australia is "frozen in time" and is throwing away the opportunity to harness the intelligence and prodigious drive of women researchers.

Emma Johnston

When people think of science celebrities, they think of men. Emma Johnston argues that more needs to be done to highlight the role of women in science.


More than 300 high school students attending a Women in Science symposium have been encouraged by the NSW Minister for Women, Pru Goward, to pursue careers in STEM to shape a better world.


It's simple: Don't participate in or tolerate harassment, call out bad behaviour when you see it and create a safe and respectful environment for all colleagues and students. It's about being a decent human being, writes Darren Saunders.

Michelle Simmons

Leading UNSW female scientists discuss their research and passion for science in a video produced for the Celebrating Women in Science Leadership symposium held at UNSW last week.  


Leading female scientists from business, academia, research and government will tomorrow address a UNSW Science symposium on gender equity and celebrate women's achievements.


More than 200 female high school students heard inspiring stories from leading female scientists and industry representatives at the Sydney launch of UNSW's Science 50:50 initiative.