Presented by Professor Louise Purton, University of Melbourne

TITLE: “Equity in Australian STEMM: what are the issues and potential solutions?”

ABSTRACT: For decades it has been recognised that there is a lack of women represented in senior positions in STEMM globally. In the last two decades there have been an increase in awareness and initiatives in Australia to improve recruitment of women into STEMM, however, this has made very little progress in changing the notorious scissor graph. A number of groups in Australia are delving deeper into the underlying issues behind the lack of retention of women in senior positions, and our recently-formed group, Equity in Australian STEMM, has contributed to this research. In this seminar I will present some of our findings of NHMRC and ARC outcomes and recommendations of what actions need to be taken to improve retention of women in STEMM.

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The School of Biomedical Sciences (SBMS) Research Seminar Series presents seminars by international and national researchers, local researchers, and postdocs.

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