Author Archives: emmaharding

Science in space: meet Cristina

Cristina is a postdoctoral researcher investigating how galaxies form and evolve. Cristina is an advocate for diversity, is involved in world-wide research collaborations and co-founded a workshop to teach programming in developing countries. Cristina is a bright star and an inspiration for the…

Meet Fatima, a woman with vision

Fatima is a 2nd year PhD student at School of Optometry & Vision Science, UNSW and proud women champion. Her research focuses on developing methods to understand the structure and function of oil producing glands that prevent eyes from getting dry. Her research…

Introducing WREN – connecting women engineers in Brazil and Australia

By Peggy Schoenherr The Women’s Research Engineers Network (WREN) is a recently launched network between Australia and Brazil formed by an all women committee consisting of five early-career researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) and two professors from the University of São…

Communication and COVID-19; a virologists perspective

Disclaimer: all views are my own, this is an opinion piece meant to stimulate thought and discussion When I decided to do a PhD in virology, I never expected to be working in ground zero during a pandemic. In January of 2020, news…

Space invaders and their success: meet Zoe

Zoe is a third-year PhD student at the UNSW School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, focusing on invasive plant species. Her research involves a lot of fieldwork in a range of environments, spanning 6 countries and 2 continents. She comes to university…