Category Archives: Meet Our Champions

Women in their element

By Inna Osmolovsky When we think of fieldwork, we usually think of the idyllic images of scientists engulfed by nature and breathtaking scenery. Fieldwork is indeed amazing, but it is also very challenging. Some challenges are unique for women and members of other…

Functionalising materials with protein nanowires, from tissue engineering to biobattery: Meet Nga Lam

Nga is a Scientia PhD Candidate at the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS), UNSW. Her research focuses on engineering proteins with metal ions to create nanosized wires that can be used to provide electroconductivity and to functionalise materials for biomedical and…

A Blog of One’s Own – Meet the 2022 Editors!

By Wanutcha (Soon) Lorpaiboon, Maureen Thompson, Inna Osmolovsky, Divya Shah, and Vina Putra Women make up only 22% of enrolments in STEM courses in Australian universities and only 28% of our nation’s STEM workforce, with men outnumbering women 3:1 in management positions (STEM…

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire: Meet Suki

By Octavia Soegyono Sukanya (Suki) Jaiswal is pursuing a PhD in Optometry at University of New South Wales (UNSW). She completed her Bachelor of Optometry/Bachelor of Science in 2013 and has worked as a clinical optometrist since in both Sydney and Canberra. She…

Adolescent mental health x digital intervention: Meet Savannah

By Charuni Pathmeswaran Savannah Minihan is a Scientia PhD researcher exploring adolescent mental health and the development of novel digital prevention interventions. Savannah is an accomplished UNSW Woman in Maths and Science Champion and is keen to make an impactful change in the…

Mapping out Bed bugs: Meet Ifeoma

By Charuni Pathmeswaran Ifeoma Ugwuanyi is a biology PhD candidate at the Tree of Life lab at UNSW. Ifeoma is an accomplished UNSW Woman in Maths and Science Champion who is passionate about science communication and engages with the public on issues related…

Climate change and communication: meet Charuni Pathmeswaran

Charuni Pathmeswaran is an environmental science PhD candidate at the Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) (affiliated with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes) at UNSW. Charuni is an accomplished UNSW Woman in Maths and Science Champion who is passionate about science…

On the Ori-gene of Species: Meet Allegra

By Charuni Pathmeswaran Allegra Angeloni is pursuing a PhD in epigenetics at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research affiliated with UNSW. Prior to that she did her Bachelor of Advanced Science and majored in genetics and microbiology at UNSW and did her Honours…

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…

Sterols and scuba diving: meet Isabelle Capell-Hattam

Isabelle Capell-Hattam is an accomplished PhD candidate in UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (UNSW BABS) and a Woman in Maths and Science Champion. In her research, she is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms regulating cholesterol production in the human body. Originally from…