Women in Research

We know that fewer women than men progress to senior scientific or leadership positions. Women are also less likely to apply for senior research fellowships and more likely to leave their research careers altogether. While nearly 50 per cent of academics in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in Australia are women, that rate falls to only one in five at the highest academic levels.

The Kolling Institute is committed to providing a work environment that offers equal opportunities to everyone. We have programs for early career and clinician researchers, and we encourage more women in senior leadership roles.

As part of our commitment, the Kolling Institute has partnered with the Franklin Women’s mentorship program. We are one of four research institutes driving the Franklin Women’s initiative across NSW. This means there is more support for women in the early stages of their careers, and a greater focus on developing our future leaders within the Kolling. Our ultimate goal is to provide a workplace with diversity, different perspectives and innovative pathways.

Franklin Women is a community of women working in health and medical research related careers.

Our aim is to bring together like-minded women to create opportunities for networking, personal and professional development and career progression, both in and outside of academia.

https://franklinwomen.com.au/

Events, News and Seminars

Kolling researcher to join prestigious Harvard Medical School program

Kolling researcher to join prestigious Harvard Medical School program

Congratulations to Kolling Institute researcher Dr Manasi Mittinty who has been selected for the Adv..... Read more

Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Neuroscience and Pain Research

Researchers confirm extreme heat increases the risk of premature births

Researchers confirm extreme heat increases the risk of premature births

Researchers have found that women are more likely to have a preterm birth when exposed to extreme he..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence

Study confirms deadly risk of COVID-19 for those with heart failure

Study confirms deadly risk of COVID-19 for those with heart failure

The largest study of its kind in Australia has found patients with a history of heart failure are th..... Read more

Category: Cardiovascular and Renal Research, Research Excellence