We strive to improve and maintain gender balance in all aspects of our activities.

This commitment extends to our student enrolments and staff appointments at various levels and roles.

Commitment to gender equality in seminars

Our Research Seminar Committee endeavours to achieve gender balance through the appointment of seminar convenors and the choice of invitations to high-quality speakers that align with the gender representation levels of our research community.

Chemistry seminar series
Year Convenor's gender % of female speakers % of male speakers
2018 male 47 53
2017 female 39 61
2016 female 35 65
2015 female 27 73
2014 male (Sem 1)/female (Sem 2) 13 87
2013 male 11 89
Molecular Biosciences seminar series
Year Convenor's gender % of female speakers % of male speakers
2018 male 44 56
2017 male 45 55
2016 female 41 59
2015 female 42 58
2014 male (Sem 1)/female (Sem 2) 41 59
2013 female (Sem 1)/male (Sem 2) 22 78

Celebrating women in science

Each March, we profile several School researchers on social media and our website to celebrate International Women's Day.

See a selection of our women in science profiles.