The NHMRC Women in Health Science Working Committee was established to gain a better understanding of the issues that women researchers face in health and medical research and barriers to career progression.

The Committee provides advice directly to NHMRC’s CEO on strategies that could be implemented to address issues and overcome barriers.

Current members of the Committee are listed below. Membership includes male and female researchers at different career stages and those with and without children.

Chair,
Professor
Rosalie
Viney

University of Technology Sydney.

Associate Professor
Nikola
Bowden

Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle

Professor
Geoffrey
Faulkner

Mater Research Institute, The University of Queensland.

Professor
Dawn
Freshwater

The University of Auckland

Professor
Caroline
Homer
AO

University of Technology Sydney.

Dr
Sandip
Kamath

James Cook University

Professor
Peter
Koopman

Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland

Associate Professor
Suzanne
Miller

Monash University

Mr
David
Rae

The University of Sydney

Professor
Deborah
White

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

Professor
Robert
Williamson AO

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, University of Melbourne.

Professor
Tania
Winzenberg

Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania