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Australian French Association for Research and Innovation

The Sky’s No Limit: Women in health science

When

Wednesday 17 August from 5pm to 9:15pm

The Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation (AFRAN) is organising an event to discuss the challenges encountered by women in their scientific careers in Australia and in France, where the structure and organisation of the research and funding landscapes are significantly different.

Through this event, AFRAN aims to point out aspects where each country can learn from the other in regards to facilitating women’s scientific careers at any level.

5.00pm – Opening speech

5.30pm – Panel discussion: How gender equity is supported in science in Australia and in France.

Chair

Prof Katherine Daniell: Research fellow at the Australian National University and President of the Australian French Association for Research and Innovation

Speakers

Prof Natalie Hannan: Associate Dean, Diversity & Inclusion at the University of Melbourne, Natalie is passionate about developing new approaches to combat complications in pregnancy.

Dr Claudie Haigneré: First French female astronaut (CNES/ESA), expert in rheumatology and neurosciences, Claudie is a member of several foundations supporting STEM in education and innovation.

Dr Jiawen Li: Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide and L’Oréal-UNESCO fellow “For Women in Science”, Jiawen is developing ‘hair-sized’ endoscopes to better diagnose diseases.

Dr Madge Martin: Researcher at the French Research Agency CNRS and L’Oréal-UNESCO fellow “For Women in Science”, Madge allies mathematics, mechanics & biology to better understand living tissues

6.45pm – Cocktail

7.30pm – Film Screening: Marie-Curie and the courage of knowledge, 2016, by Marie-Noël Sehr

Covid-safe information

Covid-safe measures required in accordance with health orders.

Contact event organiser

Australian French Association for Research and Innovation

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