WEBINAR EVENT SCIENCES - "How to emerge as a successful female leader. The challenges and resilience in leadership journeys"

  • 03 Sep 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Online - dial in will be provided
  • 2


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"How to emerge as a successful female leader. The challenges and resilience in leadership journeys" 

In this interactive panel discussion we will share insights on how to overcome barriers and how to build and get most out of your support network.

Our panel of successful leaders in science, with backgrounds in academia and industry will share insights on their leadership journey such as how to build support networks and key turning points in their career towards becoming successful leaders. We will explore essential elements which help to inspire and support career advancement and discuss the personal career challenges experienced such as career breaks, doubts of capability, work/life balance and bias/ discrimination. 

Questions for panellists welcomed prior to the event via the booking form, for a robust and fun evening of discussion!  Of course questions will be taken on the night also!

Your panel moderator:

Dr Kirsty Short  is an ARC DECRA research fellow and head of the viral pathogenesis lab at the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland. Dr. Short and her group focus on the pathogenesis of emerging viral infections and the role of chronic metabolic conditions (namely diabetes and obesity) in severe viral infections.  @K_RenfreeShort

Your panellists:

Professor Lyn Griffiths is a Executive Director of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), QUT’s health and medical research institute and Director of the Genomics and Personalised Health Research Centre at QUT. An active and respected molecular geneticist with more than 28 years’ experience, Prof Griffiths has brought a translational focus to medical research to increase IHBI’s influence and its impact on human health.    Linkedin Profile

Professor Bronwyn Harch  has been the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Vice-President (Research) at The University of Queensland since July 2018. Professor Harch is an applied statistician with 24 years’ experience leading and undertaking research focused at the nexus of agricultural and environmental systems. She is very passionate about making an impact by generating knowledge, technology and practices that make our world more sustainable, secure and resilient.   @BronwynHarch

Professor Rebecca Ford gained her BSc at Griffith University and her PhD at the University of Melbourne where she went on to work her way up the academic ranks. In 2017 she was appointed Dean (Research) for the Sciences Group at Griffith University where she also leads an engaged research team within the Food Futures Platform of the Environmental Futures Research Institute.   Linkedin Profile


Dr Kylie Ellis is a specialist in business and research partnerships, with a strong scientific research background. She has a PhD in neuroscience and regenerative medicine and a background in research commercialisation in tertiary institutions. Kylie is currently the Research Partnerships Manager at Microba – an Australian biotech company specialising in gut microbiome analysis and discovery.  Linkedin Profile

Professor Melissa Brown completed her Bachelor of Science (Hons) and PhD in Molecular Biology at The University of Melbourne and is a Graduate of The Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has held research, academic or visiting academic positions at King’s College London, The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland and The University of Oxford, and is currently the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science at The University of Queensland. @UQScience

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