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.

Events, News and Seminars

International focus on our ovarian cancer research

International focus on our ovarian cancer research

In an exciting breakthrough, researchers from the Kolling Institute’s Bill Walsh Lab have identified..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence

Home grown ideas place physio in patients' hands

Home grown ideas place physio in patients' hands

New research is testing a new way to meet the rapidly growing demand for physiotherapy in our publi..... Read more

Category: New Treatment

Common medication may lower risk of “heartbreak”

Common medication may lower risk of “heartbreak”

RNSH cardiologist Professor Geoffrey Tofler has led a world-first study which found that common med..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence