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.

Events, News and Seminars

Recognition for emerging research leader

Recognition for emerging research leader

We would like to congratulate our early career researcher Dr Nashwa Masnoon from the Kolling’s Agein..... Read more

Category: Awards, Neuroscience and Pain Research, Research Excellence

Kolling Institute researchers instrumental in Australian first guidelines

Kolling Institute researchers instrumental in Australian first guidelines

It has taken three years and many hours of careful work, but two researchers from the John Walsh Cen..... Read more

Category: Neuroscience and Pain Research, New Treatment, Research Excellence

Professor Michael Cousins leaves extraordinary legacy

Professor Michael Cousins leaves extraordinary legacy

We would like to acknowledge the remarkable life of pain medicine pioneer and former Royal North Sho..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence