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

Common, easily accessible medication could reduce severe COVID-19 symptoms

Common, easily accessible medication could reduce severe COVID-19 symptoms

A group of blood pressure medications may hold the key to better outcomes for those with COVID-19, m..... Read more

Category: New Treatment

New research challenges long-held views about high heels and joint pain

New research challenges long-held views about high heels and joint pain

New research has produced a surprising result, indicating high heel shoes may not be a problem for t..... Read more

Category: Research Excellence

Congratulations Professor Rob Baxter

Congratulations Professor Rob Baxter

Former Kolling Institute director Professor Rob Baxter received an Order of Australia medal in the Q..... Read more

Category: Awards