International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. 

Each year the Queensland Brain Inistitute hosts an event to celebrate women in sceince, education and industry. Progress towards gender paraity is slow and QBI and The University of Queensland are discussing issues sourrounding inequality to bring awareness and change. 

This event will be hosted by QBI Director, Professor Pankaj Sah and Deputy Director (Research), Professor Linda Richards.

A Q&A panel will feature at the event of the event followed by a light lunch and refreshments.

International Women's Day Lunch 2017

Wed 8 Mar 2017 12:00pm1:00pm


Level 7 Auditorium, QBI

There are many extraordinary women in science around the country. Indeed, just under half of STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) students are female. However, women researchers only hold 20% of senior academic positions.

Join the discussion addressing the issues faced by women in science, and explore a diversity of career pathways.

Panel Members

Professor Melissa Brown

Deputy Executive Dean at UQ’s Faculty of Medicine and will become the Faculty of Science’s first female Executive Dean in March.

Dr Caroline O’Brien

Data scientist at the Commonwealth Bank, active Research Affiliate at MIT, and a mum with two children under 3.

Professor Linda Richards

Deputy Director (Research) at QBI, President of Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS), Co-chair Australian Brain Alliance Co-chair Australian Brain Alliance, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Professor Geoffrey Goodhill

Neuroscientist and Group Leader, QBI and UQ School of Mathematics and Physics. Following 10 years in the USA, including 8 as Assistant/Associate Professor at Georgetown University.


A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.