WiRN Share & Connect Series: International Engagement for Women in Academia (in Australia)

Mon, 23/09/2019 - 12:00 to 13:00


UNSW is Australia’s global university and has adopted comprehensive international strategies across their teaching, research and outreach agendas. But as academics dealing with an intensive workload, teaching commitment, limited funding, and challenges of work-life balance - and carer responsibilities in many cases - international engagement is not as easy as it sounds.

The two speakers for this lunch have been asked to discuss such challenges for academic women in Australia and offer guidance from their personal perspectives as to how they recommend approaching it. If you would like to join in a discussion on this topic, please join us.

Watch the livestream here: https://hospitality.unsw.edu.au/livestream/WiRN


Guest speakers:

Prof Rose Amal:
Rose is a UNSW Scientia Professor and an ARC Laureate Fellow. She is a chemical engineer and the leader of the Particles and Catalysis Research Group. Previously she was also the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials. Rose is recognised as a pioneer and leading authority in the fields of fine particle technology, photocatalysis and functional nanomaterials having made significant contributions to these related areas of research over the past 15 years. She has built strong international networks with researchers in UK, USA and China and has served and is serving on a number of international research councils such as European Research Council, The University Grant Committee of Hong Kong.

Dr Laurie Menviel:  
Laurie is an ARC Future Fellow, and a UNSW Scientia Fellow in the Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC), Faculty of Science. She conducted a post-doctoral position at the University of Hawaii (USA) and University of Bern (Switzerland), and then joined the CCRC at UNSW in 2012. In 2014 she obtained an ARC DECRA fellowship. Laurie has actively involved in international activities; she has chaired two international conferences, is co-editor-in-chief of an international journal, and is part of the leadership of an international working group. Laurie’s research is particularly focused on the impact of abrupt changes in ocean circulation on the climate and global carbon cycle.


Essential Information: 

  • Tea, coffee and fruit provided. Please feel free to bring your lunch along.

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Venue: UNSW Kensington Campus: Room 221, Level 2, Goodsell Building (Map Reference F20)

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Key contact

Ms Suzie Honan

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