Women in Research Network (WiRN)

WiRN: Women in Research Network


WiRN is UNSW's leading forum for research-active women to connect and collaborate to build an equitable and inclusive research culture at UNSW. 

WiRN works to progress gender equity across the University. This is undertaken through the trifecta of support, information, and advocacy.

WiRN: Meet the Committee
Hover on each Committee member's image to discover more about them, click to get in contact.
Upcoming Events

Taking the mystery out of social media! Tips and tricks for beginners through to intermediate level 

Run by Michelle Gallaher

Thursday 30th May

Two Workshops (attend one only)

Workshop 1: 9.30-12.30 Social Media Basics: Getting on board 

Workshop 2: 13.00-16.00 Social Media Optimisation: Expanding your influence

Location: Law 202 (Map Reference F8)

Register Here 

More details can be found here


UNSW Canberra

Seminar and Panel Discussion

Power in Editorial Positions: A Feminist Critique

Speaker:Prof Helen Dickinson, Chair: Prof Jenny Stewart, Panel members: Helen Dickinson, Holly Seale, Hemanshu Pota


Thursday, 23th May 2019 12:00-13:30 UNSW Canberra Academy Library (Top Floor)

RSVP z.hao@adfa.edu.au by 17th May for catering purposes



Women in Asia Conference, 21-23 June 2019

"Women in an era of anti-elitism" - Registrations are now open!
More information available here



Share & Connect Series Lunch: 

Preparing for Mid-Career (With Prof Iva Strnadová & Dr Nancy Marshall as Guest Speakers)

Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 12pm-1pm

Room 221, Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington Campus. 

More information | Registration



Friday, 8 March 2019

International Women's Day 2019 (IWD)



2018 Events

25 October
Women on Boards: Panel Session and Q&A

- Claire Braund (panel member) PPT

- NSW Government Boards and Committees Register

Women on Boards Website

27 August 
WiRN Share & Connect Series: Strategic Networking

18 May 
WiRN Share & Connect Series: Strategic Planning for Career Interruptions

9 May
AWiL & WiRN Reunion with Meet & Greet 


6 February 
Turbocharge your Publishing with Dr Maria Gardner (Thinkwell)

- Thinkwell For Researchers

2017 Events

7 February
Courageous Conversations: Fundamentals for Improving the Way you Negotiate” with Rachael Brady

30 March 
What is knowledge Exchange and implications for Women in Research

23 August
How to successfully navigate an academic career

31 October 
Bouncing back from disappointments with Dr Shari Walsh

2016 Events

8 November 
WiRN Discussion: Putting the best YOU forward and how to describe your "track record relative to opportunity"


Strategic Engagement
Current Policies up for Consultation


Workplace Bullying prevention Procedure - View WiRN's Submission

Quantitative Academic Performance Benchmarks - View WiRN's Submission

Flexible Work Policy - View WiRN's Submission


To view all draft policies currently up for consultation, please refer to the UNSW Drafts for Consultation page. 


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