In 2015, the University celebrated its 40th anniversary of independence by acknowledging the achievements of UOW researchers in the ‘40 Years of Research Impact’ initiative.

Welcome JRsideIn 2016, we have continued the UOW Impact series with UOW Women of Impact.

The University already has a reputation as one of the best workplaces in Australia for gender equality.

UOW is an Employer of Choice accredited by the Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) and was also one of the first universities in Australia to join the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot program, which aims to further the careers of academic women in STEMM.

UOW Women of Impact builds on this reputation by recognising and encouraging the outstanding contributions to research and teaching by women academics across all academic levels and disciplines.

Read through the profiles and you’ll discover an incredible depth of female talent at our university: researchers focused on solving complex world challenges, academics advancing knowledge in fast-moving industries and teachers passionately mentoring a new generation.

These UOW staff members are achieving incredible things. They also happen to be women. I thank them for sharing their stories with us for this initiative.

I am proud to call these women my colleagues and look forward to see what they – and the next generation of academics they inspire – achieve in the years ahead.

Professor Judy Raper 
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)