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USC is now a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter (UK) in Australia. The Pilot addresses gender equality for women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). The Pilot will last for two years and in 2019 the University will apply for an Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award, demonstrating a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff. For further information go to www.usc.edu.au/sage
The SAGE Executive Director, Dr Wafa El-Adhami (refer bio below) will be on campus to present on the aims of the SAGE Pilot, including discussion points on changing the gender equity landscape in STEMM and the objectives of the SAGE Pilot.
All interested students from all areas of STEMM are encouraged to attend:
Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Time: 12.30 – 1.30 pm
Location: Innovation Centre Auditorium
Presenter: Wafa El-Adhami (MSc & PhD - ANU), SAGE Executive Director
Dr. Wafa El-Adhami has a research background in molecular biology and microbiology, and has held a number of senior management positions in the Australian Government, including the Department of Health and Ageing, the Office of Chemical Safety and the Occupational Health and Safety Commission. In recent years, Wafa worked internationally for the Health Authority of the emirate of Abu Dhabi leading and managing health policy regulations and reforms for the emirate. She also worked as a consultant, in Australia and internationally, specialising in health policy, regulation and clinical decision support solutions. Wafa has a proven track record in delivering outcomes within a complex environment of government, community and industry stakeholders. Her expertise in management, stakeholder engagement and policy and regulatory reform, particularly in developing and implementing evidence based solutions to drive clinical transformation and improved performance are of direct relevance to the SAGE program. She is passionate about health and science and contributing to advancing gender equity and diversity in higher education and research.