Women in Science Parkville Precinct

WiSPP is the Women in Science Parkville Precinct initiative, a collaborative effort to boost numbers of women in science leadership. 

This initiative involves five independent not-for-profit medical research institutes:

  •  The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
  •  Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
  •  Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  •  Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  •  The Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity.

The collective vision of WiSPP is:

  • To advance research and translation by providing an environment that allows more women in science to lead and excel
  • The entrenched patterns associated with women’s participation in the science research workforce have been well-documented. Despite the fact that outstanding women are increasingly seen achieving at the highest levels and taking key roles in the fields of science and technology, women’s participation in the science research workforce continues to be characterised by low-levels of retention and hampered success in promotion beyond the early to mid post-doctoral career stage.
  • Through its member institutes, WiSPP will build a platform to change the environment for women, enabling them to lead and excel in science.

What is the data collection project?

The aim of the project is to measure the impact of collective initiatives to overcome the barriers for women to excel and succeed in gaining leadership positions, across the five institutes. This requires data collection and construction of data collection tools.

To learn more and to contribute please download the attached document.

Source: Women in Science Parkville Precinct

Via: Google Alert for Neuroscience