Women in Science

From 2007 to 2015 we helped L’Oreal Australia & New Zealand set up and operate their For Women in Science program.

For current information about the program go to 

Read all our L’Oréal ANZ profiles since 2007 at our Stories of Australian Science site.

Winners of the 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowships

The winners of the 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowships are studying sharks, future memories, heavy stars, and climate change.

The Australian Fellows are:

The inaugural New Zealand Fellow is:

Read their profiles at Stories of Australian Science

For media enquiries and information on the 2016 Fellowships visit www.forwomeninscience.com.au

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Five international Laureates recognised; two weeks to apply for ANZ Fellowships

Posted on behalf of Samantha Hass (Head of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand)

L’Oréal’s global For Women in Science program is in full swing for 2014.

In Australia and New Zealand we’re in the final stages of applications for our three $AU25,000 Fellowships. Please encourage your best early career researchers to apply by 16 April.

The Paris Spring has brought a fresh crop of Laureates, exceptional women, scientific leaders from the five regions of the world.

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2013 fellows to be announced in August

The 2013 L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand For Women in Science fellows, chosen from over 230 nominations, will be announced at an award ceremony in Melbourne on Tuesday 27 August. Then on Wednesday 28 August, 300 female high school students will meet the fellows at the the Girls in Science forum. We’ll have profiles, photos, and HD […]

From colour-changing lizards to colour-changing bandages

Colour and movement show how species evolve, bring a second international L’Oréal For Women in Science honour, and a $470,000 ARC grant for University of Melbourne evolutionary biologist Dr Devi Stuart-Fox.

Devi Stuart-Fox is attracted to show-offs. “I’m just really fascinated by animals with fabulous colours and ornaments.”

And ever since she was a teenager living in a bushland setting in an outer Brisbane suburb, she has also been delighted by lizards. She used to keep them as pets.

Colour-changing dragons to reveal their secrets

A zoological mystery that could change medicine and solar energy?

An international research initiative led by the University of Melbourne’s Dr Devi Stuart-Fox will investigate how and why animals change colour — and what it costs them.

It will also open the way for scientists to imitate lizards and develop new materials that respond to light and temperature for energy and medical applications.

Images of Devi and her colour-changing dragons

There are high resolution images of Devi and her lizards below. To access the high-res version, click on the image then right/command click and select save as. There’s also HD footage available, email niall@scienceinpublic.com.au if you’d like access. Click on images to view and download high-res versions.

Women in science: news, events and an update on the 2012 L’Oréal Australia and NZ Fellows

Congratulations to the 2013 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureates; meet Fiona Stanley, Susan Greenfield and Marita Cheng and discuss their journeys in science; travel and recognition for the 2012 Australia and NZ Fellows; Nature says their publications don’t celebrate women in science enough; an Emmy for Immortal, a documentary about Elizabeth Blackburn.

L’Oréal recognises three young scientists from Melbourne and Christchurch for their life-transforming work

The $25,000 L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships for 2012 have been awarded to three remarkable young women scientists from Melbourne and Christchurch. It’s the first time the Fellowships have been open to New Zealand.

Find below brief profiles on the 2012 Fellows. Below each is a link to their full citation.