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.
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
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like access. Click on images to view and download high-res versions.
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.
2009 Fellow Marnie Blewitt in The Conversation.
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.
2012 Fellow Suetonia Palmer in The New Zealand Herald.
2012 Fellow Kylie Mason in The Age.
2012 Fellow Kylie Mason in the Herald Sun.
Dr Kylie Mason has set herself the goal of developing new ways of treating diseases that are considered incurable.
The global race to develop high efficiency, low cost solar energy is fierce. And Baohua Jia and her colleagues are front runners.
Dr Suetonia Palmer University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand Dr Suetonia Palmer is challenging the status quo for kidney disease treatment and helping millions of people with chronic kidney disease take back control of their lives.
The 2012 L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships were announced Tuesday 21 August at 6:30pm at the award ceremony in Melbourne.
Then on Wednesday 22 August, 300 female high school students headed to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for the Girls in Science forum.
Find below a list of links to profiles, images, videos and other resources.
For more information, visit our media resources page. Ceremony . Dr Suetonia Palmer, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand Dr Baohua Jia, Swinburne University of Technology Dr Kylie Mason, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research/Royal Melbourne Hospital
Blood Cancers; kidney disease; quantum dots Official Ceremony at Comme, 7 Alfred Place, Melbourne at 6:00pm, Tuesday 21st August 2012 Fellowships presented by L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand Managing Director, Mr. Johan Berg Guest Speaker: 2012 International Laureate Prof Ingrid Scheffer (AUST) HD vision and photos available. The 6th annual L’Oréal For Women in Science […]
A desire to improve the survival of people with blood cancers and reduce the side-effects of their anti-cancer treatments has seen Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researcher Dr Kylie Mason today win one of three 2012 L’Oreal Australia For Women in Science Fellowships.
NZ dialysis patients are winners in A$25,000 Fellowship University of Otago, Christchurch, senior lecturer Dr Suetonia Palmer has been recognised with a A$25,000 (NZ$32,480) Fellowship for her achievements in improving the treatment of people with chronic kidney disease around the world.