First Nations Genomics
Hosted by UNSW Dean of Science Professor Emma Johnston AO, this webinar tells the story of the science of our genetic material (genomes) and how UNSW scientists are working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to improve health outcomes for First Nation Australians. The panel will also discuss best practice approaches for working with First Nations communities in a respectful and culturally sensitive way. On the panel are Mrs Azure Hermes from the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics at The John Curtin School of Medical Research and Professor Marcel Dinger, Head of the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at UNSW.
Hosted by UNSW Science Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), Dr. Carlo Caponecchia. This webinar explores Neurodiversity, discussing the history of Neurodiversity, the medical model and the lifespan, and current research. On the panel are Dr. Julian Trollor, Head of the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry, Dr. Jane Hwang from the Kirby Institute, and Ms. Lehan Zhang student member of UNSW’s Science EDI Working Group.
Gender and Data Science
Hosted by UNSW Science Associate Dean EDI Professor Sarah Brough, this webinar tells the story of data science and artificial intelligence and the panel discuss how underlying biases can result in unintended consequences when not accounted for. On the panel are Associate Professor Yanan Fan and Ms Fiona Kim from the School of Maths and Statistics and Scientia Professor Toby Walsh from the School of Computer Science and Engineering.
"The Leadership" Panel Discussion
Hosted by Professor Sarah Brough, this webinar discusses The Leadership documentary which highlights the experiences of women who participated in the inaugural Homeward Bound Project and the systemic inequities they face as women in STEMM. The panel also unpacks the major themes of the film and discusses the challenges and rewards of implementing practices of inclusive science. On the panel are Isabelle Kingsley from the Office of Women in STEMM Ambassador, Dr. Fatemeh Vafaee, Dr. Steph Gardner, and Professor Dane McCamey from UNSW Science.