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Learn about how various members of our community pursue their studies and careers at ECU in both academic and professional capacities.

Dr Aisling Smyth

Dr Aisling Smyth

Hear from Dr Aisling Smyth, a lecturer and early-career researcher within the School of Nursing & Midwifery and the 2018 Athena SWAN Kick-Start Science Award winner

Professor Michelle Colgrave

Professor Michelle Colgrave

Hear from Professor Michelle Colgrave, an internationally recognised researcher in her field and leader of the Food and Agricultural Proteomics teams at ECU.

Professor Mindy Blaise

Professor Mindy Blaise

Professor Mindy Blaise is a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Research Fellow at ECU. Mindy discusses how she is supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 5: Gender Equality, and the mentoring of women in the higher education setting.

Alecka Miles

Alecka Miles

ECU Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme Award recipient Alecka Miles talks about her new role as Course Coordinator for the Master of Paramedic Practitioner and returning back to work after parental breaks.

Dr Michelle Ellis working with two women in a computer lab

Dr Michelle Ellis

Dr Michelle Ellis discusses inspiring high school students into STEMM areas and how being an Edith Cowan Athena SWAN Advancement Scheme recipient has assisted her work.

Dr David Rhodes

Dr David Rhodes

Read about Dr David Rhode's insights on supporting student diversity in regional locations, from ECU's South West campus in Bunbury.

Dr Charn Nang

Dr Charn Nang

Find out more about Charn and her career journey as an academic in the speech pathology disipline.

Ben Jones

Ben Jones

Read about Ben and his reasons for taking time out to look after his baby boy.

Sophie Brouwer

Sophie Brouwer

Read about Sophie's story as a staff member and student at ECU, aspiring to become a teacher in STEMM.

Mahbuba Rakhi

Mahbuba Rakhi

Rakhi is currently an engineering student and vice-president of the Women in Engineering at ECU.

Dr Carolyn McIntrye

Dr Carolyn McIntyre

Dr Carolyn McIntyre tells her story of balancing a career in research with a young family.

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