Raising the Bar for Australian Data Science

Event date:  7 March 2022

International Women in Data Science Day (WiDS) 2022 was celebrated this year by our Director, Professor Joanna Batstone, who participated in an engaging panel discussion along with some of Australia's top women in Data Science.

Hosted by the Australian Data Science Network (ADSN), the panel explored how we can increase recognition of Data Science as a discipline in its own right, and representation in terms of more inclusive participation. The panel also investigated where and how we should best apply Data Science.

Watch the discussion recording below.


Moderator: Dr Kate Helmstedt, QUT & WiDS @ ADSN Ambassador


  • Professor Joanna Batstone, Director, Monash Data Futures Institute, Monash University
  • Professor Flora Salim, Deputy Director, RMIT Centre for Information Discovery & Data Analytics (CIDDA); Incoming Professor and Cisco Chair of Digital Transport, UNSW Sydney
  • Associate Professor Jessica Kasza, President, Statistical Society of Australia
  • Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Director, QUT Centre for Data Science
  • Professor Sally Cripps, Research Program Director, Analytics & Decision Sciences at CSIRO/Data 61