WiSDoM is a School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS) committee designed to promote inclusive gender equity in medicine and research to women of all backgrounds and career stage. The committee was formed in August 2015 and launched the SCS Women in Medicine and Science program at a forum on 10 August 2015. WiSDoM runs several events every year designed to bring together the women of SCS and harbour the sharing of strategies on how to succeed in the face of adversity.
Terms of Reference
To promulgate equal opportunity for women at all their career stages
To provide women with guidance on career planning and advancement
To provide mentorship of women at the stages of their careers
To provide support in writing grants in the early career stage
2020 2 December: WiSDoM Tea and Stories - An open discussion on planning workplace equality 5 March: International Women's Day Tea & Stories, with Prof Kate Loveland Round Table Q&A and Discussion 23 September & 21 October - Afternoon Tea & Stories
2018 - (no event, the September "Respect.Now.Always in the Workplace" Workshop was cancelled at last minute as the facilitator from Monash Respectful Community Unit called in sick)
2017: 21 September: Afternoon Tea with Prof Helen Truby & Prof Elizabeth Hartland
2016 May: Afternoon Tea October: Workshop on "How to develop a brilliant CV" with Dr Sarah Meachem
2015 10 August: Women in Medicine and Science Program Launch Forum - flyer attached October: Career Development Plans & Goal Setting Workshop
Meet the WiSDoM team
Monash researcher and IVF clinician Professor Beverley Vollenhoven is improving the rate of successful pregnancies in older women and seeking new treatments for fibroids - a common condition, often treated by removing the womb. Find out more about Professor Beverley Vollenhoven
Ms Jin Leng Graham is the Executive Officer to Professor Eric Morand, Head of School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health. Contact Ms Jin Leng Graham.
Professor Kate Loveland is recognised internationally for investigating the mechanisms that underpin testis development and sperm formation. Her discoveries include key molecular switches that regulate cell fate via the TGFbeta superfamily, Hedgehog and Wnt signaling pathways. Find out more about Professor Kate Loveland.
Professor Barbora de Courten is a clinician scientist with a PhD in epidemiology, an extensive training in clinical trials (NIH) and is a Master of Public Health (Monash University). She has expertise across the translational research continuum from epidemiology, human mechanistic studies to clinical trials and public health interventions through to practice in the area of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Find out more about Professor Barbora de Courten
Dr Jun Yang is a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow within the Cardiovascular Endocrinology Group at Hudson Institute and a Consultant Endocrinologist at Monash Health. Since graduating with a MBBS (Hons, rank number 1) from Monash University, she has been actively involved in basic and clinical research as well as clinical practice. Find out more about Dr Jun Yang.
Dr Clare Westhorpe is the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health Senior Operations Officer. Contact Dr Clare Westhorpe.