Celebrating our Women in STEMM

Griffith Women in STEMM are recognised nationally and internationally for their success. We want to celebrate the success of these role models and encourage more women to pursue a remarkable career in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine).

Remarkable Achievements in STEMM

Professional Awards

Women in Technology Awards 2018

We are proud to announce that Griffith was shortlisted for the Women in Technology Employer of Choice Corporate award. We also want to congratulate our WIT award winners and finalists:

WIT Award Winner

Amanda Miotto, ICT Professional Award


Academic Recognition

2019 ARC College of Experts

The Australian’s Research leaders

  • Zhonghua Gou - Architecture
  • Tanya M Smith - Anthropology
  • Peta Neale - Environmental Science

Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for 2018

Griffith University Alumni Awards

  • Dr Jessie Christiansen - Griffith Young Alumnus of the Year

Australian Science Policy Fellowship Pilot Program

Suffrage Science Awards for Life Sciences - Academy of Medical Sciences in London

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Author

Australia Day Honours - Companion of the Order of Australia

STEMM Women at Griffith

Check out the influential research and projects our high performing women are involved in.

Professor Sally-Ann Poulsen

Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery

"My research aims to develop new therapeutics with improved safety, activity and tolerance in multi drug resistant cancer. I also develop chemical probes that will allow researchers worldwide to more accurately study complex biological processes and strengthen capacity to translate scientific discoveries",

Griffith Experts

Dr Carmel McDougall

Griffith School of Environment/Australian Rivers Institute

"My research focuses on using comparative and functional genomics and experimental studies to provide practical outcomes for sustainable aquaculture and marine conservation, and to shed light on the evolution of the amazing repertoire of organisms found within our oceans",

Griffith Experts

Professor Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck

School of Applied Psychology/Menzies Health Institute QLD

“My research as a developmental psychologist focuses on interpersonal relationships and psychopathology during late childhood, adolescence and emerging adulthood.”

Griffith Experts

Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik

Menzies Health Institute/National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases

“I was the first to demonstrate numerous immunological and genetic abnormalities in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.”

Griffith Experts

Professor Julie Hides

Deputy Head of School of Allied Health Sciences

“My research focuses on therapeutic exercise for people with low back pain; determination of risk factors and prevention of sports injuries (including concussion) and effects of microgravity on the human body and reconditioning post space flight.”

Griffith Experts

Professor Roianne West

Director – First Peoples Health Unit

“I am of the Kalkadoon Djaku-nde Aboriginal Peoples. Griffiths Foundation Professor of First Peoples Health and Director of the First Peoples Health Unit, a unit dedicated to improving better health and wellbeing outcomes for Australia’s First Peoples.”

Griffith Experts

First Peoples Health Unit

Dr Johanna Nalau

Griffith Climate Change Response Program/Griffith Institute for Tourism

“My research focuses on how people make decisions about climate change adaptation and what role information and leadership play in that process.”

Griffith Experts

Amanda Miotto

eResearch Senior Analyst, Digital Solutions - 2018 WIT Award winner

“My work involves developing tech for researchers, and enabling research through initiatives such as Hacky Hours, Research bazaar and Software Carpentry classes.”

Hacky Hour Page


Griffith Young Alumnus of the Year 2018

Dr Jessie Christiansen | Planet Hunter

2018 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award Winner: Dr Jessie Christiansen