We believe diversity is essential for world class scientific discovery.  

Women in Science Parkville Precinct (WiSPP) brings together five of Australia’s largest medical research institutes to boost the numbers of women in science leadership.

Our Institutes:


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WiSPP Announces a Proposal for Growth at Victorian Parliament House

On 21 August, WiSPP celebrated the achievements of Victorian women in health and biomedical research, and discussed new strategies to achieve gender equity in this vital sector.

Current Programs:

A WiSPP and Deloitte Partnership

This partnership aims to develop the depth of female leaders in health and medical research. Our participants will strengthen their own leadership capabilities and learn to foster the next generation of leaders in medical research.


Where Do You Want Science to Take You?

This series showcases the diversity of the scientific workforce and focuses on the tools needed to empower scientists to be in the driver's seat of their careers.

Each event is open to anyone interested in a career in science, whether in or out of academia. Register for one or all events.

Next workshop: CV Workshop with Marilyn Jones

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How to Succeed in Research by Writing Killer Grants

The Grant Preparation Program takes a step back in the grant writing process to prepare researchers before writing begins. The program runs from May to October, involving a combination of facilitated events and unstructured breakout sessions. Participants will have opportunities for networking and skill development that will lead to a strong grant proposal.

Applications are now closed.

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Inclusive Leadership Training Program

In partnership with the Centre for Ethical Leadership, the program will equip teams in medical research institutes with higher levels of awareness, connection and commitment to inclusion which will allow them to work more effectively in the future.


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A Conversation with Kate Jenkins

As part of WISPP and our partner institutes’ continuing effort to advocate for a safe working environment for people of all genders we invited Kate Jenkins, Australia's Sex Discrimination Commissioner to talk in our precinct.

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The Regional Girls Innovation Challenge was a collaborative effort between WiSPP, BrainSTEM, and STEM Sisters.

It was created in response to the limited number of female role models in STEM across regional Victoria. The program partnered a WiSPP institute mentor with teams from high schools in Gippsland. The goal was to transform the future of innovation and science by inspiring young women to become the next generation of scientists.