Women in Science Parkville Precinct (WiSPP) is a grass roots initiative that puts retention and progression of women in science high on the agenda in our precinct.

Currently, across the science sector, women make up less than 8% of our senior leaders. The lack of diversity in our teams is squandering scientific discovery.

WiSPP works with five of Australia’s largest medical research institutes (MRIs), representing over 4,000 scientists solving health problems in immunity, childhood disorders, brain disease and cancer.

The goal of this initiative is to develop and demonstrate an effective model of tackling the problem, drawing on the collective knowledge, resources, and commitment of our five eminent MRIs to work together to achieve collective impact in this area.

Our Institutes: