Member No.: 56
Joined: 12-January 04
Whitworth AC, DSc, MD, PhD, BS (Melb), FRACP
is the Director of the John Curtin School
of Medical Research and Howard Florey Professor
of Medical Research at The Australian National
University in Canberra. The JCSMR stands
proudly as one of the world�s premier
medical research institutions. Within the
School, Professor Whitworth is leader of
the High Blood Pressure Research Unit.
Professor Whitworth is Co-Chair of the WHO/ISH Guidelines for
Management of Hypertension and a member of WHO's Global Advisory
Committee on Health Research, an Ambassador for Canberra and
an Ambassador for Women.
She was 2002 Telstra ACT Business Woman of the Year, and is the
Australian Capital Territory Australian of the Year for 2004.
Further information about Professor Whitworth and her achievements
can be found at:
From here you will also be able to link through to Professor
Whitworth�s research group pages, and recent publication
Through this online forum we would like to encourage contributions
relating to any aspect of the role and participation of women
in research and/or medicine, particularly within (but certainly
not limited to) the Australian context.
Women in Research/Science
. Are women fairly represented in senior academic positions in
. Have you experienced a �glass ceiling� quietly
preventing appropriate promotion to senior levels?
Women in Medicine
. What attracts women to a career in medicine?
. Experiences of women who have chosen this path � are
there lifestyle issues to address?
Women in Schools
. Is there enough encouragement within the senior high school
years to attract girls into science as a career?
. Do girls see biomedical research as a potential graduate goal?
We welcome your comments on any of these issues.