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Judith 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 lists.

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 Australia?
. 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.

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