Dr Darren Saunders

Superstars of STEM Mentor

Darren is a Eureka Prize winning scientist and communicator, with over 20 years’ academic and industrial experience in cancer biology and neuroscience in Australia and North America. Darren is a public advocate for gender equality in STEM. He has worked with former Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick and Co as a senior advisor and data expert on numerous workplace cultural reviews, examining the nature and prevalence of sexual harm, bullying, racism and other forms of systemic discrimination in a range of organisations in the mining, aviation, education, arts and law enforcement sectors.

Darren is a regular commentator on television and radio, and resident scientist on ABC TV’s The Drum and Channel 7’s Daily Edition. He is currently NSW Deputy Chief Scientist & Engineer and Executive Director of the Office of the NSW Deputy Chief Scientist & Engineer, and Adjunct Associate Professor in Medical Sciences at the University of Sydney.