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Superstars of STEM aims to smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women and non-binary people in STEM. The people in the program are all committed to building a public profile and becoming role models for the next generation of STEM stars.

The Superstars of STEM aim to make appearances in the media as well as speaking at schools and public events. You can find out more the Superstars of STEM below. Or request one to speak at your next event.

The Superstars of STEM program began 2017.  There are currently 150 Superstars of STEM. Here you can find Superstars trained in previous years. We also invite you to meet the amazing mentors who give their time to support the program.

Meet the previous Superstars Meet the Mentors

For teachers, conference and event organisers, you can request a Superstar speaker here. Not sure who is the right for you? Check out the profiles below or tell us what you need on the request form and we will match you with a Superstar.

Request a Superstar speaker More about the program


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    Dr Tatheer Zahra
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    Dr Ana Baburamani
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    Dr Dona Jayakody
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    Dr Samantha Sawyer
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    Dr Indrani Mukherjee
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    Dr Sathana Dushyanthen
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    Adelle Goodwin
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    Sophie Gilbey
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    Dr Tatiana Soares da Costa
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    Associate Professor Caroline Tiddy
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    Dr Charlotte Birkmanis
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    Natalie Chapman
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    Dr Jaclyn Pearson
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    Dr Rachelle Kernen
  • Dr Laura Driessen
    Dr Laura Driessen
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    Paula Wasiak
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    Professor Kirsten Benkendorff
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    Megan Born
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    Dr Prue Francis
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    Dr Dhani Dharmaprani
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    Dr Sarah Kachovich
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    Dr Susi Seibt
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    Dr Amanda Khoury
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    Dr Chiara Holgate
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    Dr Tara Pukala
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    Associate Professor Anita Parbhakar-Fox
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    Dr Flora Hui
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    Dr Kate Brand
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    Dr Melanie Zeppel
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    Susan Beetson
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    Dr Taylor Szyszka
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    Sally Hurst
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    Tiahni Adamson
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    Dr Melissa Humphries
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    Dr Lily van Eeden
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    Dr Sarah Scholten
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    Mars Buttfield-Addison
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    Dr Alice Jones
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    Dr Kelsi Dodds
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    Dr Jessica Bohorquez
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    Dr Caitlyn Forster
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    Associate Professor Cori Stewart
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    Dr Anurika De Silva
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    Trish Kerin
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    Dr Karen Livesey
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    Dr Caitlin Cowan
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    Dr Sara Webb
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    Priscilla Thwaites
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    Christina Maher
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    Dr Sophie Andrews
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    Stef Cola
  • 9106.4 Superstas in STEM – Eliza Middleton Caitlin Forster
    Dr Eliza Middleton
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    Anna Barwick
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    Dr Camelia Walker
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    Dr Theresa Larkin
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    Dr Elahe Abdi
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    Dr Nicky Wright
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    Dr Vanessa Moss
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    Neelima Kadiyala
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    Dr Grace Vincent


If you have any enquiries about the program please contact:

Sandra Gardam
Program Manager
T: 02 6113 0780 | E:

Please note, the name 'Superstars of STEM' is a registered trademark of Science & Technology Australia. Use of the term 'Superstars of STEM', when not relating to this program run by Science & Technology Australia, is not permitted.