By Hayley Gower

The drive to increase women in STEM in the Australian workplace has featured regularly as part of the future of work narrative.

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Join Professor Michael Dockery from Bankwest-Curtin Economics Centre and Dr Sherry Bawa from the School of Economics, Finance and Property for Research Rumble 2020.

30 March 2020
12.00pm to 1.30pm
St Georges Terrace Precinct, 139 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Governments, industry and the education sector have all been pro-active in this regard. However, women still face significant barriers in pursuing traditional STEM careers and often have worse outcomes in the labour market compared to graduates from other disciplines.

This research symposium will bring together experts and leaders to examine the challenges for women studying and working in STEM and look to the policy settings and responses needed to overcome these.

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Professor Mike Dockery

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Professor Mike Dockery is Principal Research Fellow with the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre at Curtin University. As an applied labour economist his research focuses on improving labour market, education and wellbeing outcomes for marginalised groups within society, with much of his work based on analyses of panel data. Mike has produced seminal works on the positive effects of cultural engagement and identity on wellbeing for Indigenous Australians. Other areas of focus include the economics of education, the school-to-work transition and links between housing and socio-economic outcomes. Mike has published over 50 papers in national and international journals, plus a variety of book chapters and monographs.

Dr Sherry Bawa

Dr Sherry Bawa profile pictureDr Sherry Bawa is a senior lecturer in Economics at Curtin University. She has served as Director, Learning and Teaching, School of Economics, Finance and Property and is currently a member of PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) council and an EQUIS champion at Curtin University. Her research interest areas are STEM and women, higher education, gender issues, labour economics and well- being and monetary economics. She has her recent publications in Economic Record, International Labour Review, The Economic and Labour Relations Review, Australian Journal of Labour Economics with media coverage in The Australian, ABC 24 News Live, and The Sydney Morning Herald. Her recent research grants include “Ameliorating disadvantage: Creating accessible, effective and equitable careers and study information for low SES students” NCSEHE Large Competitive Grant Program, Australia, 2019.

Research Rumble 2020

Join us in 2020 and discover Curtin research through the lens of Transformation – explore game-changing solutions to global challenges, technology morphed into new applications, and society transformed through innovation. We’re bringing Curtin’s research to the world, inviting you to learn from our ideas, meet our researchers and see how our expertise can help you with your next big challenge.

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