Women in research

Federation University Australia is proud of the achievements and contributions of its female researchers and is committed to supporting gender diversity and equity within the University.

Ensuring women are adequately represented in our research is supported by our hiring, promotion and retention efforts, and our commitment to improving the workplace environment for people of all genders.


Federation University is an Athena SWAN member. We achieved SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation in February 2020 by promoting gender equity and gender diversity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).

Visit the SAGE Athena SWAN page to learn more about the University’s accreditation and to get involved.

Women’s Research Network (WReN)

Federation University Australia’s Women's Research Network (WReN) helps boost female participation and recognition in research by providing a supportive network within the University.

Visit the Women’s Research Network page to find out more about WReN news and events and to join the network.