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04 May 2018

Breaking through the ice - science and leadership in Antarctica

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21 Jun 2018
12.00 - 1.00pm

Paediatric infectious diseases physician, Dr Sarah Hanieh, will present on her recent expedition to Antarctica, and participation in the Homeward Bound Project, through her presentation Breaking through the ice - science and leadership in Antarctica.

Dr Sarah Hanieh was recently selected to take part in the largest all women expedition to Antarctica (the Homeward Bound Project) a leadership, strategic and science initiative for women in STEMM. The program aims to heighten the influence and impact of women in science on policy and decision making, and included 78 women in science from 15 different countries. This seminar presents key scientific and leadership lessons from a voyage to the end of the world.

Sarah is a NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow in the International and Immigrant Health Group at the Doherty Institute. Sarah has worked in maternal and child health for over 16 years in a clinical, research and policy capacity with a number of non-governmental, academic and other international institutions including Medecins Sans Frontieres and the World Health Organization. She has previously spent time working in Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Liberia, South America, Ethiopia and Vietnam, as well as in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. Sarah was awarded both the Chancellors Prize and Dean's Award for Excellence in a PhD thesis in 2016 and received a four-year NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship. Her current research focuses on developing a predictive algorithm to identify infants at high risk of stunting in resource-constrained settings, and investigating the link between the gut microbiome and child undernutrition.