Women in Science: Auckland
Women in Science: Auckland

Celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science with the Neurological Foundation. Hear from some of our fierce female neuroscientists we’ve funded who are taking the science world by storm.

Ellen Melville Centre – Pioneer Women’s Hall, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland
Women in Science: Auckland
18:30 PM
Thursday, 13 February 2020
Register now
Women in Science: Auckland
Women in Science: AucklandEllen Melville Centre – Pioneer Women’s Hall, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland Women in Science: Auckland18:30 PM Thursday, 13 February 2020 Register now
Women in Science: Auckland

On average the Neurological Foundation funds more female neuroscientists, researchers, professors and neurologists than male. On February 11 it’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science so were celebrating our female pride by hosting 4 panel discussions across New Zealand with a group of female neuroscientists we’ve funded. Join us for an all ages event and hear from a panel of female researchers at all different levels of their career discuss what they’re currently working on, why they’ve gone into neuroscience as a profession and their overall thoughts about how it is to be a female working in a science field.

If you think this event would be of interest to a young person we encourage you to bring them along to meet some of our amazing female role models.



Doors and registration will open at 6.00 pm and the event will start promptly at 6.30 pm. There will be a Q&A session after the panel discussion between all members of the panel. After the talk we invite you to stay and mingle for a little while with fellow science enthusiasts and the speakers, there will be nibbles and drinks served during this time.

The Panel

  • Professor Bronwen Connor will be the chair of this panel. She is a Professor in Pharmacology and head of the Neural Reprogramming and Repair Lab at the University of Auckland. Her specific interest is in the identification and development of regenerative strategies to treat neurological disease, with particular focus on the potential use of stem cell therapy and gene transfer techniques for the treatment of brain injury and disease. Bronwen is a graduate of the University of Auckland, graduating with a BSc in Pharmacology and Physiology in 1994 and a PhD in Neuropharmacology in 1997. She then spent three years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA studying the potential use of gene therapy for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

  • Associate Professor Katie Groom

  • Dr Denise Taylor

  • Miss Laverne Robilliard

  • Dr Juliette Cheyne

  • Associate Professor Mhoyra Fraser

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Women in Science: Wellington
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