Picture a Scientist national screening and panel

On 16 May 2022, there are free public screenings of the film Picture a Scientist followed by a live-streamed panel discussion on how to make science more diverse, equitable and open to all.

Picture a Scientist is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists.  A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences—overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination and years of subtle slights—to revolutionise the culture of science.  From cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable and open to all.

This event is presented by the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy for Health and Medical Sciences, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, the Australian Research Council, the ARC Training Centres for Joint Biomechanics, Information Resiliance, Innovative BioEngineering and Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM), and the Australian Cobotics Centre.

Panel moderators

  • Professor Hala Zreiqat AM FAA FTSE FAHMS, University of Sydney
  • Maya Anderson, University of Sydney

Panel members

  • Professor Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop AO FAA, EQUS
  • Professor Simon Bronitt, University of Sydney
  • Professor Jennifer Barrett, University of Sydney
  • Professor Rae Cooper AO, University of Sydney
  • Monet Trevisan, University of Sydney

Brisbane screenings

  • Location: QUT Gardens Theatre, X Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
  • Time: 5:00–8:30 pm AEST; 5:00 pm, arrival and refreshments; 5:30 pm, Vice Chancellor's welcome; 5:45 pm, film screening; 7:30 pm, panel discussion
  • Cost: Free registration and refreshments
  • Location: Learning Theatre N201, Hawken Engineering Building (Bldg 50), UQ St Lucia Campus, Staff House Road, Brisbane, QLD 4072
  • Time: 5:00–8:30 pm AEST; 5:00 pm, arrival and refreshments; 5:45 pm, welcome from Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales (via webinar); 6:00 pm, film screening; 7:30 pm, live panel discussion (via webinar)
  • Cost: Free registration

Canberra screening

  • Location: The Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science, 15 Gordon St, Acton
  • Time: 5:30–8:30 pm AEST
  • Cost: Free registration there will be no food or beverage served, and no food or beverage is permitted in the Shine Dome theatre

Sydney screening

  • Location: CPC Auditorium, John Hopkins Dr, The University of Sydney 2006 NSW
  • Time: 5:00–8:30 pm AEST; 5:00 pm, arrival and refreshments; 5:45 pm, screening commences; 7:30–8:30 pm, panel discussion
  • Cost: Free registration, complimentary snacks and refreshments

Melbourne screening

  • Location: Swinburne University of Technology, TBA
  • Time: 5:30–8:30 pm AEST
  • Cost: Free registration

Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.