WA forming a new alliance to boost collaboration on women’s health and research

The Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN) in partnership with the Women’s Health Research Translation and Impact Network (WHRTN) has proudly launched the Women’s Health Research Alliance WA (WHRL).

Women researchers and women’s health researchers came together for the sold out launch event on the 13th of September 2022 at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia (UWA). The event featured a welcome by WAHTN’s new Executive Director, Professor Ian Everall, followed by introductions to WHRL leads Dr Jacqueline Frayne and Associate Professor Jennifer Stone. The key note speaker was Professor Anna Nowak, acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at UWA. Anna is a medical oncologist and clinician scientist who gave an inspirational speech titled “Fall seven times, and get up eight – research, resilience, and the power of purpose”.







The WHRTN Early and Mid-Career Researcher Awardees, Associate Professor Georgia Halkett and Dr Anne-Marie Eades, and the WHRTN Emerging Leaders Fellowship Awardee, Associate Professor Ravani Duggan, gave the audience an insight into the experiences their awards opened up for them.

A networking event followed the formal presentations, giving the attendees a chance to meet new people, forge new relationships and chat to Anna, Ian, Jennifer and Jacquie.

The Network welcomes the involvement of all people in WA with an interest in women’s health research. Follow the link below to sign up to be part of the network or to stay up to date with WHRL’s latest activities.



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