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Women’s Health Research Alliance WA (WHRL) Launch


Tuesday 13th September 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia.

Join us for an in-person networking event to celebrate the launch of

the Women’s Health Research Alliance in Western Australia.

Formed by the National Health Research Alliance (AHRA), the Women’s Health Research, Translation Network (WHRTN) is a peak body in women’s health. It is steered by leading women’s health researchers from each of the NHMRC-accredited Research Translation Centres across Australia (including WA Health Translation Network (WAHTN)) and one of WHRTN’s first activities was to establish state-based networks to promote women’s health research.

The Women’s Health Research Alliance (WHRL) was recently formed in Western Australia, supported by an establishment grant as part of the WHTRN 5-year, $5 million grant from the Medical Research Future Fund. Our aim is to leverage and strengthen large-scale national collaborative efforts to improve women’s health and deliver research, translation and impact in agreed priority areas.

Launch Event

Join us for an in-person networking event and hear from our keynote speakers:

  • Professor Anna Nowak (MB BS PhD W.Aust., FRACP) Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) The University of Western Australia. Anna will speak about her successful researcher career and offer insights from a woman’s perspective.
  • Professor John Newnham – Professor Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine), The University of Western Australia. 2020 Senior Australian of the Year. John will provide an overview of what is happening broadly in women’s health research and will discuss the challenges and opportunities in this space.

Also hear from the WHRTN “Early and Mid-Career Researcher Funded Awards” recipients, Dr Kristie Harper and Dr Anne-Marie Eades and the “Emerging Leaders Fellowship” recipient, Associate Professor Ravani Duggan. They will share their experiences and discuss the opportunities these awards have offered them.



Program Summary


5:00 – 5:15pm             Welcome

5:15 – 5:30pm               Professor Anna Nowak

5:30 – 5:45pm             Professor John Newnham

5:45 – 6:00pm             WHRTN Fellowship Recipients

6:00 – 6:30pm             Networking – Drinks and Nibbles


The event is free to attend, however numbers are limited, so please register soon.

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*This is an in-person event only.



WHRL Leads

Dr Jacqueline Frayne, UWA.

Associate Professor Jennifer Stone, UWA