Australian Centre for Water
and Environmental Biotechnology

AWMC Seminar Program: Dr Celia Webby

The University of Queensland is part of the national SAGE Pilot of the Athena SWAN program to address and improve gender equity in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) disciplines. Forty-five Australian organisations, including universities, medical research institutions and government research institutions, are involved in the SAGE Pilot of Athena SWAN. The SAGE Pilot of Athena SWAN specifically focuses on improving and supporting career progression in STEMM disciplines, where women are under-represented, and requires organisations to address and improve barriers and challenges people may experience in these fields. This presentation by Dr Celia Webby will detail the SAGE pilot, what it is, why we need it and some early insights from the UQ pilot.



Dr Celia Webby holds the position of School Manager in the School of Public Health.  Celia has over 10 years working in senior management in the higher education sector, including more recently as the Deputy Director (Operations) at UQ’s Centre for Advanced Imaging. Dr Webby commenced her career in research, completing a PhD in Biological Chemistry at Massey University in New Zealand, as well holding a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oxford.  She also holds an MBA from UQ. Throughout her career, Dr Webby has worked to address gender equity in male-dominated fields and has mentored many early-career women. She previously held the position of Director (Secretary) of Women in Technology, which is a peak body for women in technology in Queensland, and currently sits on the Board of Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation.


The Advanced Water Management Centre holds a free weekly seminar series Friday at 9am in the AIBN Seminar Room.

Event Details
Date & Time: 
Friday, 29 June 2018
9am - 10am
Venue: AIBN Building 75, Level 1 Seminar Room

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