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Aquatic ecologist

Kinjia Munkara-Murray

Kinjia Munkara-Murray transformed self doubt into a successful science career Raised in Garramilla (Darwin), Kinjia Munkara-Murray is a proud Tiwi and Rembarrnga woman who spent her childhood exploring the lush tropical undergrowth of Darwin and the Tiwi Islands. “If you couldn’t find me outside in nature, I was probably inside raising caterpillars into butterflies or […]


Claire Orlov was “into everything” at school, but she settled on geology and now as a geoscientist and researcher studying Mars gets to be creative every day At school, Claire was into sport, art, design, history and science, among many other things!  “For most of my time at school I wanted to be a fashion […]

Food researcher

From fungi to drought-resistant crops, food researcher Dr Nipuni Peththa Thanthrige is helping grow the future of agriculture With a background in genetic and molecular biology, Nipuni is using science to help feed the world’s growing population in the face of climate change. Globally, we need to increase food production by 50% to meet demand […]

Environmental health assistant

George Goin’s STEM career as an environmental health assistant has him exploring Perth and helping its people! No two days on the job are the same for George. As an environmental health assistant for the City of Perth, he protects, promotes, and improves public health to prevent people from getting sick from their environment. This […]

Speech pathologist

Sharon Webb - Speech Pathologist

Sharon Webb loves getting up in the morning knowing she’ll be able to make a difference in someone’s life

Biomedical scientist

Alexander Mugford - Biomedical Scientist

A grounding in biomedical science has given Alexander Mugford the perfect foundation on his path to becoming a medical doctor A lover of English at school, biomedical scientist Alexander once considered becoming a writer or working in the creative arts, but switched to science because of all the stable career paths it would open up. […]