Athena SWAN Lead

Scientia Professor Fiona Stapleton

Scientia Professor Fiona Stapleton, School of Optometry and Vision Science

Fiona was awarded her PhD from City University and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at University College London. She moved to Australia and was the first female Head of School of Optometry and Vision Science in Australia and New Zealand (2007-2019). She is currently Scientia Professor at UNSW, Associate Dean (Enterprise) Faculty of Science (2018-2021).

A pre-eminent scientist and clinician, Fiona has been committed to the mentoring and development of women in STEM throughout her career and leadership roles. With an enthusiastic and effective commitment to gender equity and advocacy she has implemented strategies for the support of women at work and has personally mentored dozens of female HDR students, postdoctoral fellows and academic staff.

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Past Athena SWAN Academic Leads

Arts & Social Sciences

UNSW Canberra at ADFA




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