Breaking down barriers: standing on the shoulders of Australia’s early female chemists

February 13th, 2023

The authors of a new research article published in Australian Journal of Chemistry have shone a light on what working life was like for women at Australia’s national science agency over the decades.

Using archival footage and interview transcripts, the group observed working life through the eyes of four female trailblazers: Isabel ‘Joy’ Bear, Enid Plante, Catherine Money and Annabelle Duncan.

This research was recently profiled in a CSIROScope blog, Towards gender equity: our female scientists over the years.

Read the Open Access paper in Australian Journal of Chemistry, titled Breaking down barriers: Standing on the shoulders of Australia’s early female scientists.