At WEHI we strive to foster a flexible working environment that encourages individual differences and promotes collaboration and creativity.
We recognise that talent does not sit within a single identifiable group in our society and that WEHI’s ability to shape contemporary scientific thinking and deliver leading professional services relies on a diversity of thought within our organisation.
Our action to promote gender equality has been recognised with an Athena SWAN Bronze Award from Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) and we offer a range of support for women and gender diverse researchers.
WEHI is working to create a future where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples will be engaged at the scientific frontier, making exciting discoveries and decisions about the future of health in this country, and part of a leading professional services workforce supporting the realisation of these discoveries.
We are committed to creating a culturally safe workplace and offering career development and leadership opportunities to First Nations staff and students.
WEHI began its formal reconciliation journey in 2013, and in May of 2023, we launched our third Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to continue to take on the challenge of implementing meaningful action towards building a reconciled nation.