Diversity and inclusion

WEHI embraces and celebrates diversity amongst our people, and we know the importance that a positive workplace culture can have on our success.

We want to create a fully inclusive workplace and ensure that the diverse voices of our staff and students are heard and can influence policy, practice, and decision-making. This is guided by the key principle, ‘nothing about us, without us’.

WEHI’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

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.

Gender equality in science

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.

Our commitment to reconciliation

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.

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