Members Now

This page is dedicated to current members of Graduate Women Victoria who have stories to tell, or news to share.  Please send the details to Marian Quartly.

Lynette Peterson

Lynette Peterson has a long career behind her as a teacher and researcher in Geography. Here is her story.

Marilyn Godley

Marilyn Godley first joined Graduate Women Victoria in the early 1980s. Then and now she has worked to create scholarship opportunities for Indigenous women students. Her memories of the early years can be accessed here.

Ameena Payne

Ameena Payne is an early career educator. She teaches within the disciplines of Education and Business in both higher education and vocational education, and her students are adult learners. Visit her website to follow her academic journey.

Tara-Lyn Camilleri Carter

Tara-Lyn Carter is a PhD candidate at Monash University, studying evolutionary biology, and an active member of our committee. Here is an account of her research.

Rosy van der Vlies

Rosy van der Vlies joined Graduate Women Victoria carrying on a membership of Graduate Women International which she joined through the Dutch Graduate Women’s association. Here is her story.

Erica Jolly

Erica Jolly has been a long-term member of the South Australian branch of Graduate Women, now a member of Graduate Women Victoria. I asked her to write a brief note introducing herself and her achievements. Here is her response.

Kerry Bennett

Kerry Bennett is Head of Graduate House at the University, and also CEO of the Graduate Union, an international body of graduates. She is also one of our newest members. Read here about her wonderfully varied career.

Jo O’Neil

Jo is a pharmacologist. Her career which she describes here demonstrates how varied and rewarding a life in science can be for women.

Jennifer Strauss

Without Jenny Strauss’ energetic leadership, Graduate Women Victoria may have gone out of business years ago. Here is her inspiring story.

Deborah Haydon

Deborah Haydon is a modest woman who tends to downplay her achievements, but she has done much in recent years to help bring the Australian Federation of Graduate Women into the twenty-first century. Here is her story in her own words.

Alison Harcourt

Alison Harcourt has made major contributions to the development of statistics, in Australia and globally. Her discoveries have impacted on the measurement of poverty in Australia and the way the electoral system works in this country. A technique she developed as part of her research for her honours degree in Arts, ‘integer linear programming’, remains a fundamental mathematical tool today. Here is her story.