Fiona Simpson: My Journey in STEM

Dr Fiona Simpson
Research Fellow
Queensland Head and Neck Research Centre
University of Queensland

Dr Fiona Simpson’s candid and honest account of her journey from a disadvantaged background to world-class cancer researcher is a phenomenal read. Although a brilliant student, Fiona’s story reveals that her path to success was rocky and she worked hard, often against the odds, to achieve the position she holds today.

Fiona describes the value of strong female leadership in the teams in which she learned so much, and reflects on observations of the ways in which systems work to disempower women.