Dr Ros Kemp has been named as this year's winner of the Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS) Miriam Dell Award, for her work inspiring female immunologists across Australasia. Ros was recognised with the Award for her work with students and for furthering the goals of the Women’s Initiative of the Australasian Society for Immunology.
A major component of the Initiative is to provide mentorship opportunities for female immunologists at all stages of their career, coordinated and managed by Roslyn. Since its introduction in December 2013, more than 85 mentors have been added to the Women’s Initiative programme, and more than 25 mentoring relationships have been established.
“Roslyn has an outstanding ability to inspire female students at graduate and postgraduate level,” says University of Otago immunologist Dr Joanna Kirman, who nominated her for the Award.