A Day in the Life of Women at UNSW

A series revealing just how much our capable women pack into their every day


Dr Alex Bannigan
Women in Engineering Manager
UNSW Engineering

After 10 years in the US university system as an academic in STEMM, Alex moved back to Australia to help shift the possibilities for women and girls in engineering. Read about Alex's day.

Ashley Milosavljevic
Executive Officer, Office of the Vice-President
Division of Finance and Operations

Graduating from UNSW's Professional Women in Leadership Program in 2016, Ashley tackles challenges head on while keeping to a demanding schedule. Read about Ashley's day


Assoc Prof Haiqing Yu

School of Humanities & Languages
UNSW Arts & Social Sciences

As a single mother with two kids, Haiqing understands what it's like to be a first-generation migrant, a single parent working full-time, and an aspiring leader in academia. Read about Haiqing's day.


Dr Maryam Gusheh

Senior Lecturer and Director, Architecture Discipline
UNSW Built Environment

Maryam's robust skills as a collaborator and critical thinker help to shape her teaching, research and leadership style, fostering her unique approaches to work and life. Read about Maryam's day.


Maxi Ghelani

School Manager, St George and Sutherland Clinical School 
UNSW Medicine

Maxi is a resilient, capable and effective leader, motivated to make a difference for her school and staff everyday. Read about Maxi's day.


Prof Megan Davis
Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous and Director, Indigenous Law Centre

Becoming the first Aboriginal Australian elected to a United Nations body in 2010, Megan is deeply engaged with Indigenous issues and was appointed UNSW's first Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous in 2017. Read about Megan's day.


Assoc Prof Sarah Brough

School of Physics
UNSW Science

Having had her sights set on the stars from a young age, Sarah excels as an astronomer and parent with curiosity and commitment. Read about Sarah's day