We celebrate our Extraordinary women in parasitology on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2020.


This image shows just a fraction of the many incredible women who work in parasitology.

Celebrating women’s achievements and increasing visibility, while calling out inequality, is key.

The ASP recognises and values the wealth of talent, creativity and discoveries achieved by women in parasitology. We acknowledge that women continue to be under-represented in the field, particularly at senior levels. The Society is, therefore, committed to gender equality in our discipline and in the Society. This goal of gender equality is important for two reasons. The first reason relates to the science we conduct. We recognise that women are under-represented at conferences, particularly in invitations to speak. Thus, the important contributions and discoveries made by a significant portion of our community remain under-recognised. Second, career development in the sciences is driven not only by publication output but also by prestige measures; thus, equal representation at conferences and recognition by awards is important for women to thrive and develop in their careers.

Read more in our Principles, By-Laws, and Guidelines https://www.parasite.org.au/the-society/constitution/