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40 Years of Medicine Lecture Series - Keynote by Dr Nikki Stamp

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Celebrating 40 Years

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of medicine at UON, and the 10th anniversary of the Joint Medical Program. As part of the anniversary celebrations, we are holding an equity in medicine public lecture series, which will consist of key note lectures throughout the year addressing issues such as gender equity in the health and medical profession; service provision in rural and remote communities; and Indigenous health and well-being.


Keynote by Dr Nikki Stamp
I Look Like a Surgeon

Women continue to be under-represented in medicine, particularly at senior levels, in leadership roles and in certain specialisations such as surgery. In Australia, USA and the UK, only around 10% of surgeons are female despite now over half of medical graduates being women.

Dr Nikki Stamp is a one of only a handful of female cardiothoracic surgeons in Australia, and a mentor and supporter of women in surgery and of women in all careers. She is a participant of the #ILookLikeASurgeon social media campaign, which is a movement based on the idea that ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’, and geared towards providing visible gender role models and showing women everywhere that gender is not an obstacle to achieving your career.

In her keynote lecture, Dr Stamp will explore issues of gender equity in the medical work force, including in her own specialisation of surgery, and will discuss what needs to be done to address the under representation of women in these fields.


Dr Nikki Stamp

Dr Nikki Stamp is a cardiothoracic surgeon, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, writer, TV presenter and gender equity advocate. Dr Stamp graduated from the University of Western Australia and completed specialty training in cardiothoracic surgery. She is known for her commitment to women’s heart health, women in surgery and to evidence-based healthy living.

Dr Stamp has been published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, The American Journal of Surgery, Journal of Surgical Research, ANZ Journal of Surgery, Heart, Lung and Circulation, Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals, and The Journal of Arthroplasty. She writes for the Huffington Post and has appeared as an expert on women in surgery and heart disease on a number of websites and media outlets.

Dr Stamp has also appeared as the host ABC's science program Catalyst in 2017 and was named by Harpers Bazaar Australia as one of their Women of the Year for 2017. She has also been chosen as one of '40 under 40' for Time Out Sydney, as well as one of Mamamia's Inspirational Women You Can Look Up To. Dr Stamp is the host of Podcast One’s Women with Heart and author of Can You Die of a Broken Heart? now available in Australia and overseas.

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