The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Dr Kudzai Kanhutu and Dr Anita Goh have been recognised as Superstars of STEM by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews, and Science & Technology Australia.
Now in its fifth year, Superstars of STEM have celebrated Australian female scientists and technologists, while smashing society’s gender assumptions about scientists and their roles and responsibilities.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Dr Anita Goh is a shining star in the field of mental health. She is a research fellow and project manager at the National Ageing Research Institute, and works clinically at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, in the Neuropsychiatry Unit, with the world’s first Huntington’s disease clinic.
Dr Kudzai Kanhutu is leader in digital health. She is an infectious diseases physician, telehealth clinical lead and Deputy Medical Information Officer at The RMH. While she is a self-confessed health tech nerd, Kudzai is a current board member for the Health Informatics Society Australia and clinical reference lead for the Australian Digital Health Agency.
Kudzai’s current research undertakings are in the areas of virtual care, digital literacy and the impact of housing stress on refugee health outcomes.
Superstars of STEM supports female scientists and technologists with advanced communication skills and provided them with genuine opportunities to use these skills – in the media, on the stage and in speaking with decision makers.
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