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WA data science leader named in State’s top 20 women in technology

Yasmine Phillips

03/12/2019

The Director of the WA Data Science Innovation Hub, a joint initiative of Curtin University and the State Government, has been named one of the State’s top 20 women in technology as part of the Women in Tech WA’s list.

 

Dr Liz Dallimore.

 

Dr Liz Dallimore was included in the 2019 Tech [+] list in recognition of her outstanding contribution to developing the strategic vision for the WA data science industry and her role in inspiring other women to consider careers in science and technology.

A research and commercialisation specialist, Dr Dallimore now heads the Curtin University-based WA Data Science Innovation Hub, which is supported by the State Government and brings together start-ups, universities, industry and government stakeholders to help drive digital innovation across the sectors of oil and gas, mining and agriculture.

Curtin University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Professor Chris Moran congratulated Dr Dallimore, adding that the awards are an important showcase for WA’s outstanding female scientists and STEM professionals working across all sectors.

“Dr Dallimore is not only driving innovation in data science, she is also a passionate STEM advocate who volunteers her time to give back to young people following a similar path,” Professor Moran said.

“This award also acknowledges the commitment Dr Dallimore has shown to mentoring the next generation of leaders to follow in her very successful footsteps.”

Dr Dallimore sits on the boards of the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science and the WA Committee for AusBiotech; as well as the Scitech STEM Advisory Panel, helping it shape the next generation of STEM graduates.

Dr Dallimore said she was very proud to be named among the state’s top women in science, technology and innovation.

“I am honoured to be acknowledged alongside some of WA’s brightest minds and am delighted to help shine a light on how rewarding the study of STEM subjects – and a career in those fields – can be,” Dr Dallimore said.

The State Government allocated $800,000 from its New Industries Fund to establish the WA Data Science Innovation Hub with Curtin University matching that contribution over four years.

WiTWA is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a framework for women in technology and science to come together. Its Patron is former WA Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley.