Dr Emily Handley

Raised on the remote and beautiful northwest coast of Tasmania, Emily earned her PhD in Medical Research in 2019. Her project explored the protective role of female hormones in brain conditions such as motor neuron disease and dementia. This enabled her to highlight the gaps in our knowledge of women’s health and the lack of understanding in the field about female hormones. So began a passion for communicating research, along with mentoring girls from rural areas who want a career in science.

Emily is currently working in Germany as a postdoctoral researcher and continues to advocate for better health for women through international meetings and organisations. When she’s not peering down a microscope or tapping away at her computer, she can be found outside hiking, river rafting, and cycling.