I am a lesbian and I am a laboratory manager.//
Despite a degree in environmental biology, I have been the lab manager at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at UNSW for 25 years. I work in that amazing space between scientist and engineer, between student and staff, and between teaching and research. I see how diversity and difference feed innovation. Slowly institutions are increasingly valuing this diversity in people as well as discipline. I love “out of the box” thinking but lament the fact that all the safety rules and forms are actually in the box.