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The WEN web-mentoring for early career researcher (ECR) women in academia is a mentoring initiative aimed at supporting ECR women in academia (i.e. Post-docs, Level B and Level C academics) across Australia. The program consists of four online thematic mentoring sessions throughout 2023-2024. These sessions will cover a range of essential topics, including research, teaching, and service.

Registration to the first three sessions is free and open to any ECR woman in academia, regardless of WEN membership status.

Each session is structured as follows:

A panel of two senior women academics discussing the session topic facilitated by a moderator:

  • 30-minute panel discussion (which will be recorded)
  • 10-minute Q&A
  • 20-minute break-out room discussion session (which will allow registered participants to interact closely with each other and the mentors in a safe environment and will not be recorded)

Registered mentees who are unable to attend their session of interest will have access to the recording.


  • Swee-Hoon Chuah 
  • Tina Rampino 
  • Marian Vidal 
  • Duygu Yengin


We are seeking expressions of interest on an ongoing base from any academic level D or level E women economists interested in contributing as a panelist for future sessions and editions of the program. Accessing a diverse and decently sized pool of mentors will ensure the quality, sustainability, and continuity of this initiative.

Senior colleagues can provide their availability by filling out this form, which will only take a couple of minutes of their time.


Teaching Mentoring Panel Session

Details of the next mentoring session will be available soon.


Dr Frédérique Bracoud is a focused Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland. She has been lecturing in Financial Economics and Financial Literacy at the School of Economics, University of Queensland, since 2007. Before joining UQ, she was a lecturer at the University of Liverpool and Keele University (UK). As part of her scholarship of teaching, Frédérique designed the three-colour tutorial that customises learning activities to students' level of preparedness. She is the winner of several teaching awards in her School, Faculty, and UQ. She contributed to two reviews of the Bachelor of Economics at UQ and to the digital uplift of the programme. Frédérique hosted the Australasian Teaching Economics Conference in Brisbane in 2015 and 2021 and was a member of the organising committee for the Australian Conference of Economists in 2023.

Frédérique is the current Vice-Chair of the Queensland branch of WEN and an Executive Director on the ESA Queensland Committee.


Louisa is a Professor of Economics at QUT and leads the Behaviours and Decisions in Agriculture and Natural Resources Program at the Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology  (BEST). Her main research focus is the measurement and assessment of economic and social values to inform decision-makers in the management of natural resources.

Louisa has an extensive record of teaching innovation and has received awards and commendations for her work in the UK and Australia. At QUT, Louisa has led the teaching and delivery of economic literacy within the Business degree program for 30,000+ students.

Louisa is the current Chair of the Queensland branch of WEN. She is an advocate for women in economics and has extensive experience mentoring women in academia, the public sector, and industry.


Dr Tina Rampino is a Research Fellow at the Australian Institute for Business and Economics (AIBE) at the University of Queensland. She is an applied economist with experience in labour economics, education, health, and innovation, predominantly working with surveys and administrative data to produce academic and commissioned research outputs. She is particularly passionate about providing evidence to inform policymakers on the causes of disadvantage for the most vulnerable members of society.  

Tina is a founding member of WEN. She was the inaugural Chair of the Queensland Branch of WEN and the designer of its ongoing mentoring programme. She is currently serving as the Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW) Stirring Committee Chair.


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