Our Diversity and inclusion commitment

At Murdoch Children's Research Institute, we are proud of our diversity and believe it drives our innovation. We are committed to creating a culture of inclusivity, equity and respect that celebrates the many genders, ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, abilities, religions and sexual orientations within our organisation. We encourage and celebrate the diverse voices of our staff and students, and the communities we serve. We hope you feel welcome.


Our people make us who we are. A focus on diversity and inclusion is vital to enriching our ability to attract, retain, and develop our exceptional workforce of brilliant minds. We encourage each other to draw upon our unique experiences, skills and knowledge in ways that enhance our mission, to ensure every child can live a healthy and fulfilled life.

We strive towards a diverse and inclusive workplace, not just within the institute but in all our work including participant research and patient groups.

We have clear, written policies on Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity to prohibit harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

Our committee

A team of passionate employees make up our Diversity and Inclusion Committee, who regularly meet and collaborate with our campus partners.

While our initial focus is to advance diversity and inclusion at all levels of the institute, our committee is also committed to supporting researchers to embed Diversity and Inclusion at all levels of our work when we engage with the community in all of its diversity (from participant research to patient groups etc.)

Our committee operates through four working groups spanning Accessibility, Cultural Diversity, Gender Equity and Pride.

Our commitment to Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - Athena Swan Bronze Award

MCRI has been awarded the Athena Swan Bronze Award by Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE). The accolade has recognised our efforts to drive organisational progress towards equity, diversity and inclusion.

The Bronze Award marks an institution’s commitment to dismantling gender-based barriers and helping to achieve systemic, structural and cultural change, using a personalised approach. SAGE also has a strong focus on intersectionality to ensure gender equity is achieved for all.

In becoming SAGE subscribers, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is committed to upholding the Athena Swan Principles of Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Read more about MCRI receiving the Athena Swan Bronze Award.

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We are members of the Australian Disability Network.

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