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Sigrid Mather

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Sigrid combines her love for science with her passion for storytelling to translate scientific research on issues important to young people. She believes everyone should have access to accurate scientific information that is easy-to-understand regardless of their education status.

She has researched with the University of Queensland in both biomedical science and scientific pedagogy and has spent three years assisting students outside the classroom to develop their love for learning. She has also advocated for the protection of the rights of young people with the Queensland Family and Child Commission, and volunteers in overseas healthcare initiatives to combat the understaffing crisis. Her love of science is largely thanks to a few patient people who took the time to explain complex ideas to her in a way she could understand. Now, Sigrid would like to do the same for others.

Articles by Sigrid Mather

On ADHD: This is why you’re grieving

This piece is the second in a three-part instalment on Neurodivergence, see On ASD: Understanding Your Powerful Brain. It is also a response to ADHD: A Hard Pill to Swallow by Anjelica (she/her) 23, NSW. Words by Sigrid (she/her) 21 QLD Dear Anjelica, Society has failed you. It isolated you and dehumanised you because it…

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On ASD: Understanding Your Powerful Brain

Words by Sigrid (she/her) 21 QLD Neurodivergent people have a unique way of perceiving and interacting with the world that brings with it a unique set of strengths and challenges. They are not deficient, but harmful stigmas and copious misconceptions mean they are often perceived as such. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of the…

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How to have a hot person summer all year round

Words by Sigrid (she/her) 21 QLD Making sun safety sexy isn’t just a priority for the summer. Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the entire world, and unfortunately, us Aussies aren’t immune to skin damage, especially during the colder months of 2024. Them: “Skin cancer is an old person’s issue. I’m young…

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Why does everyone keep telling me to breathe?

Words by Sigrid (she/her) 21 QLD Are you breathing right now? Clearly, yes. And clearly, you were breathing before I asked you this question. But now I’ve drawn your attention to it: to whether you’re breathing through your mouth or nose, to how fast or slow, how deep. Now, it is you in control of…

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Count Her In – The Gender Pain Gap

Our Creative Residents share their thoughts in response to International Women’s Day 2024. Words by Sigrid (she/her), 21 QLD   Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress. Research has shown that when women are empowered economically, our health improves. So, in the lead up to International Women’s Day, I bring you the science behind…

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