Diversity and inclusion


As part of the Diversity Strategic Plan 2018-2023, we aim to support improvement throughout the Australian orthopaedic community in relation to:
  • culture and leadership
  • advocacy and engagement
  • flexibility
Click here to see our progress.

In order to meet objectives from the Strategic Plan, AOA have developed the Orthopaedic Women's Link (OWL), Champions of Change Working Group, and Cultural Inclusion Working Group to take action on diversity issues and to encourage collaboration within the membership.

OWL advocates for women in orthopaedics and within AOA, aiming to encourage and support women throughout their orthopaedic careers. 

The Champions of Change Working Group aims to work with the AOA Board, Orthopaedic Women's Link (OWL) Committee and AOA membership to address diversity within the organisation and membership.

The Cultural Inclusion Working Group aims to advise and make recommendations to the AOA Board on matters regarding the inclusion of Australians of all cultures with the purpose of fostering diversity at AOA.

For further information about OWL, Champions of Change or the Cultural Inclusion Working Group, please contact michelle.white@aoa.org.au

Diversity, equality and inclusion

AOA President Andrew Ellis and OWL Chair Jennifer Green presented at the British Orthopaedic Association's (BOA) 2020 Virtual Congress on diversity at AOA and progress made since implementing the Diversity Strategic Plan 2018-2023.