Panel discussion: Experiences of getting to the top in academia

Date: Friday, June 17th
Time: lunchtime (12pm)
Location: Whitechapel Lecture Theatre

As part of the QMUL Gradfest, we are inviting four panel members from academia telling us about their ways to the top.

  • Elizabeth Kuipers: Professor of Psychology at King’s College London. She received a lifetime achievement award from Women in Science and Engineering in 2013.
  • Valerie Gibson: Head of the High Energy Physics Research Group in the Cavendish, University of Cambridge. She is a champion of Women in Science and spearheaded the Cavendish Laboratory’s success at achieving an Athena SWAN Gold award in 2014.
  • Liz Sockett: Professor at the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham.
  • Eva Sorensen: Professor of Chemical Engineering at UCL where she works on Fluid Separations. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, as well as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and was awarded the Exxon Mobil Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2013.

Life as a Female Pharmacologist in Academia – Prof. Amrita Ahluwalia

The first WISE@QMUL event of 2016 saw vascular pharmacologist and WISE Award holder, Prof. Amrita Ahluwalia, take to the stage at the Charterhouse Square campus. Well-known as an engaging and entertaining speaker, even the change from the usual location at the Mile End campus didn’t deter the crowd.

The tone of the talk was set early on: although Amrita had no doubt that the enjoyment of science experienced by men and women was the same, women, she said, had a trickier time navigating the career progression than men. Addressing this problem is something she has dedicated a lot of her life to.

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Movie screening: CODE – Debugging the Gender Gap

Date: 11th May 2016
Time: 6pm
Room: Fogg Lecture Theatre, Mile End Campus

The movie is 80 minutes long and will be followed by a discussion. There is also going to be wine and nibbles, so please RSVP so that we can provide enough catering:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/codedebugging-the-gender-gap-tickets-24954514625

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