28th Feb 2013: Evidence for gender bias in science?

We hear anecdotes about sexism in employment but what’s the evidence for bias against women in science?

Come and hear senior academics and researchers into equality and diversity explain recent research. There’ll be time for a panel discussion and questions from the audience. Men as well as women are welcome. Lunch and coffee provided!


Lucinda Hall graduated in Biology from the University of York in 1978, and gained her PhD from the University of Glasgow in 1981. She joined what was then the London Hospital Medical College in 1986 following four and a half years of post-doctoral research in molecular biology at the University of Geneva. She became Professor of Molecular Microbiology in 2010 and was elected Centre Lead for the Centre for Immunology and Infectious Disease in 2009.

Emily Yarrow is a PhD candidate in The Centre for Equality and Diversity (CRED) and is researching equality and diversity issues in the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Emily has a strong commercial background with experience in finance and business, and she has studied in Edinburgh, Sweden and Newcastle. Emily’s research interests include RAE/REF datasets, equality and diversity, early career academics, and educational inequalities.

When: 28th February 2013, 12-1:30 pm
Where: SEMS Seminar Room, 3/F, Engineering Building, Mile End Campus
Map: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/docs/about/26065.pdf (Building 15)

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17th Nov 2010: “My Experience in Industry – Gender Roles and Gender Wars”

WISE@QMUL will be hosting a lunchtime seminar in the Informatics Hub on Wednesday, 17 Nov. from 12:30-1:30. The Hub can be accessed on the 3rd floor of the Computer Science Building or the Fogg Building or from the stairs and lifts leading to the Bancroft Road Teaching Rooms.

Lunch will be provided but please e-mail wise [at] qmul.ac.uk to book a place.

Dr. Tijana Timotijevic will give a talk on “My Experience in Industry – Gender Roles and Gender Wars”. She is a biomedical and electronic engineer with a career spanning IT, telecommunications and most recently, biomedical engineering, in a variety of roles (researcher, engineer, manager) and sectors (corporate, public, non-for-profit).