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Women in Science Panel Disucssion for International Womens Day

March 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm / 6:30 pm

Earlier this month the House of Commons select committee on Science and Technology released a report calling for Universities to do more to retain women in scientific careers and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). It is clear that many of these fields are dominated by men, with varying problems in both the recruitment and retention of women.

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, we have invited 5 women who are at the top of their respective fields to talk about their experiences within STEM subjects, and answer your questions. This event will largely be led by you, the audience, so please come with questions in mind, we’re keen to hear your thoughts on the issues and give you the opportunity to engage as much as possible in this event.

Please pre-submit questions to chair@mdu.manchester.ac.uk or using this form http://goo.gl/forms/dof4fDw8Zl


– Professor Kathryn Else
Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Immunology in the Faculty of Life Sciences.

– Professor Rachel Calam
Professor of Child and Family Psychology, Head of the School of Psychological Sciences.

– Dr Therese Lawlor-Wright
Lecturer in School of Mechanics, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE).

– Dr Nina Teasdale
Honorary Research Associate, School of Social Sciences.

– Dr Helen Ryder
Equality and Diversity Advisor, School of Chemical Engineers and Analytical Science.

Chair – Becky Montacute
President of the Manchester Debating Union and PhD Student in Immunology and Neuroscience.

We look forward to seeing and hearing from you all on Thursday!

The views expressed in these debates are not necessarily those of the Manchester Debating Union. If you are affected or offended by any of the discussions and would like to provide feedback to our equity officer, please do so via our contact form.


March 5, 2015
5:00 pm / 6:30 pm
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Robert Naylor


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