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Webinar: Progressing female talent in academic institutions

Female Talent Academic Institutions

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What is holding women back in academic institutions?


  • Hilary Lapin-Scott, Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor of Swansea University and winner of the WISE Hero Award 2016; 'Changing the culture to support women to achieve'
  • Professor Susan Wray from University of Liverpool; will discuss how they have built an holistic approach to progressing talent in Liverpool which starts from day one with induction –from Cradle to Chair- and female specific programmes.

Hear what their universities are doing to redress the balance. Registration is essential please book here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/10207078...

Speaker's Biographies

Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott

Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor responsible for Research and Innovation and Strategic Development at Swansea University

WISE Hero Award 2016 winner, Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott is the Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor responsible for Research and Innovation and Strategic Development at Swansea University.

Professor Lappin-Scott is a Trustee of the Daphne Jackson Trust and Alacrity Foundation and Vice President of the Federation of European Microbiology Society (FEMS). She is former President of the Microbiology Society and the International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME). Hilary is also Swansea University’s lead for both Equality and Diversity and Athena SWAN and an elected Board member of the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU).

Her recent work on promoting girls in Science and retaining women in STEM careers include her TedTalk and she advises Australian Universities and Research institutes on best practice on supporting women in STEM. Hilary advises many universities globally on how to improve inclusivity in all they do.

Professor Susan Wray

Professor of Physiology and University Director of Athena SWAN

Is a successful scientist with a lively reputation in her field: the uterus. She is a Professor, Fellow of various bodies and previous Head of the Department of Physiology at the University of Liverpool. She has published many scientific articles and book chapters. teaches science and medical students and her lectures are consistently top-rated. She enjoys mentoring junior colleagues, particularly those with families, and does this for the Physiology Society. She is regularly invited to be a speaker at international meetings and represents her subject on research and editorial boards.

Illustration, Anna Parini.

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