In this 2nd Annual Ada Lovelace Lecture, brought to you by Edinburgh Napier and Equate Scotland, Professor Caroline Wilkinson from Liverpool John Moores University will take us on a personal journey through her varied career which combines science with a number of disciplines – including art, forensics, computing and anatomy. She will explore what she has learned along the way and make the case for women in STEM.
Caroline took up the post of Director of the School of Art & Design at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), in October 2014. She has a background in art and science and her research and creative work sits at the forefront of art-science fusion. Caroline is a graduate of the University of Manchester, where she also led the Unit of Art in Medicine 2000-2005 and received a NESTA fellowship to develop a 3D computerised facial reconstruction system. She moved to LJMU from the University of Dundee, where she was Head of Human Identification in the award-winning Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification. Her high-profile facial depiction work includes facial depictions of Richard III, St Nicolas, J.S. Bach, Rameses II and Mary, Queen of Scots. Caroline is also Director of the Face Lab, a LJMU research group. Caroline is accredited as a forensic anthropologist Level I (craniofacial specialism) by the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) and is an experienced forensic practitioner.
Doors open at 5.30pm / Lecture begins at 6pm followed by a Q&A
A reception will follow at 7pm (main foyer)