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Queens Medical Research Institute

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Inspiring People 3

Edinburgh Clinical Medical School

Athena SWAN





This third Inspiring Day is relevant for EVERYONE. The Deaneries of Molecular, Genetics & Population Health Sciences and Clinical Sciences form Edinburgh Clinical Medical School, and are holding this Inspiring People Day to encourage all staff and students to embrace and promote Equality and Diversity as the best way for everyone to achieve their career potential.

The talks will address the strategies that are being used to ensure equality and diversity becomes embedded, and career stories from within and outwith the Deaneries will illustrate real life challenges and solutions.

Our Inspirational Speakers include:

  • Sir Jim Smith FRS (Director of Science at The Wellcome Trust)
  • Professor Sara Mole (University College London)
  • Professor Candy Rowe (Newcastle University)
  • Dr James Howie (Founder ASCUS Art and Science)

Lunch and refreshments will be provided and discussion encouraged.




9:20
Registration
9:30
Morning session:
Chair: Professor Julia Dorin
Introduction and Welcome
Dr Catherine Elliott, College Registrar for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine,
The University of Edinburgh
9:45
Athena SWAN at Edinburgh Clinical Medical School
Professors Carmel Moran & Dr Susan Farrington
Co-Convenors of Edinburgh Clinical Medical School Athena SWAN,
The University of Edinburgh
10:05
Wellcome’s approach to Diversity and Inclusion
Professor Sir Jim Smith, Director of Science at Wellcome Trust
10.45
Ducks on a pond: supporting atypical careers
Professor Devi Sridhar, The University of Edinburgh
11:05
Break – Fyffe room (located upstairs)
11:30
How we found Gold at UCL
Professor Sara Mole, University College London
12.00
Beyond academia: a life in art and science
Dr James Howie, Founder & Managing Director of ASCUS
12.20
Lunch and Discussion, Fyffe Room (located upstairs)
13.20
Thinking big: Our Faculty approach to EDI
Chair: Dr Donald Davidson, The University of Edinburgh
Professor Candy Rowe, Newcastle University
13.50
Institutional approaches to gender equality: what has been
achieved and what more can we do?
Professor Jane Norman, Vice-Principal People and Culture,
The University of Edinburgh
14:10
Benefits and costs of always saying yes: my career story
Dr Emily Sena, The University of Edinburgh
14:30
Defeating Dementors
Mrs Rosie Russell, The University of Edinburgh
14:50
Shared parental leave: warts and all
Mr Paul Clark, The University of Edinburgh
15:10
The swan in Athena SWAN: a peek under the surface
Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson, The University of Edinburgh
15:25
Break – Fyffe Room (located upstairs)
15:55
Question Time and Panel Discussion with questions from the floor
16.25
Closing Comments
Professor Moira Whyte, Head of the College of Medicine and Veterinary
Medicine, The University of Edinburgh,
16:35
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Wellcome Trust Auditorium

Queens Medical Research Institute

Little France

Edinburgh

EH16 4TJ

United Kingdom

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Organiser Julia.Dorin@ed.ac.uk

Organiser of Inspiring People 3

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