IWD: Celebrating Women Researchers Focused on Sustainable Development

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For International Women's Day, join us in celebrating women researchers focused on sustainable development

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Online Event: Zoom link and password provided to registered attendees on the morning of the event

Wednesday 10th March

International Women's Day: Celebrating Women Researchers Focus on Sustainable Development

Please join STEM Equals to celebrate International Women's Day with a focus on the contributions women researchers are making in sustainable development

When: Wednesday 10th March from 3:30pm-5:00pm (GMT

3:30pm: Welcome and Introduction

3:40pm-4:25pm: Three Keynote Speakers: Dr Tracy Morse, Dr Tosin Somorin, Ms Jenala Chipungu

4:30pm: Panel discussion and Q&A

Where: Online - Zoom link and password provided to registered attendees on the morning of the event

Free event; Registration required

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Dr Tracy Morse is a Senior Lecturer in environmental health and Head of University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Sustainable Development. She has 20 years of experience working and living in Malawi, where she led an interdisciplinary team working in public health research. Her research has focussed on environmental health based challenges and solutions, working hand in hand with partners in government, non governmental organisations, civil society, private sector and communities, to provide evidence that has informed government policies and training programmes.

Dr Tosin Somorin has a track record in developing innovative clean energy technologies and integrated energy and environmental solutions for low and middle-income countries. She joined the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (University of Strathclyde) as a Lecturer/Chancellor Fellow (Energy) in July 2019, bringing on-board 8 years’ multidisciplinary research experience in Applied Sciences and Engineering. Prior to this, she was at Cranfield University, developing sanitary micro-combustors for the on-site conversion of human waste to energy, as part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded project “Nano Membrane Toilet”. Tosin has co-authored more than 20 journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters. She is one of the recipients of the 2017 Women Leaders Milton Keynes Awards and has an ongoing commitment to encourage girls to a career in STEM.

Ms Jenala Chipungu is a Senior Social Behavioural Research Fellow based in Zambia, at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) where she leads the Social and Behavioural Science Research Group. She holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Liverpool (UK) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies and Psychology from the University of Zambia. Jenala has a wealth of experience (8years) in social behavioural research including formative research, intervention design and randomised controlled trial evaluations aimed at advancing achievement towards sustainable development goals specifically in areas of good health and wellbeing (SDG 3) and water, sanitation and hygiene (SDG 6), areas which her research directly impacts.

Recording: The event will be recorded and shared on Youtube after it is transcribed and closed captioning is added.

About STEM Equals: The STEM Equals project is a four year research and impact project focused on women and LGBT+ people in STEM in both academia and in industry. Through an intersectional lens, the project focuses on working cultures within higher education and industry, including better understanding the experiences of and addressing systemic inequalities faced by women and LGBT staff in STEM disciplines. The project industry partner is BAM Nuttall and the project is funded by EPSRC under the Inclusion Matters initiative, with matched funding from the University of Strathclyde. On Twitter: @STEMEquals Website: www.stemequals.ac.uk

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