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Where are women in science: sharing learning and good practice

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University of Chester, Parkgate Road Campus

Hollybank 002

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

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About the event: In this event, which is being run by the Department of Biological Sciences, we will explore where women are in science: which disciplines, their roles, and science focus. Learning from historical perspectives and current initiatives we aim to develop future plans to promote equality and diversity.

The session will include:

  • A talk by Prof. Cynthia Burek, Chair of Geoconservation at the University of Chester. A geologist and geoconservationist of international renown, and long-time promoter of women in science, Cynthia will discuss her work, including the awareness raising initiatives she has been involved in and reflections on their success.

  • A discussion workshop with Dr. Lottie Hosie, Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences with expertise in female mate choice, particularly in amphibians! Lottie also has long been interested in the research focus of women in science. Do women carry out science differently? Are some research questions more frequently addressed by female scientists? Do female scientists more frequently act as mentors? This workshop will include a discussion of how this analysis can be used to better support both women and men in science.

  • Insights into promoting equality and diversity in the scientific community from an external speaker (details to be released at a later date).

The outputs of this event will be practical solutions for promoting diversity and equality. The event will be live tweeted to allow a wider discussion.

Who is it for: All welcome! Open to all staff and students. We are keen to ensure that our gender-focussed events are of interest to people of all genders, therefore we encourage those who book a place to encourage a colleague, friend or family member to book and attend the event too!

What you will gain from attending: This afternoon is a celebration of the achievements of women in science and a discussion of how women have historically fitted within science career frameworks, and identification of gaps that should be addressed in the future.

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University of Chester, Parkgate Road Campus

Hollybank 002

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CH1 4BJ

United Kingdom

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