Equality and Diversity

Choosing a career in STEMM... having a career in STEMM... and work/life balance

Wed Oct 01 14:39:00 BST 2014

17 October 2014 - 12.15pm to 2.00pm

In the 5th of these seminars three other women in STEMM speak candidly about key milestones in their choices of academia and work/life balance challenges.  This seminar will be chaired by Dr Jane White.

Professor Karen EdlerProfessor Karen Edler - leader of the Edler Research Group and Professor of Soft Matter (Chemistry). She came to Bath in 2000, first as a Dorothy Hodgkin Royal Society Research Fellow, then Senior Lecturer and then Reader. Her research group aims to investigate the principles of structure formation in self-organising systems on length scales ranging from tens of Angstroms to microns.





Professor Chris GriffinProfessor Chris Griffin - she has been involved in a wide variery of research projects. Much of her recent work explores the relationship between identities and consumption for young people, with a long-standing interest in gender relations and young women's negotiation of contemporary feminity. She is an elected Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Chartered Member of the BPS. She is a leading figure in the development of qualitative research in psychology.




Dr Irene TurnerDr Irene Turner - Reader in Mechanical Engineering.  Her main research is into the development of bioceramics for use as bone substitute materials and bioactive coatings. She is an elected fellow of IOM3 and a Fellow of the Women's Engineering Society. She is Chair of the IOM3 Women in Materials Steering Group who organise national meetings promoting mentoring and career progression for women in engineering. They organised a major event in London to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June 2014. She is married with two daughters.




Athena SWAN is a Charter for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine. To attend this seminar please book a place and a free lunch by 13 October 2014 on diversity@bath.ac.uk. You will be given details about the venue nearer the date of the event. Places are limited.