Women in STEM

In excess of 630,000 women work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) occupations in the UK, including thousands of ground-breaking and innovative researchers, examining subjects as diverse and varied as the cognitive development of infants or developing code for the latest smartphone software. 

The University of Plymouth were therefore proud to present this one day symposium as part of British Science Week (13–22 March 2015), which brought together PhD students, post-doctoral and early career researchers as well as experienced academics to highlight world-class research by women in STEM.

Following a morning of distinguished keynote speakers, including Professor Suzanne Skevington (Professor of health psychology, University of Manchester), Professor Caroline Floccia (Professor in developmental psychology, University of Plymouth), Professor Deborah Greaves (Professor in ocean engineering and Director of the Coast Laboratory, University of Plymouth) and Dr Kerry Howell (Reader in marine ecology, University of Plymouth) and Dr Joanna Bryson (University of Bath), delegates had the chance to participate in structured discussion sessions around career progression, leadership and balancing priorities. 

If you were unable to attend the event, much of the conference content was recorded and has now been made available for you to access. 

Professor Suzanne Skevington

Professor Suzanne Skevington, Professor of health psychology, University of Manchester: What do women want from a good quality of life?

Listen to the presentation from 'Women in STEM' as part of British Science Week (13-22 March 2015).

Dr Joanna Bryson

Dr Joanna Bryson, University of Bath: From psychology, to robots, to philosophy, to biology - tips from an interesting life.

Professor Caroline Floccia

Professor Caroline Floccia, Reader in developmental psychology at the University of Plymouth: 'From civil engineering to infant research'.

Professor Deborah Greaves

Professor Deborah Greaves, Professor in Ocean Engineering and Director of the Coast Laboratory at University of Plymouth: Making waves for offshore renewables.

Dr Kerry Howell

Dr Kerry Howell, Reader in marine ecology at University of Plymouth: Under Pressure - life as a Deep Sea Ecologist.