Celebrating women's roles in the University and beyond

For International Women's Day 2019, we reflect on the stories, achievements and roles of women

Discover their stories

Tina Joshi

Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology in the School of Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology Society policy committee member, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Athena Swan Self Assessment Team member, Venus Awards finalist for inspirational woman in STEM 2019.

Finding ways to combat the growing problem of worldwide antibiotic resistance - Meet Tina

"Modern medicine is underpinned by antibiotic use, and it’s a huge issue that bacteria are becoming resistant."

Imogen Napper

PhD student working with Professor Richard Thompson in the University's International Marine Litter Research Unit.

Researching plastic pollution within the marine environment - Meet Imogen

"It shocked me, it angered me, but also gave me a lot of curiosity – where are all those tiny bits of plastic coming from?"

Celebrating the strength of ‘ordinary’ women on International Women’s Day

I want to remember and acknowledge the strength and achievements of women, particularly those in the South West (including Plymouth) during the Great War... appreciating the impact that a community of women who came together to work for their country had.

A think piece from Dr Judith Rowbotham