How to get ahead in STEMM?
  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

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The Athena SWAN Charter is a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. 

More recently, its charter has been expanded to recognise work undertaken in the arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law, and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter recognises work undertaken to address gender equality in a broad context, not just barriers to progression that affect women.

This lecture, given by Dr Jenny McKinley of Queen's University Belfast, is an excellent chance to explore the opportunities that Athena SWAN can provide in the STEMM context, allowing good practice to become more widely embedded in STEMM activities.

Jenny is a strong advocate of equality and has led a number of associated initiatives at her own institution with great success and we’re delighted to welcome her to Plymouth. 

About the speaker

Jenny is a member of the School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology at Queen’s, which has a Silver Athena Award. Her particular research and teaching expertise comprises ground and remote-sensed earth processes and also criminal and environmental forensics, with a recurrent theme of Geographical Information Science and geostatistics evident in her work. 

Jenny was elected Executive Vice President (2012-16) of the International Association of Mathematical Geoscientists and is a Chartered Fellow of the Geological Society of London, a member of the Geological Society Forensic Geoscience Group and Communications Officer for the Initiative on Forensic Geology.

All are welcome to this talk. Please email paula.simson@plymouth.ac.uk for queries or further information. 

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