International Women's Day
Women in research have changed the world. From the advent of computer programming to the discovery of dark matter, female researchers have shaped the course of history.
To celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on 8 March we are showcasing the work of some of our incredible female researchers who are working in health, environment, engineering and digital, plus work from across the UKRI portfolio which has a direct impact on women’s issues.
Heba Bevan, OBE is CEO and founder of UtterBerry, a smart sensor system that monitors infrastructure, and STEM ambassador in primary and secondary schools.
Professor Máire O'Neill
Professor Máire O’Neill leads research into cyber security and is currently looking at ways to create security techniques that are resistant to quantum attacks.
Dr Helen Manchester
Dr Helen Manchester has co-created a range of digital tools to help improve quality of life for older people in care homes.
Professor Lucie Cluver
Lucie Cluver is working with governments and NGOs to help improve the lives of teenagers around the world.
Dr Cat Hobaiter
Dr Cat Hobaiter has spent 14 years studying wild chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest Reserve in Uganda, bringing a new understanding to their communication – and the evolution of language.
Dr Samantha Lycett
Dr Samantha Lycett is using genetic sequence data to track and predict outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Professor Helen Sang
Professor Helen Sang has genetically modified chickens to lay eggs that can be used to treat diseases.
Dr Cristina Banks-Leite
Dr Cristina Banks-Leite is revealing how much rainforest we need to protect in order to maintain biodiversity in these fragile ecosystems.
Professor Adele Jones
Professor Adele Jones is helping to develop a series of video games to help reduce violence against women and girls, through the research centre, None in Three.
BBSRC leader celebrates balance on International Women's Day
Professor Melanie Welham, Executive Chair for BBSRC shares her passion.