Women in Research and Innovation
Professor Lesley McAra and Professor Susan McVie
Professor Lesley McAra and Professor Susan McVie at the University of Edinburgh Law School are the leaders of an influential study that underpinned changes in the approach to youth justice.
10 top quotes on equality in research and innovation
To mark International Women’s Day, we gathered insights from people working in research and innovation on why it’s so important to encourage equality in this exciting and innovative field.
Women inspiring others: Rajvant Nijjhar
Inspiring women: Rajvant Nijjhar. Rajvant was the project lead for the BankEnergi project in south London, funded by the Prospering from the Energy Revolution challenge.
Inspiring women: Dana Thompson, PhD student and member of the Faraday Institution ReLib project
Inspiring women: Dana Thompson, PhD student, Faraday Institution. PhD student Dana tells us how her chemistry teacher ignited an interest in research and innovation, and who are female role models are.
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.
Sara Penrhyn Jones
Through participatory filmmaking, Sara Penrhyn Jones, is addressing issues of climate change in communities across the globe.
Professor Lucie Cluver
Lucie Cluver is working with governments and NGOs to help improve the lives of teenagers around the world.
Dr Samantha Lycett
Dr Samantha Lycett is using genetic sequence data to track and predict outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton
Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton is using behavioural neuroscience to help improve high-stress decision-making in the emergency services.
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.