CONGRATULATIONS
to ScienceGrrl Director, Dr Heather Williams… MBE!

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ScienceGrrl chapters get own pages and posts

Some ScienceGrrl chapters have asked to have their own pages and posts here on the ScienceGrrl website. So that’s what we are introducing! You will be able to find individual chapter pages from the top menu under Local. Liverpool and Swansea are the first to go live: It’s up to each group what they want(…)

Does brain size matter: time to stop this nonsense

It’s male and female brains time again! Why are some researchers and journalists hooked on sensationalism? Our resident neurotrash warrior Prof Gina Rippon takes a look behind the headlines at the latest offender. She’s not going anywhere – and we’re not standing for this nonsense any longer. We want better science. Gina  will be tackling(…)

Response to “Women in Scientific Careers” report

Response to “Women in Scientific Careers” report

This morning, the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee have released their Report on ‘Women in Scientific Careers’. The Report sought to examine: why the number of women in STEM academic careers declines up the ladder? what Government, Universities and the HE sector should be doing about it? where women who leave academia(…)

Hi from a Clinical Technologist and nerdy cat lady!

Hi from a Clinical Technologist and nerdy cat lady!

I’m Liz Britland. I have been working as a Clinical Technologist at The Christie Hospital in Manchester for just over a year. My day to day work includes testing X-ray equipment, fluoroscopy equipment and CT Scanners and going to Radiation Protection Meetings for the Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust. I completed my degree in Physics(…)

Edith Stoney – a medical physics pioneer

Edith Stoney – a medical physics pioneer

Last week I was honoured to be one of four medical physicists in the Science Council’s list of 100 leading UK practising scientists, designed to highlight the range of roles available to those working in science. 37% of medical physicists are women, a significant advance on female representation in many fields within physical science. But(…)

ScienceGrrl goes to Number 10

ScienceGrrl goes to Number 10

On 17th December, I took ScienceGrrl to Number 10 Downing Street for a roundtable on how to crack the issue of gender imbalance in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). The location was impressive, not for the surroundings but for the real chance of progress offered by high-level discussions. Our place at the table signifies(…)