Launch of Academic Women Now

front cover thumbnailAcademic Women Now: experiences of mid-career academic women in Scotland is a new publication featuring the career paths of current mid-career women in academia, all of whom are members of the Young Academy of Scotland. It was launched by Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell on Thursday 9th June at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The launch was followed by a panel discussion and workshop on “Athena SWAN moves to the Arts & Humanities,” where we reflected on the Athena SWAN experience of the STEMM subjects, and consider the likely effects of its extension to Arts & Humanities.

The Academic Women Now: experiences of mid-career academic women in Scotland project was managed by Sharon Ashbrook (Chemistry), Ineke De Moortel (Mathematics) and Aileen Fyfe (History), all of the University of St Andrews.  The publication may be downloaded (pdf) here.


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A lecturer in chemical engineering at the University of Strathclyde since 2008, Ashleigh Fletcher initially trained as a chemist (BSc Chemistry, University of Durham, 1997) before moving into the field of adsorption science during her doctoral studies (PhD, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2000).

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