Women in Science – Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

18th January 2013 1pm – 2:30pm

The Budden Lecture Theatre (Architecture 149 on map), Abercromby Square

Professor Paul Walton York, Athena Gold Department, University of York and Sarah Buckman, Head of Scientific Engagement, The Royal Society

Professor Paul Walton

Title: Equality for Women in Academia. Now, Sometime, Never?

Abstract:  Women in universities continue to get a raw deal.  Pay rates, promotion, the key jobs, the most influential positions are all strongly gender-biased in favour of men.  So why, in this ‘equality age’, is Higher Education still so unfair to women?  And, once we know that, what can be done to address the problem?

Bio: Paul Walton is Professor of Chemistry at the University of York.  He served as head of department from 2004 until 2010.  During that time the department achieved an Athena Swan gold award for its work on gender equality.  Paul has held several national positions including the current chair of Heads of Chemistry UK, and editor of the inorganic chemistry journal Dalton Transactions.

Sarah Buckman

Title: The work of the Royal Society in promoting and increasing diversity in science 

Sarah Buckman Sarah is Head of Scientific Engagement at the Royal Society, where among other things she leads a new programme of work entitled “Leading the way: increasing diversity in the scientific workforce“. Previously, Sarah worked as a Senior Policy Adviser, leading on Athena SWAN for the Equality Challenge Unit.


Dr Jan Bogg, Director of FHLS Athena Swan and the Institute Leads/team representatives will be available following the event, for comments and questions on the Institutes Athena Swan Silver award plans.

The event is for staff and postgraduate students. If you would like to attend the event is free, booking is required as seating is limited. Please email Ann Porter buddy@liverpool.ac.uk  if you wish to attend.


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