AcademiaNet Clubs

First Scottish AcademiaNet meeting brings together leading female scientists in Scotland

22.3.2017 | AcademiaNet scientists were invited to attend the event at the Royal Society of Edinburgh to discuss gender balance in science as well as the impact of Brexit on British research.
Edinburgh
Bild vergrößern
(© AdobeStock / bnoragitt)


Edinburgh

Lively chatter and a smell of braised Scotch beef filled the halls of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) as leading female scientists gathered for the first Scottish AcademiaNet Local Meeting. Scotland-based researchers from various fields - from climate change over quantitative modeling to psychology - came together to network and exchange ideas and opinions. The topics of discussion included opportunities and challenges of Brexit for the Scottish research workforce, the gender balance in research institutions as well as personal experiences with AcademiaNet. Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, who hosted this very successful first meeting, said: “The RSE recognises the important role that AcademiaNet plays in raising the profile of excellent female academics, and was pleased to become a partner of AcademiaNet in 2013. Scotland has a wealth of expertise within its higher education institutions, and it is a pleasure for me to host the first Local Meeting in Scotland, bringing together some of these experts. The RSE is committed to our mission of ‘advancing learning and useful knowledge’, and to do this we must make full use of our available talent. I look forward to hearing from the AcademiaNet members their ideas on what more can be done to support this.”
RSE AcademiaNet Meeting
Bild vergrößern
RSE AcademiaNet Meeting

The meeting in Edinburgh brought together Fellows of the RSE, Members of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland, as well as other academics and experts. Morven Chisholm, who helped to organize the meeting, said: “AcademiaNet made us aware of the Local Meetings happening elsewhere, and we felt that, given the number of AcademiaNet members in Scotland, it would be good to try to arrange something ourselves. We have had a very positive response to this, and are pleased that so many Members were able to come.”


AcademiaNet actively supports gender equality by providing a dedicated platform for female scientists. The aim is to improve the visibility of female researchers and create new opportunities for them. Our Club Meetings allow AcademiaNet scientists to get together, discuss issues that affect them and forge collaborations.


  (© AcademiaNet)

More information

Additional articles on this topic

Testimonials

  1. Read what our members say about AcademiaNet.

Follow us

News

  1. Veronika Kalmus and Kairit Tammets win prizes for education research papers

    The two AcademiaNet members’ papers both focused on technology use in a school setting

  2. ‘We didn’t come this far to only come this far’

    The Volkswagen Foundation is now funding AcademiaNet’s Clubs. We connected with their Head of the Funding, Dr. Henrike Hartmann, and Secretary General, Dr. Georg Schütte, for a talk about creating change and moving beyond 25% female professors.

  3. Erin Schuman has won the 2022 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award

    Her recent contributions to neuroscience and her status as an inspiring role model landed her the award

  4. Ruth Lehmann wins the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

    The developmental geneticist is recognised for her research on germ cells and her mentoring of young female scientists

  5. Almut Arneth, Marietta Auer and Stefanie Dehnen among recipients of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2022

    The AcademiaNet members are honoured for their research on ecosystems and climate change, legal history and theory, and metal cluster synthesis.

 
Academia Net