AcademiaNet enables decision makers to search for suitable candidates when appointing leadership positions and committees. Today, the site features the profiles of more than 2,000 women scientists nominated by a national or international research organization from all over the world, and the trend is upward.
Via regular meetings, the network provides a unique opportunity to learn from female experience across scientific disciplines. The first UK AcademiaNet meeting was held in September 2015 at Clare Hall College Cambridge. From then on, Academia Net fellows have started regular exchange of female academic experiences.
On October 21st, 2016, Clare Hall College will again be hosting the third Meeting of AcademiaNet Fellows in the UK. After a short introduction by the organizers, the meeting will be opened with a talk given by Prof. Caroline Savage, Vice President of Experimental Medicine at GlaxoSmithKline Stevenage. Caroline will talk to us about: "How innovations translate into real-world applications."
Prof. Haubrich also organized the first meeting: 18 AcademiaNet fellows came together, featuring members from Cambridge, London and Norwich, representing such diverse areas as psychology, plant biology, molecular biology, neurological development and evolution through to early medieval history. Dr. Lori Passmore spoke about the situation for women in academia in the UK, with special reference to her own field of molecular biology. Guest speaker Dr. Humeira Iqtidar, Fellow of King's College London, talked about the ideas presented in her book: "Secularizing Islamists?" based on research and interviews carried out in Pakistan.