• Date & Time:

  • Location:

    The Scottish Parliament
    Edinburgh
    EH99 1SP

Event Partners:

Women in Science – Festival of Politics 2019

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Discussion Panel

Following the publication of Tapping all our Talents 2018, the RSE is keen to facilitate and support collaborative actions to tackle gender inequality in STEM involving government, public sector, business and education providers. We are delighted to partner with Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics on this panel, where it will be debated whether efforts to improve public knowledge of female scientists are working.

Chaired by Christine Grahame MSP, Deputy Presiding Officer at the Scottish Parliament, this panel includes:

  • Professor Niamh Nic Daéid FRSC FRSE, Professor of Forensic Science and Director of Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee and expert witness in the Grenfell Tower public inquiry;
  • Professor Joanna Wardlaw FRSE, Chair of Applied Neuroimaging & Head of Neuroimaging Sciences and Edinburgh Imaging;
  • Professor Raffaella Ocone OBE FREng FRSE, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University.

The event is run in partnership with the Scottish Parliament: a portable version of the RSE’s Women in Science in Scotland Exhibition will be on display at the Parliament.