Because 'girls can't do science'
Wednesday 16 July 2014, 1300-1400
Training Rooms 1 And 2, Gordon Manley Building
When I was 12 my physics teacher told me that girls can't do physics. My careers advisor when I was doing A-levels said "oh, you're going to be a teacher then" when I announced I was applying to do physics at University. I guess I am a teacher of sorts, but I don't think this was what he meant!
Reading Meteorology Department recently renewed its Silver Athena Swan award, and I've been involved in that process as well as being a head of Department with responsibility for the workload and personal development exploration for 51 academics and 91 research staff.
Some days I love my job, others less so. In this talk I'll talk about how and why I got here, and some of the things that work in my Department.
Professor Ellie Highwood