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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