The meeting will be held on Tuesday 10 March 2015, 10.30am to 4pm, at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU), 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge, CB2 7EF.
The event is aimed for both women and men. It aims to raise awareness to gender equality issues and to support successful career paths for early-career researchers of both genders.
The event will include a series of talks and a panel discussion, as well as free lunch and tea with opportunities for networking.
The meeting is open to everyone, including other MRC units and University departments. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who may be interested. The meeting is free, but registration is required as spaces are limited.
The meeting is relevant to any of you who are concerned about gender equality issues, want to know more about how our workplace environment is (hopefully) changing, discuss why gender equality is important and beneficial for the entire scientific community, or hear about some of the challenges that several leading researchers in our field and beyond have mastered throughout their career (or all of the above!).
Several speakers will talk about their career paths and their view about gender equality in science, as well as about the efforts that are being done to achieve that (e.g., flexible working arrangements, Athena SWAN).
The speakers are:
Tim Bussey – Department of Psychology, University Cambridge
Susan Gathercole – MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge
Francesca Happé – MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King’s College London
Rik Henson – MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge
Emily Holmes – MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge
Tom Manly – MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge
Sylvia Richardson – MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge
Barbara Sahakian – Department of Psychiatry, University Cambridge