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September 2017

Prof Eileen Drew, Director of TCGEL, gives a preview of her keynote address at the European Access Network (EAN) Conference on 20-22 September 2017, at the University of Giessen, Germany: "Turning gaps into Gender Equality Plans: Lessons for Equality and Diversity from Trinity college Dublin".

European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS) talk to Prof Eileen Drew, Director of TCGEL, in September's Interview of the Month.

Read more here

Women Should Be Both Seen & Heard - Seminar 5: "How to Build a More Sustainable City"

Friday 8th September, 2017, 1pm, Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery, TCD

Guest speaker for this seminar Laurie Winkless, explores the mechanics behind the metropolis in her book, Science and the City, by taking readers on a whistle-stop tour of urban landscapes across the globe. For more information and registration, see here.

August 2017

Advancing Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions: Launch of Higher Education Institutional Profiles by Gender: HEA publishes 2016 gender-disaggregated data on the staffing of Irish higher education institutions

A year on from the publication of the Report of the Expert Group: HEA National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions (June 2016), the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has published the second iteration of the Higher Education Institutional Staff Profiles by Gender, presenting gender-disaggregated data for 2016 on the leadership, governance, management and staffing of the universities, affiliated colleges and the institutes of technology, along with updated 3-year-average data (for 2014–2016) on the gender-breakdown of professors, associate professors, senior lecturers and lecturers. Read more here

New Trinity Policy and Guidelines for supporting staff who are breastfeeding

Now published to the HR website:

Women Should Be Both Seen & Heard - Seminar 4
Are Women for Women in Politics?"

Tuesday 8 August 1-2pm, Long Room Hub, TCD

Our guest speaker for this seminar was Larissa Peixoto Gomes, PhD candidate in Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Having studied gender and politics her entire academic career, her research now focuses on answering exactly these questions and understanding the gendered dynamics of parliamentary life. Her research has explored political systems in Brazil, the UK, and Sweden. For more information about her seminar see here

July 2017

Women Should Be Both Seen & Heard - Seminar 3
"Your Best Media Self: preparing to talk about your research in media"

Tuesday 4 July 1-2pm, Global Room, Watts Building, TCD

Our speaker for this seminar was Angela Mezzetti, a Dublin born journalist, documentary producer and broadcaster with a passion to see more women represented at senior decision making levels in all kinds of organisations. For more information see here

June 2017

Women Should Be Both Seen & Heard - Seminar 2
"Get the word out! How to educate the public about your research: Key steps to prepare for your target audience"

The second in a series of 'brown-bag' lunchtime seminars for women* (and other under-represented groups, including non-binary folks) working in research and academia, took place on July 4, 2017. Guest speaker was Dr Susan Kathleen Fetics, Marie Skłowdowska Curie Actions Fellow at the School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity College Dublin.

“Athena SWAN: Driving Gender Equality in Irish Universities” Talk & Networking Lunch, Tuesday 6th June 2017

Guest Speaker Professor Rob de Bruin, UCL, talked about co-leading his department’s effort on Athena SWAN for the past eight years, and implementing their vision of #simplygoodpractice: “Where something is not fair or can be even better, we work to change it“

For more information see here

May 2017

Women Should Be Both Seen & Heard - Seminar I

Following on from our Women in Research event for International Women's Week 2017, we have launched a series of seminars on communicating your research and expertise. The first in a series of 'brown-bag' lunchtime seminars for women in academia took place on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at the Bank of Ireland Workbench Space, Hamilton Building, with Professor Aoife McLysaght, Head of the Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College giving an insight to the benefits that public engagement has brought to her career.

March 2017

International Women's Week: Women in Research Panel Discussion

A Women in Research panel discussion was held to celebrate International Women's Week, with audience contributions and questions. The discussion focused on the experiences of women in academia and research, including topics such as: impostor syndrome, visibility of female experts in the public, parenting while working on research contracts (maternity leave, child care, etc.).