Who we are
Professor Eileen Drew
Director of WiSER
Professor Eileen Drew, B.A., M.Sc., Dip. MIS, Ph.D., has taught in the School of Computer Science and Statistics and Centre for Gender and Women's Studies at Trinity College Dublin. She undertook extensive research in the statistical analysis of national and EU data sets, including an international Comparative Leadership Survey of women and men in 27 industrialised countries. Her current fields of interest are: gender and STEM, gender equality, work/life balance, the gender pay gap, family leaves, gender in entrepreneurship and leadership and protection of part-time workers. Professor Drew is the National Senior Expert for European Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and European Gender Equality Institute (EIGE) and has worked as the Gender Mainstreaming expert for the Social Security Reform Co-operation Project in China (EUCSS), supported by the European Commission from 2008 to 2010. In 2008 she was appointed as Gender Equality Expert to the EU Network of Women in Decision-making in Politics and the Economy. She is currently Principal Investigator for an EU supported Framework Programme 7 project called INstitutional Transformation for Effecting Gender Equality in Research (INTEGER). The objective of this project is to create sustainable change in education and research institutions to improve the career progression of women scientific researchers Recent books/reports:
- Facing Extinction? Why Men are not Attracted to Primary Teaching (2006);
- Danger Men at Work: A Study of the Under-representation of Women in Engineering (2004);
- Gender InJustice (2003);
- Off the Treadmill: Achieving Work Life Balance (2003);
- Women in Science and Technology Employment (2001);
- Gender Equality in the Civil Service (1999);
- Women, Work and the Family in Europe (1998).
During her career Professor Drew has been involved in research, training and consultancy for: the EU New Opportunities for Women (NOW) project 'Putting the 'E' Into Quality' with Excellence Ireland, and two EU Leonardo da Vinci Projects: 'Diffusion' of Family Friendly Working Arrangements and 'Management in the Millennium'. In 2005, Professor Drew completed a study, commissioned by the Council of Europe, on 'Parental Leave' in 45 Member States. She is a member of the International Leave Policy and Related Research Network.
WiSER Programme Manager
Claire Marshall is the Programme Manager for the Centre for Women in Science & Engineering Research (WiSER). Prior to taking up this role, Claire worked on the European Commission project ATTRACT: Enhancing the Attractiveness of Studies in Science and Technology in which her particular interests were gender in education and equity of access to higher education. She has worked for the National Women’s Council of Ireland on a successful national campaign to increase the numbers of women in political life in Ireland. Claire holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Russian, and a Masters (M. Phil) from Trinity College where she completed a thesis on the representation of women in contemporary popular culture. Her role in the INTEGER project will include working on implementation of gender equality actions and engaging with the TCD local implementation teams.