Developing Diversity in Physics
SEPnet Sharing Good Practice Workshop
Wednesday 5 December 2018 12.00 – 17.00
University of Portsmouth
University of Portsmouth Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation (ICG) is hosting a Diversity in Physics workshop on behalf of the South East Physics Network (SEPnet).
As recent events have highlighted, unconscious and cultural biases continue to present challenges in addressing issues related to diversity in physics. This crucial problem affects the whole physics community – not just under-represented groups – and we need to engage all staff and students to help tackle this problem.
The aim of this timely workshop is to share good practice on progression and career development for HE staff and students in physics. Presenters will provide an overview of progress to date highlighting the barriers and how to address them and will provide examples of successful initiatives. Short case studies will be followed by group discussion to understand what key actions HE staff, responsible for diversity, can take to bring about real change.
This event is aimed at all physics staff and PGRs and those responsible for diversity and inclusion including Project Juno and diversity champions, HR managers and academics.
12.45 Attracting and supporting under-represented students
Dr Jessica Wade, Postdoctoral Researcher, & Dr Mark Richards, Senior Teaching Fellow & Head of Physics Outreach, Imperial College London
13.45 Optimising research opportunities for women
Fernanda Haswell, Athena SWAN Coordinator, University of Surrey
14.25 Inclusion in research leadership and promoting leadership for early career researchers.
Jenni Dyer, Head of Diversity, Institute of Physics
15.20 Practical steps to address sexual harassment within HE
Dr Anna Bull, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Portsmouth
15.55 Empowering PhDs and managing supervisors
Dr Tracey Berry, Senior Lecturer in Physics, Royal Holloway University of London
16.30 Questions and summary