Women focus meeting notes
Present: Carol Gough, Anette Goetz, Natalia Walasek, Emily Butcher and Carmen Solana.
Anette Goetz delivered her inaugural talk on March 14.
- Good news in the women front in SEES: Carmen Solana achieved the grade of Reader with effect from September.
- A new 0.4 lecturer, Dr Jessica Roberts, will be joining us from September.
- With Janet and Carol retiring and some female PhD students finishing, we are missing some of our Female members. Fortunately we hope that new opportunities will open to new students.
- We encouraged NW and EB to continue their research.
- Since Michelle took over the department we feel that there are less “clicky male groups” and “bloke culture” and that there is more transparency on opportunities.
- As AG and CS were the only academics able to attend, we did not discuss any of the recent opportunities for women (Aurora and Springboards programs) but we will do this in the next meeting in the Autumn.
Next meeting to be scheduled in September-October.