Biology SAT members collect the Bronze award at the Athena SWAN Award Ceremony (Oct 2019). L-R: Prof. Philip Nolan, Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Dr. Joanne Masterson, Dr. Karen English, and Claire McGing.
The Biology Athena SWAN Gender Equality Steering Group with the Bronze Award, L-R: Dr. Ronan Bergin, Gillian O’Meara, Prof. Paul Moynagh, Prof. Bernard Mahon, Dr. Paul Dowling, Dr. Joanne Masterson, Terry Roche, Dr. Karen English, Dr. Mark Robinson and Clementina Sidoli O’Connor
The leaky pipeline…
Women are well represented in Biology (>50%) at all levels from undergraduate to Senior Lecturer in the pipeline (See Figure). The pipeline becomes “leaky” at the more senior academic grades where women are poorly represented.
Our main action here was to establish a mentoring programme for postdoctoral researchers and academic staff with a focus of women’s careers.
Wellbeing workshop by PhD student
Women in Biology (Showcasing recent successes at all levels)
Biology Academic staff member Dr. Joanne Masterson wins highly prestigious SFI Future Research Leader Award