Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Taking Control of your Career as a Female Physicist

Taking Control of your Career as a Female Physicist
Wednesday 11 November, 10am–4.30pm
Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ

The Institute of Physics invites you to a special careers event aimed at postgraduate female physicists. Focusing on PhD students and postdocs, this event will give an insight into the broad range of career paths open to you. Whether you want to stay in science, decide to use your skills and knowledge in a related field, or apply them elsewhere, you will find no shortage of challenging and rewarding careers.
This event aims to help, inspire and motivate you to explore the careers options open to you in a welcoming and friendly environment. You will hear from a range of speakers, all holders of PhDs in physics, who have gone on to pursue interesting, successful careers in diverse areas – both in and outside academia.
You can also sign up on the day for a free careers drop-in session and CV-writing clinic with the IOP’s careers service.
Places are limited to 50 attendees, so book now to avoid disappointment.
Professor Dame Athene Donald DBE FRS FInstP will provide the keynote address and there will then be parallel sessions throughout the day, featuring speakers from the world of intellectual property, meteorology, government policy, education, medical and academia. You will be asked to choose which session to attend when you register.
Speakers include:
Valerie Berryman-bousquet, R&D Manager, Sharp Laboratories of Europe
Annabel Cartwright, Industrial Liaison Officer, School of Physics and Astronomy Cardiff University
Emma Chapman, RAS Fellow, Imperial College London
Val Gibson, Professor, Experiment Group Leader, LHCb, Cambridge University
Lydia Harriss, Science Adviser at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
Deirdre King, Senior Medical Physicist in Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, Hermitage Medical Clinic
Clare Lynch, Government Operational Research Department
Jenny Wooldridge, Associate Programme Manager at National Physical Laboratory

There will be plenty of opportunity to network throughout the day. Lunch will be provided and we will be hosting an informal drinks/networking reception.

The IOP will cover your travel costs, so please keep your receipt to claim your expenses after the event.
Book now
If you have any questions please email

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