Women in Academia Now

Issued: Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:19:00 BST

Five  academics from the University of Glasgow will be showcased in a new booklet which celebrates the careers of successful female academics.

Women in Academia Now, hopes to tackle the still low numbers of senior women in universities.

The booklet details the careers of female members of the Young Academy of Scotland, which recognises emerging leaders in science and the humanities, revealing their routes to success by discipline, personal circumstances and opportunities.

Included from the University of Glasgow are:

Dr Aileen Fyfe of the University of St Andrews and one of the creators of the booklet said: “The female academic members of the Young Academy of Scotland provide a fantastic window onto the career paths of current mid-career women in academia, a career-stage that is often overlooked amidst advice to early-career women and celebrations of senior women as role models. These women show us what academia looks like for women now.”

Women in Academia Now will be launched by Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell (president, Royal Society of Edinburgh) on Thursday 9 June, 11am-1pm, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Women in Academia Now


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