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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Women in science

Time: 3pm to 4:30pm

Join our panel to discuss how we raise the profile of women working in science.

£6 full price and £4 concession

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A 2014 YouGov poll reported that most UK adults couldn't name a living female scientist. 

This panel will debate whether efforts to improve public knowledge of female scientists are working.

Chaired by Christine Grahame MSP, Deputy Presiding Officer at the Scottish Parliament, this panel includes: 

  • Professor Niamh Nic Daéid FRS, Professor of Forensic Science and Director of Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee and expert witness in the Grenfell Tower public inquiry 
  • Professor Joanna Wardlaw, Chair of Applied Neuroimaging & Head of Neuroimaging Sciences and Edinburgh Imaging
  • Professor Raffaella Ocone OBE, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University

The event is run in partnership with the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 


All Scottish Parliament event locations:

  • are accessible by lift or level access, and venues are accessible to wheelchair users
  • welcome guide dogs or other assistance dogs
  • are fitted with induction loop facilities

Please contact us in advance if you have any access requirements. 

Please contact us as soon as possible if you need communication or other support.

Further information on accessibility at the Scottish Parliament.