International Women's Day: Celebrating Stirling’s Academic Women: 6 Individual Stories

22 May 2018, 2.30PM–4.00PM
Lecture Theatre B4, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling
International Women's Day: Celebrating Stirling’s Academic Women: 6 Individual Stories

This event is being hosted by Stirling’s Institutional Athena SWAN Group to recognise International Women’s Day (IWD).  Despite the strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support for gender parity, much remains to be done. The annual IWD theme of Press for Progress emphasizes this. Celebrating the success, resilience and struggle of individual women is part of this recognition for us here at Stirling. 

The presentations will be ‘Pecha Kucha style’ to show the diversity of our academic community of women and there will be time for questions and discussion with networking and refreshments provided afterwards.  The event will be Chaired by Dr Tessa Parkes, Dean for Equality and Diversity and Chair of the Institutional Athena SWAN group. 

Our presenters are Professor Maggie Cusack, Faculty Dean of Natural Sciences, Dr Jen Dickie, Lecturer in Environmental Geography, Dr Andrea Schapper, Lecturer in Politics, Dr Hong-Lin Yu, Reader/Associate Professor in Law, Professor Helen Cheyne, Professor of Midwifery and Dr Elaine Douglas, Research Fellow in Economics. 

The event will run from 2.30 - 4pm, with networking and refreshments available from 4 - 5pm.

This special occasion is one of two events organised by the Institutional Athena SWAN Group at the University of Stirling to celebrate International Women’s Day.  A third event is organised by the Students' Union. Click here for more details.

As you may be aware, members of the University College Union will be engaging in industrial action during March, in defence of academic staff pensions.  Because of this, a decision has been made to delay this event from 7 March until 22 May.  We really hope you will still be able to join us and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  If you are unable to attend, please either cancel your ticket via Eventbrite, or let us know at


All are welcome to attend this free event, but please book your place online in advance.