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Marie Curie Alumni Association Gender Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Workshop

Date/Time: Tuesday, 26th March 2019 13:00 - 17:00

Venue: G.69 Reception Room, Armstrong Building

We are pleased to invite researchers to attend the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Workshop on the 26th March 2019, which is organised together by the MCAA-UK Chapter and MCAA Gender Equality and diversity for Mobile researchers in Science (GEMS) working group and hosted by Newcastle University.


High-profile professionals from across academia and industry will gather together to share their ideas on the positive and negative aspects of mobility towards achieving inclusive workplaces. We aim to make the early career stage researchers aware of mobility under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions as an example of a successful career path, mobility and opportunities in industry, as well as mobility related challenges in their personal lives. As a long-term goal, the MCAA Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion workshop aims to contribute towards increasing diversity and development in environments for studying and working in science that are open to all.
Additionally, the workshop will be the ideal opportunity to find out more about the MCAA-UK Chapter and MCAA-GEMS Working Group, their activities, share ideas, and make new connections.


13:00 - 13:05 Welcome address by Newcastle University;
13:05 - 13:15 MCAA-GEMS working group introduction by the Chair, Dr. Magdalini Theodoridou;
13:15 - 15:00 Panel discussions on the Diversity and Mobility in the Research Environment: Chair - Dr. Yana Wade, MCAA-GEMS Board member, MCAA-UK Chapter gender equality and diversity officer.
  • Mobility as an aspect of a successful career in academia - Prof. Martin Embley, Newcastle University.
  • Mobility and its role for industry - Faye Banks, Director of Energy, Costain Group.
  • Mobility and work-life imbalance - Dr. Olga Efremova, the University of Hull.
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 - 16:20 Keynote address: How can we help Refugee Scholars to continue their careers? A screening of the documentary film “Science in Exile” - Dr. Brian Cahill, the University of Edinburgh.
16:20 - 17:00 Reception and networking.
The workshop is open to all.  However, the registration is essential. The deadline for registering your attendance is 15 March 2019
Please contact Dr. Yana Wade at if you have any queries.
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