National Centre for Energy Systems Integration

Rhiannon Lamb

Rhiannon Lamb

Research Project Administrator

Area of research/Job role

Research Project Administrator and Bioacoustics of Marine Mammals

What three words would you use to describe being a woman in Engineering?

Empowered, strong, resilience

What is your biggest achievement to date?

Obtaining a first class degree and getting my first job after university.

Even though my job isn't directly related to my research area, I have found ways to link the two and I am learning so much about energy.

What advice would you give to young women going into your industry/line of work?

From both a postgraduate student in a scientific field and from a professional services perspective, I'd be lying if I said they were easy, but that is what makes it worth it. I think always working on your personal development is something to strive towards - you can never know enough and you never know when it will be useful.
Occasionally, something may not go to plan. When this happens I'd say: life has a funny way of working itself out, and what will be, will be. Lastly, you are totally good enough!

Who are your female role models?

Francesca Trotman, founder of Love the Oceans. Francesca created Love the Oceans to protect sharks in a small bay in Mozambique. Now, Love the Oceans are helping to teach children and adults to swim, women about their bodies and employ local women.

My wonderful nanma. She started her own business at 50 years old and now runs a successful residential home at 75 years young and she doesn't plan to stop working any time soon!

What privileges or challenges do you stereotypically face?

Thankfully I can say that I haven't directly faced any issues or comments because I am a woman (being a student or PS staff).

I think there has been great steps made to reduce gender stereotypes. People are a lot more aware and better educated.

Do you have a favourite quote? What is it and who is it from?

"You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Winnie the Pooh

"Knowing is the key to caring, and with caring there is hope that people will be motivated to take positive actions. They might not care even if they know, but they can’t care if they are unaware." Slyvia A. Earle

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