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Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock recognised at Suffrage Science event
27 February 2013
Space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, an Honorary Research Associate at UCL Physics and Astronomy, is among 12 female scientists and engineers who
will participate in the annual Medical Research Council event, Suffrage
Professor Clare Elwell of UCL Medical
Physics & Bioengineering will also be honoured.
The event, held on
International Women’s day, March 8th, celebrates the achievements of
leading female researchers in physical sciences and engineering with medical
applications, while recalling the women’s suffrage movement.
As Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England, commented at the inaugural launch of Suffrage Science: “A successful career in science is always demanding of intellect, hard work and resilience; only more so for most women”.
Suffrage Science is supported by Imperial College London, the Medical Research Council, L’Oreal and the University of the Arts London.
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