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To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February) and International Women's Day (8 March), staff and students from across the Faculty of Brain Sciences discuss what inspires them and what advice they have for women interested in a scientific career.
Mariya Moosajee

Mariya Moosajee

Institute of Ophthalmology
Professor Mariya Moosajee is a clinician-scientist, and holds a Chair in Molecular Ophthalmology at the Institute of Ophthalmology. 

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Laura Convertino

Queen Square Institute of Neurology
Laura Convertino is a PhD student within the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology who also launched the Under-represented Student Mentorship Scheme.

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Kate Jeffery

Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Professor Kate Jeffery is a Professor of Neuroscience and the founder of the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience at UCL.

Naaheed Mukadam

Naaheed Mukadam

Division of Psychiatry
Dr Naaheed Mukadam is a Principal Research Fellow at UCL and an honorary consultant psychiatrist with the UCLH Mental Health Liaison Team.

Maria Chait

Maria Chait

Ear Institute
Professor Maria Chait is an auditory cognitive neuroscientist at the Ear Institute and co-director of two PhD and Master’s programmes. 

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Alison Hardcastle

Institute of Ophthalmology
Professor Alison Hardcastle is a Professor of Molecular Genetics and Deputy Director of Research within the Institute of Ophthalmology.

Essi Viding

Essi Viding

Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Professor Essi Viding is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences.

Tammaryn Lashley

Tammaryn Lashley

Queen Square Institute of Neurology
Professor Tammaryn Lashley is Professor of Neuroscience and Director of Research at Queen Square Brain Bank for Neurological Disorders.

Sophie Scott

Sophie Scott

Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience
Professor Sophie Scott CBE is the director of the Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience and her research focus on the neural basis of vocal communication.

Bhavisha Parmer

Bhavisha Parmar

Ear Institute
Bhavisha Parmar is a final year PhD student at the Ear Institute, and has practised in the NHS and private sector, specialising in paediatric audiology.

Marlene Elisa Da Vitoria Lobo

Marlene Elisa Da Vitoria Lobo

Institute of Ophthalmology
Marlene Elisa Da Vitoria Lobo is a third year PhD student in the Institute of Opthalmology and completed her Master’s at the University of Nottingham.

Sarah Ashley

Sarah Ashley

Division of Psychiatry
Sarah Ashley is a first year PhD student in the Division of Psychiatry and completed her BSc and MSc at Bangor University.

Eugenia Kam Wing Nga

Eugenia Kam Wing Nga

Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Eugenia Kam Wing Nga is a final year BSc Psychology student in the UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences.