Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


Female Futures

Female Futures is an initiative to support women and underrepresented groups in STEM. We provide events and resources to foster an open, transparent and collaborative environment in the department.

Meet the Female Futures Committee

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Dr Charlotte Maughan Jones is a Female Futures committee member and a researcher in the department.

Learn more about how she went from being a vet to a medical physicist, and completed her PhD shortly after becoming a parent.



Professor Clare Elwell is a Female Futures committee member and an academic in the department.

Learn more about Clare's award-winning research and work to inspire girls and women in STEM.



Dr Elly Martin is a Female Futures committee member and a researcher in the department.

Learn more about Elly's work in the Biomedical Ultrasound Group.

Our events

The monthly Cake & Connections event is an informal drop-in session for Department staff and students of any gender to meet and connect. Sessions are usually themed around a specific topic, with special guests invited who are present throughout the event to answer questions or just meet face to face.

Drop in: Find out about the next Cake & Connections event on the intranet

Women in the department

As we aim to encourage more girls and young women to choose STEM paths, it is important for us to highlight the work that our female academics are currently doing. Read profiles and learn more about some of the women that are driving the Department's teaching and research forward:

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Professor Maria Hawkins is an academic in radiation oncology, working with UCLH's new Proton Beam Therapy Centre. Find her on UCL IRIS.

Lynsey Duffell

Dr Lynsey Duffell is an academic in the department working on neuromodulation. Find her on UCL IRIS.

Gemma Bale

Dr Gemma Bale is a researcher in the Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory. Learn more about her life in the Department and her recent British Science Association Media Fellowship.