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Women and Girls in Science

To celebrate International Women's Day 2022 we're featuring some of our brilliant staff and students at the Faculty of Medical Sciences.
Nekisa Zakeri

Dr Nekisa Zakeri

Dr Nekisa Zakeri is a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow in the UCL Division of Infection and Immunity. She reached the final of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) national competition in 2020.

Ramani Moonesinghe

Professor Ramani Moonesinghe

Professor Ramani Moonesinghe (UCL Surgery & Interventional Science) has been made an OBE for services to anaesthesia, perioperative and critical care.

Dr Susan Heavey and Dr Hayley Pye

Dr Susan Heavey and Dr Hayley Pye

Dr Susan Heavey and Dr Hayley Pye are cancer researchers who have teamed up to create a Youtube channel called Cancer Research Demystified.

Dr Jennifer Rohn

Dr Jennifer Rohn

Dr Jennifer Rohn is a Principal Research Fellow and research group leader in the Division of Medicine and the Head of the Centre of Urological Biology at UCL.

Prof Caroline Moore

Professor Caroline Moore

Caroline Moore is a Senior Clinical Researcher at University College London and Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon at University College Hospital. 

 Mala Maini

Professor Mala Maini

Professor of Viral Immunology in the Division of Infection and Immunity at University College London, also working as a Consultant Physician in a viral hepatitis clinic. 

Dr Claire Roddie

Dr Claire Roddie

Dr Claire Roddie is a Consultant Haematologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Haematology at UCL. Watch Claire explain how CAR-T cell therapy works

Maxine Tran UCL

Professor Maxine Tran

Professor Maxine Tran is Associate Professor in Renal Cancer, Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon and academic lead for the Specialist Centre for Kidney Cancer.

Katherine Woolf UCL

Dr Katherine Woolf

Dr Katherine Woolf is an NIHR career development fellow and associate professor in medical education at UCL Medical School. 

Athena SWAN role models

The Athena Swan charter is a gender equality framework used across the higher education sector. Participating institutions and departments use the charter to improve gender representation, progression and the working environment for all staff.

Prof Adele Fielding
Prof Adele Fielding
'You wouldn’t want me on your team because I’m a woman, you’d want me on your team because I’m a hard-working, decent and capable human being.'

Prof Jasmin Fisher
Prof Jasmin Fisher
'We are now at the stage where our computational predictions can be translated into clinical trials and that is something I am very excited about – the potential to improve cancer patients' outcomes.'

Prof Simona Parrinello
Prof Simona Parrinello
'My PhD supervisor, Judith Campisi is my role model. She is an amazing woman and scientist and I learnt a huge amount from her. Smart, humble and always excited about science, no matter what.'

Students in Science

We're very proud of our students and alumni  - learn more about their #lifeinmedicalsciences

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