The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (FBMH) is delighted to host an event to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 on Monday 8 March. We will be joined by guest speaker Dr Nicole Brown, Director of Social Research & Practice and Education Ltd. and Lecturer in Education at the UCL Institute of Education, London.
Nicole's research focus is on the experience of disabled, chronically ill and/or neurodivergent members of higher education staff. She has presented extensively on cost-benefit analyses of disclosure as well as strategies and initiatives individuals and institutions may employ to bring about attitudinal changes regarding ableism.
In this keynote, titled "It's all in your head": The experience of disabled women in higher education, Nicole will draw on her research with academics with fibromyalgia.
Nicole will be joined by Dr Hema Radhakrishnan, FBMH Associate Dean for Social Responsibility, and Vikki Goddard, University PS Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Faculty Director of Operations, FBMH for a Q&A session.
This year’s IWD theme #ChooseToChallenge focuses on how collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world by choosing:
• to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity
• to seek out and celebrate women's achievements
You can show your solidarity in #ChooseToChallenge by taking a photo of you raising your hand high to pledge your support. Why not tag @FBMH_SR in your photos on Twitter.
Everyone is welcome to attend this lecture
Venue: Live streamed on the Faculty’s Facebook account – Facebook account not required
Register via Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/BMHIWD
We look forward to seeing you there.