#BreakTheBias: A Focus on Women’s Health and Wellbeing

  • Start Date: March 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm
  • End Date: March 10, 2022 at 2:30 pm
  • Event Link: https://tinyurl.com/yckwnyhf
  • Location: Online (Microsoft Teams)
  • Ticket Price: 0.00

Join us for a panel discussion, chaired by Professor Katherine Linehan (PVC for EDI), where we explore how we can create an inclusive university that supports the health and wellbeing of women on campus.

We invite the entire university to be part of this conversation and show how you are breaking gender stereotypes. Why not share a photo and caption on the 8 March using #BreaktheBias, #WeAreUoN, #IWD_UoN.

This is an online event being delivered on Microsoft Teams.

You can find more information about our guest speakers below:

Professor Katherine Linehan
Katherine Linehan joined University of Nottingham as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality Diversity, Inclusion and People in January 2022. Katherine joined the university from University of Sheffield where she was the deputy EDI lead for the institution as a whole, supporting the work of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Katherine chaired the institution’s Gender Equality Committee, securing the Silver Athena SWAN award for it in 2018. She also led Sheffield’s response to the UKRI and EPSRC Race Equality Initiative and the diversification of the curriculum across her Faculty.

Katherine is committed to driving EDI at UoN “My ambition is to create a diverse and inclusive staff and student community in which all are given equal opportunity to thrive and showcase their talents. I want to foster an environment in which everyone feels comfortable and valued bringing their authentic self to the university to work or to study.”

Stacy Johnson
I am a Trinidadian immigrant nurse and academic activist. I am an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences and the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of The Reverse Mentoring Practice, a University of Nottingham spin out. I have been thinking deeply about the impact of psychological and moral distress on women’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Daisy Forster
As a third year Liberal Arts student, I’ve struggled with chronic migraines and headaches throughout my degree and understand what it feels like to have a condition be overlooked and misunderstood. I decided to start a Women*s Health Campaign to close the Gender Health Gap at UoN and make women* with health conditions feel that they are taken seriously. Hearing heart-breaking stories from students and staff through this campaign has made me realise how important and serious the issue really is. I’m very excited and honoured to take part in this event!

Claire Thompson
I am the Associate Director (Student Wellbeing) at the university. I am a graduate of the Nottingham School of Psychology and entered the world of social work after I left university, specialising in the area of adult mental health. The social work values of equality and inclusion are very close to my heart and I am delighted to be a part of celebrating International Women’s Day.

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March 8th, 2022 at 8:10 pm

Dan Tilley

Will this event be recorded and therefore able to view at a later date for those who can’t make it ?

March 9th, 2022 at 11:25 am

Cyrus M

Hi Dan. This event will be recorded, yes. Look out for a recap article about International Women’s Day in the next few weeks which will feature the link to the recorded event. Thanks.

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