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Times Higher magazine asks the questions

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone is head of the School of Healthcare Sciences, professor of implementation and director of research at Bangor University. Last year she was included in Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers list. In October she will become director of the health services and delivery research programme run by the National Institute for Health Research – the UK’s largest funding body for applied health research.

Read the Times Higher magazine's a  Q & A with her.

See the story regarding her appointment here.

Publication date: 5 February 2015

Professor listed among world’s most influential researchers

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, Professor of Health Services & Implementation Research at Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences has been ranked among the world’s most influential researchers.

One significant and important measure of academic research is how often academic research papers are cited or referenced in other academic articles. Prof Rycroft-Malone’s work is listed in the newly published Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers 2014 list, which represents the world’s leading scientific minds.

Prof Rycroft-Malone is among over three thousand researchers from across the globe earning the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators℠ as Highly Cited Papers-ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, which has been judged by peers to be of particular significance and earning them the mark of exceptional impact.

Improved monitoring of endangered Ganges river dolphin revealed in paper by Bangor student

A new study (7th of May) reveals a method to improve the monitoring of the endangered Ganges river dolphin – one of only four remaining freshwater cetaceans since the Yangtze River dolphin became extinct in 2007.

Research author, Nadia Richman, is a scientist at the Royal Zoological Society and also a PhD students at Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography.

Empowering Women in Times of Austerity

This exhibition celebrates twenty years of the Women’s Studies MA at Bangor University. “Empowering women in times of austerity” is the Welsh Government’s theme for International Women’s Day 2014.

Archival material held at Bangor University was chosen to reflect the participation of local movements and societies, which have promoted women’s rights in the past, along with the challenges and opposition they have met and overcome. Themes of suffrage, education and the war are all represented.

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on Women in Scientific Careers

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee published its report on "Women in Scientific Careers" on 6 February 2014. 

ECU developing a gender charter mark for staff in higher education

The gender equality charter mark aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in the arts, humanities and social sciences, in particular the underrepresentation of women in senior roles. The charter mark covers academic staff, professional and support staff, men, women and gender identity. The charter mark utilises the experience and methodology of the Athena SWAN process.

ECU are currently running a trial awards round with 28 departments and 10 institutions between June 2013 and October 2014.

OBE for Professor Sian Hope (Chair of the Athena SWAN Steering Committee)

Congratulations to Professor Sian Hope who has been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Her current roles are those of Executive Director of Innovation and Professor of Computer Science at Bangor University. Professor Hope is also a member of the Science Advisory Board. Professor Hope is one of the UK's few women Professors of Computer Science.

Dr Fay Short from Psychology awarded National Teaching Fellow
Dr Fay Short from the School of Psychology has been made a National Teaching Fellow. This is the most prestigious award that can be made to recognise excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning.

Dr Emily Cross to get on her soapbox for science

Dr Emily Cross  from the School of Psychology was one of 12 exceptional women scientists selected to bring science directly to the public in 2013.   In July 2013 London’s Southbank was transformed into an arena for public learning and scientific debate.  The event by Soapbox Science, organised by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science and enabled some of the UK’s most prominent female scientists to bring science out of the laboratory and onto the streets.

Emily was selected by persuading the judges why she, among the UK’s women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, would be good at bringing her approach to science to the public.

Bangor PhD Student receives award at the 6th World Fisheries Congress

Gwladys Lambert, who completed her PhD in the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University, was awarded joint second best oral presentation at the 6th World Fisheries Congress held in Edinburgh 7-11th May 2013.