International Women's Day:
Celebrating Women Researchers Focus on Sustainable Development


Wednesday 10th March at 3:30pm (GMT)

Free event; Registration required:

Featured Speakers

Dr Tracy Morse is a Senior Lecturer in environmental health and Head of University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Sustainable Development. She has 20 years of experience working and living in Malawi, where she led an interdisciplinary team working in public health research. Her research has focussed on environmental health based challenges and solutions, working hand in hand with partners in government, non governmental organisations, civil society, private sector and communities, to provide evidence that has informed government policies and training programmes.

Dr Tosin Somorin has a track record in developing innovative clean energy technologies and integrated energy and environmental solutions for low and middle-income countries. She joined the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (University of Strathclyde) as a Lecturer/Chancellor Fellow (Energy) in July 2019, bringing on-board 8 years’ multidisciplinary research experience in Applied Sciences and Engineering. Prior to this, she was at Cranfield University, developing sanitary micro-combustors for the on-site conversion of human waste to energy, as part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded project “Nano Membrane Toilet”. Tosin has co-authored more than 20 journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters. She is one of the recipients of the 2017 Women Leaders Milton Keynes Awards and has an ongoing commitment to encourage girls to a career in STEM.

Ms Jenala Chipungu is a Senior Social Behavioural Research Fellow based in Zambia, at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) where she leads the Social and Behavioural Science Research Group. She holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Liverpool (UK) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies and Psychology from the University of Zambia. Jenala has a wealth of experience (8years) in social behavioural research including formative research, intervention design and randomised controlled trial evaluations aimed at advancing achievement towards sustainable development goals specifically in areas of good health and wellbeing (SDG 3) and water, sanitation and hygiene (SDG 6), areas which her research directly impacts.



STEM Equals Events Archive

18th November 2020: In honour of international LGBT+ STEM Day the STEM Equals team hosted an event focused on the contributions LGBT+ STEM researchers make in addressing climate change challenges

21st October 2020: STEM Equals, along with CILIA-LGBTQI+, hosted the event LGBT+ in HE: Building networks, making change  where we discussed how to create more inclusive research/working communities for LGBT+ people in higher education. The afternoon event included a keynote by Dr Izzy Jayasinghe, a panel discussion focused on LGBT+ people in higher education, and the official launch of the LGBT+ Staff and PhD Students Network at Strathclyde.