Events from 2012 Events from 2012

Invisible Soldiers: Military Nurses in Cinema and TV
Yvonne Tasker, Prof. of Film Studies and UEA Dean of Arts and Humanities

Thursday 6th December 2012

Yvonne Tasker, Prof. of Film Studies and ResNet Committee Member, was appointed to the UEA Executive Team as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in 2012. Her recent book ‘Soldiers' Stories: Military Women in Cinema and Television Since World War II' (Duke University Press) provided the basis for this talk, and Yvonne reflected on the politics of popular culture, gender, race and sexuality.


Moving beyond Athena SWAN Bronze: actions not words
Athene Donald, Prof of Experimental Physics and Gender Equality Champion, University of Cambridge

Wednesday 7th November 2012

Dame Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics and Gender Equality Champion at the University of Cambridge, spoke of the benefits of adopting the Athena SWAN charter principles and steps for enabling progression.
Athena Swan        Athene Donald

Athene Donald's talk [PDF Document, 397KB]


Diversity in science, research and academia: is there a place for everyone?
Diana Garnham

Thursday 18th October 2012

Diana Garnham spoke and led a discussion on the challenges of working across disciplines and her vision that the UK science and technology workforce will reflect the diversity of UK society by 2025.

Diversity in Science

Diana Garnham's talk [PDF Document, 1497KB]


A Mens' Club? Senior Leadership in Higher Education
Tom Ward PVC

Tuesday 10th July 2012

Tom Ward has worked at UEA for 20 years and leaves for Durham University in September 2012. He has been a Head of School for 5 years and is currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic). He serves on the Executive Team and chairs the Equality and Diversity Committee.

In this talk he gave some non-expert reflections on gendered aspects of the academic career path. 

Tom Ward

Tom Ward's talk [PDF Document, 6230KB]


Entrepreneur Panel

Tuesday 19th June 2012

Ever wondered about a career beyond the PhD and academia???  The members of the panel did!  They took the plunge and created profitable and sustainable enterprises in Norfolk.  Drs. Anne Hickley, Louise Humphries and Jane Pennington will share their journeys from PhD to Entrepreneur, and the inherent ups and downs along the way!

Dr. Anne Hickley has a PhD in Biology from University of Exeter and is owner of Penguin Transcription.
Dr. Louise Humphries has a PhD in Marketing & Management from Cranfield School of Management and is owner of Social Marketing East Ltd.
Dr. Jane Pennington has a PhD in Biochemistry from the Clinical Research Centre, Harrow and is the owner of Jane Pennington: Distinctive Jewellery Design.

Entrepreneur Panel


ResNet Late Afternoon Social - Pimm's (or soft drink) and cakes

Tuesday 22nd May 2012

In the UEA School of Environmental Sciences, Coffee Room. Discussion topic - ideas for ResNet's 2012-2013 programme.


A Scientific Journey from Lab Bench to the Directors Chair
Prof. Jane Rogers

Tuesday 24th April 2012

Be inspired by Jane's exciting career journey from studying Physiology and Biochemistry at Southampton University, to developing the plans and subsequently establishing The Sanger Institute, then moving on to develop The Genome Analysis Centre in Norwich, to which Jane was appointed Director in 2008.









Film Screening Film Screening

Piled Higher and Deeper

Thursday 22nd March 2012

The movie is a live-action adaptation of the popular comic strip by Jorge Cham, published in the Times Higher Education and online ( It introduces audiences to the funny side of the unique culture of Academia and follows four graduate students (Cecilia, Mike, Tajel and the "Nameless Grad Student") as they struggle to find balance between research, teaching and their personal lives with humour and heart.

International Women's Day 2012 International Women's Day 2012

Connecting Girls Inspiring futures

Thursday 8th March 2012

To celebrate International Women's day ResNet collected and shared stories of what and who inspired the women of UEA and the NRP. This event will form the basis of a series of outreach materials encouraging girls to pursue higher education.

International Women's Day 2012 

Breakfast Social Breakfast Social

Tuesday 21st February 2012

This breakfast meeting gave an opportunity to informally network with women researchers across Norwich Research park. As we are keen to raise the profile of ResNet – one way to do this would be for ResNet to nominate a number of prominent women for honorary degrees at UEA. This was an opportunity for people to come along and suggest possible nominees as well as have some breakfast before work!

Conditions of Worth Conditions of Worth

An interactive workshop exploring the concept of Conditions of Worth and why they matter 
Friday 27th January 2012

Conditions of worth are defined as "conditions of acceptability and approval imposed by significant others which are met in order to gain positive regard, feel worthy, win esteem and avoid disapproval". This workshop gave individuals an opportunity to explore the concept of conditional worth, whilst giving them an insight into their own growth and development.