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Women in Data Science: Exploring the Edinburgh Context

June 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Data Driven Innovation initiative programme led by the University of Edinburgh aims to expand on our existing expertise to grow data based projects, products, and services in the public, private, and third sectors. To do so in a way which is socially inclusive, we must tackle both implicit and explicit biases within the technology communities and industries, and data structures themselves. What can be done to support gender equality in data science at the University of Edinburgh?

Join us for an afternoon of talks, discussion, and debate, as we aim to sketch out how best to support women working in computational technologies in research, teaching, and professional services.

Speakers include:

Professor Charlie Jeffery – Senior Vice Principal

Rachel Hosker – Deputy Head of Special Collections and Archives Manager

Melissa Highton – Assistant Principal, Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services

DDI Women in Data Project – Jarmo Eskelinen, Executive Director, Data-Driven Innovation Programme, & Poppy Gerrard-Abbott, PhD candidate in Sociology

Would you want your daughter to work in the data sector? – Professor Judy Robertson, School of Informatics & School of Education

All are welcome, but please do sign up as places are limited.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception.


Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture & Society


Informatics Forum, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Edinburgh, EH8 9AB GB
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