Women in Science

Dr Sarita Robinson

Dr Cat Tennick

Dr Joanne Pledger

Working with a range of schools, colleges, local industry and professional bodies, UCLan aims to inspire a generation, encouraging more students to enter the fields of engineering as well as broader STEM subjects, in particular the proportion of females.

We have developed a poster campaign which is part of our Athena Swan Bronze Award action plan, which demonstrates our commitment to recognising and rewarding success of Women in STEM. Female students are less likely to choose to study STEM subjects, this can be due to gender stereotypes and incorrect perceptions of the type of careers that are available. The posters were intended to present a range of female role models who balance their personal and professional lives and coming high-flying STEM success with a range of other interests.

Find out more about our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

To find out more about STEM courses please visit our Faculty page.

Faculty of Science and Technology

Find out more about our Women in Science and what inspired them to combine a high-flying STEM career with a range of other interests

Professor Nicola Lowe (Image)

Professor Nicola Lowe

Nicola Lowe is the Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). 

Nicola Lowe is the Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). 

Dr Joanne Pledger (Image)

Dr Joanne Pledger

After achieving a first class degree in astrophysics from the University of Liverpool, Joanne completed a PhD at the University of Sheffield. 

After achieving a first class degree in astrophysics from the University of Liverpool, Joanne completed a PhD at the University of Sheffield. 

Nicky Danino (Image)

Nicky Danino

Nicky Danino, Senior Lecturer in the School of Physical Sciences and Computing, recently spoke to Fine Controls about gender equality/women in engineering.

Nicky Danino, Senior Lecturer in the School of Physical Sciences and Computing, recently spoke to Fine Controls about gender equality/women in engineering.

Dr. Sarita Robinson (Image)

Dr. Sarita Robinson

Sarita Robinson earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Lancaster University, before completing her MSc in Cognitive Sciences at Manchester University. 

Sarita Robinson earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Lancaster University, before completing her MSc in Cognitive Sciences at Manchester University. 

Dr. Catherine Tennick (Image)

Dr. Catherine Tennick

Cathrine is a STEM ambassador, regularly involved in activities that engage the public with forensic science. 

Cathrine is a STEM ambassador, regularly involved in activities that engage the public with forensic science. 

Science and Technology (Image)

Science and Technology

The Faculty produces world-leading research and has an excellent track record of working with industry, the business community and the public sector to provide innovative solutions to real-world problems.

The Faculty produces world-leading research and has an excellent track record of working with industry, the business community and the public sector to provide innovative solutions to real-world problems.