Useful Links & Case studies

Useful Links

Useful Resourses

Case Studies examples of women in Engineering and Science


Useful links

Women in Science  

Women in Science Photographs

Women in Science and Engineering  

WISE Women in Science & Engineering

Promoting female talent in science, engineering and technology from classroom to boardroom

Women's Engineering Society  

WES Women Engineering Society

Inspiring women to achieve their potential as engineers, scientists and technical leaders

Athena Swan Logo  

Athena SWAN

AS Charter is a recognition scheme for UK universities and their science, engineering and technology (SET) departments

 The Women Engineer  

WISE News, articles and events


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE)

Dedicated to promoting women engineers & scientists and inspiring girls to a career in engineering

 Science Grrl TN  

Science Grrl

Broad-based, grassroots organisation celebrating and supporting women in science

 Dragonfly EDT  

EDT Dragonfly

The largest provider of STEM activities for UK youth. Dragonfly- Inspiring girls to study Engineering at University


IET - Institution of Engineering & Technology

The IET Women's Network aims to provide a means of support to help women in their career and achieve aspirations.


Women in Science Research Network (WISRNet)

A cross-disciplinary network of academics, archivists and practising scientists promoting participation of women in learned scientific societies, from the early 19th century to current times.


IOP - Institute of Physics- Women in Physics Group

Our committee aims to reflect the varied careers of women physicists in industry, commerce, academia, teaching and research

 The Girls' Network TN  

The Girls' Network

Our mission is to open up a world of possibility to girls from the least advantaged communities by connecting them with a network of positive female role models who inspire and empower them to thrive.



Bringing Engineering to Girls. For today and the future.

Robogals UK, a unique student-led volunteering initiative, was set up with the aim of increasing female enrolment in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) courses at universities.

 Elite Eng UK  

Elite Engineering UK

Aims to boost the number of talented young people who wish to pursue careers in engineering

Tomorrow's Engineer  

Tomorrow’s Engineers

Information and resources about the amazing careers in engineering. Also run a schools programme to help inspire the next generation of engineers.



Useful Resources

Britain’s got talented female engineers. Successful women in engineering: A careers research study Led by Atkins in partnership with Royal Academy of Engineering, BP and Rolls Royce.  Sept 2013

Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics: a strategy for Scotland - April 2012 The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Why aren't engineering firms employing more women? Girls are missing out on jobs  The UKRC – WISE report reviewed the evidence and recommendations from 29 recent research reports and has come up with 8 practical suggestions for a new approach

The UKRC's UK Statistics Guide on Women in Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment 2010 WISE -Women in Science and Engineering - Data analysis using a conceptual framework for gender segregation in SET.

UKRC - WISE Research Reports - a selection of reports regarding women in STEM




Case Studies examples of women in Engineering and Science

Dr Kate Black  

Dr Kate Black

Academic Lecturer in the Centre for Materials and Structures at the University of Liverpool School of Engineering, teaching Additive Manufacturing and conducting research into printing novel functional materials.   Previously a Post doc at Liverpool and the University of Cambridge.  Original BSc degree in Chemistry. 

Area of expertise is in the development of novel metal organic solutions to be employed in inkjet printing.

Dr Black wanted to work at the University of Liverpool School of Engineering as it has excellent facilities and world leading research as well as a friendly environment to work in.

Research:  Printed Electronics at the University of Liverpool


Dr Raechelle D'Sa  

Dr Raechelle D'Sa

Academic Lecturer in the Centre for Materials and Structures at the University of Liverpool School of Engineering.  Previously worked as a researcher at the University of Ulster in the Nanotechnology and Integrated BioEngineering Centre.   PhD in Biomedical Engineering from University of Ulster, UK.  MA in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University, USA.  BSc in Chemistry and Biology from University of Toronto, Canada.

Area of expertise is in surface modification of biomaterials for antimicrobial and tissue engineering applications. Dr. D’Sa is excited by the Biomedical Engineering Research being carried out at the University of Liverpool and is delighted to be part of this dynamic team.  The facilities and research in this field are state-of-the-art and the University has an extremely supportive research environment. 

 Dr Judith Curran



Dr Judith Curran

Academic Lecturer  in the Centre for Materials and Structures at the University of Liverpool School of Engineering and researcher for Clinical Engineering,  previously worked in Musculoskeletal Bioolgy II, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease at the University of Liverpool.   

Area of expertise is in Cell-Material Interactions; Developing nano-arrays of material variables to effectively control biological response and identifying areas for cost effective translation for commercial and clinical applications. Dr Curran will be working with a group of researchers based in engineering and developing a Bioengineering research theme.  

Dr Curran wanted to work at the University of Liverpool School of Engineering because not only does the school have an excellent reputation for facilities and equipment, and a high profile in terms of centre development and staff, Dr Curran really wanted to work in, and contribute to, the dynamic and forward thinking environment that she feels is active in the School of Engineering.  Dr Curran commented "Everyone I have met, from a wide variety of disciplines has a natural passion for what they do and are keen to push the boundaries, something that is essential if the promise of tissue engineering and biomaterials is ever to be realised.  On both a personal and research level I feel I can learn a lot from the high quality of people that I have met and I look forward to what can be achieved!"

Profile: Dr Judith Curran

Research: Publications, UK Centre for Tissue Engineering

 Dr Kerry Abrams


Dr ‌Kerry Abrams

Postdoctoral Researcher & Outreach Officer, Dr. Kerry Abrams' research interests have focused predominantly on inert gas implantations and the use of electron microscopic techniques to investigate and understand the resultant defected structures.In addition to carrying out numerous ion implantation and in situ transmission electron microscopy investigations, Kerry has gained a great deal of experience in the preparation of electron transparent samples, using a variety of chemical, mechanical and ion beam polishing techniques, including focused ion beam (FIB).

Within NiCaL(Nano Investigation Centre at Liverpool), Kerry provides analytical support for SEM, TEM and dual beam FIB, as well as undertaking industrial outreach