Sharing Best Practice: How can Industry and Academia work together to tackle inequality and discrimination?

12:15pm - 2:30pm / Wednesday 16th January 2019 / Venue: Room G16 Mathematical Sciences Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Department
  • Suitable for: Staff and students interested in equality and diversity issues
  • Admission: Free but please register to attend
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School of Physical Sciences Equality & Diversity Seminar - Wednesday 16th January 2019

Sharing Best Practice: How can Industry and Academia work together to tackle inequality and discrimination?

Light buffet lunch will be served from 12:15. Talks will start at 1pm.

Location: room G16 in the Mathematical Sciences Building, University of Liverpool

Please join us at the workshop organised as part of the School of Physical Sciences Equality & Diversity Seminar Series.

In this series, we aim to discuss issues relating to equality and diversity as inclusively and broadly as possible, examining how the different barriers that people face can intersect with each other, and exploring how we can change our School culture to improve the experiences of everybody.

This workshop will be an opportunity for representatives from our University and from industry to talk about the problems they face in tacking Equality and Diversity issues, share ideas, promote good practice and find ways in which we could support each other.

Each speaker will give a short presentation of Equality and Diversity in their institution, followed by Q&A session and then a group discussion.


Professor Ronan McGrath

Ronan McGrath is a Professor of Physics at the University of Liverpool and a member of the Surface Science Research Centre. He earned a B.A. in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College Dublin in 1983, and a PhD from the same institution in 1988. He was a post-doctoral member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill in New Jersey from 1988-1990, after which he joined the University of Liverpool. He was Head of the Department of Physics (2008-2011) and Dean of the School of Physical Sciences (2012-2018). He has 4 children and a dog, and is a governor at Childwall Abbey School.

Talita Kennedy

Talita is a QC & Analytical Manager responsible for project delivery & quality control at CARBOGEN AMCIS LTD. Carbogen Amcis Ltd is a contract manufacturing operation specialising in large scale development of APIs. Talita manages a group of 10 chemists where she has been the manager for 3 years. Prior to working for Carbogen Amcis Ltd she was a QC Analyst working in various Drug Product Pharmaceutical companies. Talita has a BSc in Forensic Science from the University of Glamorgan (Wales) & a MSc in Forensic and Analytical Chemistry from the University of Glamorgan (Wales).

Helen Green

Helen studied Biology at Swansea University in South Wales before postgraduate studies in Science Communication and Public Health. It was there that she developed an interest in policy and health equality. Following community-based roles supporting people in areas of high deprivation, Helen moved on to work in the Policy Team at Public Health Wales before starting a role as Programme Manager for the NHS Centre for Equality and Human Rights. She is currently on a one-year secondment to the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, leading partnership work on the Well-being Goal of ‘A More Equal Wales’.

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