The Salford Lectures: Professor Dame Carol Black

Women in Science: Propensities and Choices

Dame Carol Black 

Date: Monday 14 September 2015
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: The Old Fire Station, The University of Salford


We are delighted to invite you to join us for a very special Salford Lecture delivered by Professor Dame Carol Black. Professor Black is Principal of Newnham College Cambridge, Expert Adviser on Health and Work to the Department of Health England and to Public Health England, and Chairman of the Nuffield Trust for health policy. She is also a member of the Welsh Government’s Bevan Commission on health in Wales, Chair of the RSSB’s Health and Wellbeing Policy Group, and a member of PwC’s Health Industries Oversight Board.


Professor Black says: "Despite clear imperatives and multiple initiatives to improve diversity, women remain under-represented at senior levels in every discipline.


Currently only 13% of all UK STEM jobs are occupied by women, and only 17% of STEM professors are female.


Another compelling reason to tackle this problem is that the UK economy needs more STEM workers, and the demand cannot be met without more STEM women."


In November 2011 when National Director for Health and Work, she completed as Co-Chair, an independent review for the UK Government of sickness absence in Britain. The recommendations of this report are now being put in place, with for example a national Fit for Work Service.


Professor Black is a past-President of the Royal College of Physicians, of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, and of the British Lung Foundation. The Centre she established at the Royal Free Hospital in London is internationally renowned for research and treatment of connective tissue diseases such as scleroderma. She is a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, of the Work Foundation and of Uppingham School.


Places are limited so please register to join us for this special lecture delivered by one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK as named in the BBC Woman’s Hour list in November 2013.


If you have any queries or special requirements (including dietary) please contact Sohayla Worth at, or via 0161 295 6270.

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Dame Carol Black
Women in Science: Propensities and Choices
14 September 2015 at 17:30