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About the project

We now have a collection of 56 interviews with women scientists all working at Oxford. This includes new interviews from 17 women working in Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences completed in 2017/18, alongside the original 39 women interviewed in Medical Sciences in 2014/15.

The new participants are:

Hazel Assender, Claudia Bertoni, Daniela Bortoletto, Helen Byrne, Kristina Dahlin, Charlotte Deane, Priyanka Dhopade, Alison Etheridge, Marta Kwiatkowska, Tamsin Mather, Alison Noble, Judith Rousseau, Angela Russell, Eleanor Stride, Amy Varney, Kylie Vincent and Julia Yeomans.

The aim of the project was to provide support to women making career decisions, by offering them the opportunity to explore a broad range of experiences shared by other women through video interviews. The women talked about many issues, including the culture of science, publishing, obtaining fellowship funding, having a mentor and Athena SWAN.

With the project update, the experiences of the new participants were added to the existing site along with two new topics on ‘Leadership, everyday working and administration’ and ‘Building spin-off companies and collaborating with industry’.

The project was delivered by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, the Radcliffe Department of Medicine and the Medical Sciences Office. Funding for the original project was obtained from the Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Fund, and the project update was funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). To find out more about equality and diversity at Oxford, visit