50 Years

Introducing: Women with Impact

‘March 8th is International Women’s Day, and throughout March we will be foregrounding Leeds Beckett University’s Women with Impact.  We will be raising the profile of female researchers, practitioners, and educators whose expertise and experience are advancing knowledge.

Published on 02 Mar 2020

In Leeds School of Social Sciences, Professor Georgina Jones’ internationally celebrated work supports women diagnosed with cancer when they are facing long-term decisions about their fertility after treatment.

At Leeds Business School, Zoe McClelland has been at the forefront of the University’s burgeoning links with industry. With a focus on productivity and competitiveness, she led Leeds Business School’s first Degree Apprenticeships, working with employers to deliver what is needed for the success of our region’s businesses.

Professor Claire Surr’s (School of Health & Community Studies) training and education programmes are transforming the care available to people living with dementia, a condition that affects more than 50 million people globally.

Alumna Sharon Watson is a major figure in the creative industries. Her commitment to improving diversity in dance and the performing arts is award-winning and has elevated her work to a national level.

And at Carnegie School of Sport, Dr Hayley Fitzgerald is challenging preconceptions about age, gender, training and sport, using her own experience as a boxer.

Research demonstrates that gender-equality delivers a happier, healthier and more prosperous world and we will be promoting the debate through #EachforEqual.

Join us as we recognise the significant contribution of our Women with Impact.’

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