GS9 Regional Committee

We would like to extend our thanks to the members of the GS9 Europe Committee. 

  • Dr Fredrik Bondestam, Director, Unit for Gender Research, Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research; NIKK – Nordic Information on Gender, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
  • Prof Jacques Mairesse, Professorial Fellow, Maastricht University, Netherlands.
  • Dr Ingeborg W. Owesen, Senior Adviser, BALANSE-program coordinator, Research Council of Norway (RCN).
  • Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director, Portia Ltd; Gender Summit co-founder, UK (Chair).
  • Prof Martina Schraudner, Head of Department, Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Technical University Berlin; Director of Responsible Research and Innovation Unit, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany.
  • Prof Lars Wärngård, Director Planning and Process Development, Forte, Sweden.
  • Prof Mieke Verloo, Professor of Comparative Politics and Inequality Issues, Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Dr Fredrik Bondestam

Frederick Bondestam, Gender Summit 9 Eu speaker

Head of operations for GMA (Gender Mainstreaming Academia in Sweden), Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research; NIKK – Nordic Information on Gender, Gothenburg University, Sweden.

Dr Fredrik Bondestam has a doctorate in sociology (2004, Uppsala University) on feminist theory, gender equality and gender mainstreaming in academia, and has since then done research on gender and higher education in different respects, foremost on gender and organisational change, critical and feminist pedagogy and teaching, sexual harassment and violence, implementation of gender equality and gender mainstreaming, among other. His research spans other fields as well, for example risk, organisation and masculinities, gendered teaching in elementary schools, the role of feminist theory and methodology in sociological research. His main field of expertise is thus research politics, higher education, gender and gender mainstreaming in a broad sense, emanating from pioneering work at the Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, within the framework of a Centre of Excellence. 

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Prof Jacques Mairesse

Prof Jacques Mairesse, Gender Summit 9 EU Speaker

Professor, Maastricht University, Netherlands.  

Jacques Mairesse is Professor of Applied Econometrics of Research, Innovation and Productivity at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of  Maastrich University and Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT (Netherland). He is also a  Research Associate at the Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique of  "Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique" (CREST - ENSAE) and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER, USA). He is Inspecteur general honoraire de l’Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (INSEE). He is also president of the Comite Scientifique de Prospective de l’observatoire des Sciences et du Techniques (OST). 

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Dr Ingeborg W. Owesen

Dr Ingeborg W. Owesen, Gender Summit 9 Eu speaker

Senior Adviser, BALANSE-program coordinator, Research Council of Norway (RCN).

Dr Owesen is a senior adviser at the Research Council of Norway (RCN). The Research Council of Norway is a national strategic and funding agency for research activities, and a chief source of advice on and input into research policy for the Norwegian Government, the central government administration and the overall research community. Dr Owesen is also the co-ordinator of the BALANSE-program. The Initiative on Gender Balance in Senior Positions and Research Management (BALANSE) seeks to promote gender balance at the senior level in Norwegian research through new knowledge, learning and innovative measures.

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Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer

Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer, Gender Summit 9 Eu speaker

Director, Portia Ltd, UK; co-founder, Gender Summit

Elizabeth Pollitzer PhD is co-founder and Director of Portia, an organization devoted to improving gender equality in STEM and promoting the inclusion of the gender dimension in STEM. She has 20 years’ experience teaching and researching in the Departments of Computing and Management at Imperial College, University of London. Her original training was in Biophysics. She now applies this scientific background to her work as director of Portia. Portia was the coordinator of the genSET project, the Gender Summits were established as part of the genSET project.

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Prof Martina Schraudner

Prof Martina Schraudner, Gender Summit 9 Eu speaker

Head of Department, Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Technical University Berlin; Director of Responsible Research and Innovation Unit, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany.

Martina Schraudner received her PhD in Biology from the Technical University of Munich, and worked as a researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) and the Forschungszentrum Jülich. She obtained her "Inauguration as a Lecturer" (Habilitation) at the Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

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Prof Mieke Verloo

Prof Mieke Verloo, Gender Summit 9 Eu speaker

Professor of Comparative Politics and Inequality Issues, Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Mieke Verloo is Professor of Comparative Politics and Inequality Issues at Radboud University in the Netherlands, and Non-Residential Permanent Fellow at the IWM, Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. She is the winner of the 2015 ECPG Gender and Politics Career Achievement Award. She was scientific director of large research projects on gender equality policymaking in Europe (see www.mageeq.net and www.quing.eu). She has extensive consultancy and training experience on gender mainstreaming and intersectionality for several European governments and institutions. Her research is on feminist politics and opposition to gender+ equality in Europe.

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Prof Lars Wärngård

Prof Lars Wärngård, Gender Summit speaker

Director Planning and Process Development, Forte, Sweden.

Lars Wärngård is Director of Planning and Process Development at Forte (Swedish council for Health, Working life and Welfare). Forte is a governmental agency organized under the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.  He is also Adjunct Professor in Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University and Associate professor in Toxicology at the Karolinska Institute. Lars Wärngård also has extensive experience in management in the public and private sector.

 

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