GS15 Programme At A Glance

Evolving Programme. Confirmed speakers will continue to be added

 The venue for GS15 is Bush House, Aldwych, London, WC2. (Please see Practical Information page for map)

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DAY 1 – 18th June 2018

 08:00–09:00 Arrivals, registration, networking 
 09:00–0915 Welcome
Sarah Guerra, Director Diversity and Inclusion, King’s College
 09:15–10:00 Keynotes
The Myth of Pink and Blue Brain
Lise Eliot, The Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
 10:00–11:15 Plenary 1: When sex matters for human and non-human species: the role of basic biology
This session will look at sex and gender from the perspective of the differences observed at a basic biological level to explain how and why such differences can impact on outcomes but also how they can be used to ask new questions, test existing theories, improve quality of research outcomes, and promote new markets for science knowledge.

Moderator: Ann Le Good, Nature Communications

The genetics of human complex traits, and what it means for diagnostics and things like ‘precision’ and ‘personalised’ medicine

Barbara Stranger, University of Chicago, USA

How to be sure what sex your cells are: Cell DB with sex description
Hee Young Paik, Gendered Innovations in Science and Technology Research (GISTeR), South Korea
Does sex really matter? Explaining intra-species variation in ocean acidification responses
Robert Ellis, University of Exeter
 11:15–11:45 Coffee, Networking, Exhibition
 11:45–13:15 Plenary 2: Rethinking risk and resilience: challenging accepted theories
This session examines how sex/gender differentiate the human experience and assessment of risk in different contexts, and if we need to revise the theories and models used to appreciate the full impact of the decisions made.

Moderator: Maryse Lassonde, Scientific Director Fondes de Recherche Nature et Technologie (FRQNT), Canada 

Responsible AI: free from (human) bias, unfairness and discrimination
Natalia Criado Pacheco, King’s College London
Gendered findings on radiation and the community that uses radiation daily
Mary Olson, NIRS, USA
Engendering the Environment for Health Protection
Katrin Groth & Arn Sauer, German Federal Environmental Agency
Understanding the role of SDG5 within a network of SDG interactions for best use of resources
Jonathan Dawes, Institute for Mathematical Innovation, University of Bath
Gender dimension in environmental sciences
Giuliana Rubbia - Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy
 13:15–14:00 Lunch, networking, exhibition
 14:00–15:30 Plenary 3: Statistics, indicators and evidence for effective policy design and implementation
This session introduces new evidence and new advances in developing and harmonizing efforts to collect statistical information and methods for calculation and interpretation of statistical indicators of gender equality in research and innovation.

Moderator: Jane English, Head of Department, Cape Town University, South Africa

The statistical and policy role of EU She Figures, and of MORE and MORRI Surveys
Ana Arana Antelo, EU Commission, Research & Innovation Head of Unit for Science & Society
Policy impact of the SAGA project: lessons from roll-outs
Ernesto Polcuch, Chief of Section for Science Policy and Partnerships in the Natural Sciences Sector of UNESCO
Doing gender mainstreaming the feminist way
Fredrick Bondestam, Head of Operations, Research Coordinator, Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research, Sweden.
Advancing gender and STEM statistics for the LAC countries
Charlotte Guillard, Strasbourg University and UNU-MERIT
The Global Research Council: Commitment to Equity and Integration of Gender Dimension in Research
Roshni Abedin, UKRI (TBC)
 15:30–16:00 Coffee, Networking, Exhibition
 16:00–17:30 Plenary 4: Leadership:  Re-evaluating the meaning of leadership for excellence and effectivness in science
Good science requires good leadership. This session will ask what leadership means today to individuals, to institutions, to scientific fields and to society.

Moderator: Alison Wall, UKRI-EPSRC

Effective research and professorial leadership
Linda Evans, Manchester University
Leadership in Open Science: overcoming gender and structural inequalities
Rana Dajani, Hashemite University
The importance of understanding the experiences of those we lead
Stephen Curry, Imperial College London
The challenges of leading projects with diverse disciplines and stakeholder interests
Roxana Carare, University of Southampton
 17:30–19:00 Reception

DAY 2 – 19th June 2018

08:30–09:00 Arrivals, registration, networking 
09:00–09:45 Plenary 5: The mission, impact and future of the Gender Summit
Since it was established in 2011, the Gender Summit has migrated from Europe to different global regions, and has influenced local gender discourse in science, and led to new actions and initiatives, including a 7000 strong global community of gender experts and practitioners

Why the perils of not having female crash test dummies epitomise the Gender Summit mission
Elizabeth Pollitzer, Portia
The transformation of gender attitudes in STEM in Japan
Miyoko O. Watanabe, Deputy Executive Director, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST); Director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, JST, Japan; Chair, Gender Summit 10 Asia-Pacific
Singapore as host of the next Gender Summit - Asia Pacific
Vandana Ramachandran, Institute of Medical Biology and Lakshmi Ramachandran, Gender Summit Asia-Pacific Singapore
Advancing the mission of the Gender Summit – Africa through partnership with the Next Einstein Forum
Dorothy Nyambi, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Rwanda
The importance of plurality: reflections on GS11-NA
Maryse Lassonde, Scientific Director Fondes de Recherche Nature et Technologie (FRQNT), Canada
09:45–11:15 Plenary 6: Changing attitudes and cultures in organisations
This session looks how gender equality is being pursued by key actors and stakeholders in science endeavours, at regional, national and sectoral levels, and what lessons are there for policy makers and institutions.

Moderator: Nick Perkins, CABI

Working with Gender Equality at NordForsk
Arne Flåøyen, Director NordForsk, Norway
Progress on gender equality in research and innovation in Germany
Christina Hadulla-Kuhlmann, Federal Ministry of Science and Education
Towards gender balance in mining
Jean E. Des Rivières, V-P Exploration, BHP, Chile
Transforming the role of science publishers and scientific information providers
Ron Mobed, CEO, Elsevier, The Netherlands
Gender diversity on boards in the UK: Are we making progress?
Elena Doldor, Queen Mary University of London, UK
11:15–11:45 Break, Networking, Exhibition
 Parallel 1: Best Practice from different programmes and projects  Parallel 2: Fair and systematic scholarly peer review 
Moderator: Lotta Strandberg, NordForsk, Norway

• What makes a great research teams

Joerg Muller, Coordinator GEDII project
Anne Laure Humbert,GEDII project
• Funders fostering gender equity
Sonja Ochsenfeld-Repp, Director, Quality and Programme management, DFG
• Interventions to advance equality, diversity, and inclusion in ICT
Nigel Birch, EPSRC, UK
• A Global Approach to Gender Gap in Science
Francesca Primas, International Astronomical Union and European Southern Observatory
• The PLOTINA Gender Equality Plan at the University of Bologna
Angela Balzano, Università di Bologna, Italy
Moderator: Hans Borchgrevink, Portia

Gender dependent homophily in academic reviewing
Andreas Neef, Head of the research group "Biophysics of neural computation" at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Göttingen
The importance gender balanced editorial teams
Catriona Fennell, Director of Journal Services, Elsevier
Measuring the Impact of Gender Equality on the Innovation System
Clemens Striebing, IAO, Fraunhofer, Germany
The Catch 22 of gender differences in research funding
Michael Head, University of Southampton, UK
• The reversal of relative performance at the end as opposed to the start of the university career
Matthias Parey, University of Essex

Parallel 3: Research for SDG targets Parallel 4: GEPs Tools from Physicists for Physicists and for Others
Chair: Ylann Schemm, Elsevier Foundation

• Equity in Engineering
Renetta Garrison Tull,UMBC, USA
• Human scientific talent Africa
Stanley Maphosa, ASSAf, South Africa
• The knowledge of plants and crops - helping those who need it and learning from them
Julien Lamontagne-Godwin, CABI, UK
• Improving public communication and engagement in food security science
Silvia Silvestri, CABI, Kenya
• Knowledge, attitudes and practice of FGMC among women
Bola Grace, Institute for Women’s Health Sciences, UCL, UK
Assessing the perceived role of women in impacting positively the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals
Nnenna Eluwa, Walden University, Nigeria

Why is Physics Different?
Thomas Bergoefer, DESY, Germany
Sveva Avveduto, CNR, Italy
Claartje Vinkenburg, Portia, UK
Meytal Eran Jonas, Weizmann, Israel
Sandra Hesping, NWO, The Netherlands

• The journey of doing GE(P) in Physics
• GENERA products and publications
• Sustainability: GENERA network/community of practice
• Important lessons and achievements to help others
13:15–14:00 Lunch, exhibition,networking
Parallel 5: Improving quality of impact Parallel 6: Improving the scope and reliability of evidence
Chair: Carlotta Arthur, Programme Director, Luce Henry Foundation, USA

• Unexpected impacts of social policy on health: the Life Path project
Emilie Courtin, Kings College London
Gender as Success Criterion in Innovative User-centered Prevention Measures
Sabine Oertelt-Prigione at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands

‘Female Psychology’ – A New Vision for Women’s Mental Health
Sergio A. Silverio, UCL
Why research into boys, young men and masculinities in schooling tends to miss out on the body
Omar Kaissi. University of Manchester
• The (mis)interpretation of forensic science evidence
Ruth Morgan, Centre for the Forensic Science, University College London

Chair: Nigel Birch, EPSRC, UK

The unique ASSET Survey: what it tells us about academic work and life
Amanda Aldercotte, Acting Research Manager, Equality Challenge Unit, UK
• Non-cognitive psychological variables of gender inequalities in STEM education
Camille McKayle, University of Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands
Angelicque Tucker Blackmon, University of Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands
Robert Stolz, University of Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands
Can you be it if you don’t see it? Women in Physics
Yvonne Kavanagh, Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland

Self-assessment of the progress of Gender Equality Plans – Introduction of the PLOTINA online monitoring tool
Nela Salamon, ZSI-Zentrum für Soziale Innovation, Austria
Community of practice – a key factor of a reflexive gender equality policy
Angela Wroblewski, IHS, Austria

Parallel 7: Constructing better inclusion and advancement conditions

Chair: Wendy Hansen, GENERA

Advancing gender balance and diversity in an intergovernmental organisation
Catherine Gater, EMBL-EBI, UK
• Unanticipated consequences of gender equality actions/programmes
Charikleia Tzanakou, University of Warwick

• Women choice of STEM careers and expectations in an emerging economy
Maria Oliveros, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico
• A role model database to support mobility and networking
Gianna Avellis, Marie Curie Alumni Association
• Creating safe spaces: the experience of the “Social Spaces for Egalitarian Participation in Education” project
Dr. Andrea Bramberger, Pädagogische Hochschule Salzburg, Austria (presented by Kate Winter)
Advancing STEM Women in Academic Leadership (on behalf of co authors)
Kate Winter, Kate Winter Evaluation LLC, USA
Parallel 8:Changing attitudes and perceptions

Chair: Hee Young Paik, GISTeR, S.Korea

• Effects of special STEAM programme on gifted young girls

Manabu Sumida, Ehime University, Japan
• Will the artificial mind have no gender?
Siyeon Lee, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
Through the Looking Glass: Science Explorer Modules as a communication approach to promote STEM careers
Mark Ivan Roblas, Science and Education Institute, Philippines
Intersectionality as responsibility: approaches to diversity in the Human Brain Project
Tyr Fothergill, Human Brain Project, De Montfort University

• Gender diversity and inequality in (and through the lens) of economics
Giulia Porino, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
15:30–16:15 Plenary 7: Reports from parallel sessions
16:15–17:30 Closing Keynote and Refreshments