Geoghegan-Quinn, Gender Summit past speaker

Commissioner for Research, Innovation & Science, DG Research, Innovation & Science, European Commission.

Political career 1994 -1997: Member of Dáil Éireann and Opposition Spokesperson on Health. 1993 -1994: Minister for Justice. Member of the Irish Government team which negotiated the Joint Declaration of December 1993, by the British and Irish Governments, on Peace and Reconciliation in Ireland 1992: Minister for Tourism, Transport and Communications • 1991 -1992: Member of Dáil Éireann • 1987 - 1991: Minister for European Affairs. Chaired inter-departmental Cttee. on EU policy with responsibility for co-ordinating Ireland’s EU Presidency in 1990. During the Presidency chaired the Budget, Telecommunications, Culture and Development Councils

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Hans Borchgrevink, Gender Summit past speaker

Chair, Working Group Monitoring of the ERA Steering Group on Human Resources and Mobility (EU-SGHRM). 

Hans M. Borchgrevink MD, is the former Director of Medicine in the Research Council of Norway, and consultant/researcher in audiology and brain function diagnosis. Now chair of WG Monitoring in the EU Steering Group on Human Resources and Mobility (EU-SGHRM), chair WG Mobility in the European Science Foundation Member Organisation (ESF-MO) Forum Researcher Careers, and Norwegian representative in EU SGHRM, EU IMI Innovative Medicine SRG, and EURAXESS. He has been the invited session chair/rapporteur/speaker at several EU Presidency conferences.

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Ward, Gender Summit past speaker

Director, Office of Integrative Activities, NSF (The United States National Science Foundation), USA.

During her tenure at the United States National Science Foundation (NSF), Ward has served in a number of science and engineering policy, planning and program capacities in both Education and Human Resources  and the Office of the Director. Ward provided critical leadership for development of several NSF-wide activities, including the Human and Social Dynamics priority area, the Science of Learning Centers program, Cyberinfrastructure and the Social Sciences, and the ADVANCE program. Ward has also served on the President's National Science and Technology Council subcommittees and interagency working groups in the areas of science education and workforce development, and the social, behavioural and economic sciences. Prior to joining NSF, Ward was an associate professor of psychology and founding director of the Center for Research on Multi-Ethnic Education at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. She has also held visiting academic appointments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Johns Hopkins University. She received a BA in psychology as well as the Afro-American Studies Certificate from Princeton University and a PhD in psychology from Stanford University. Ward was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship and the 2005 American Psychological Association (APA) Presidential Citation, the most distinguished honour given by the APA president. The APA award recognized her steadfast support of the advancement of behavioural science and her to devotion to enhancing the diversity of the science and engineering workforce.

Dr Ward spoke about Advancing women scientists in academia: The NSF Experience at Session C3: MOBILISING AND MOBILITY OF SCIENTIFIC TALENT Competitive advantage of gender equality at the Gender Summit 1 EU (GS1EU).


Inike Klinge, Gender Summit past speaker

Associate Professor of Gender Medicine, Caphri School for Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

Ineke Klinge is associate professor of Gender Medicine at Maastricht University. She combined her training in biomedical sciences (specialization Immunology) with gender research. Her past and current research for the European Commission focuses on innovation of biomedical and health research by incorporation of sex and gender aspects. The project GenderBasic (2005-2008) that she coordinated was elected by the European Commission as a FP6 success story. During winter semester 2008-2009 she was appointed as Maria-Goeppert-Mayer guest professor in Gender Medicine at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen, Germany. In 2010, with Claudia Wiesemann she published the book Sex and Gender in Biomedicine. Theories, Methodologies, Results. She is currently co-director of the EU Expert group Innovation through Gender that develops methods of sex and gender analysis for basic and applied research: Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering and Environment.

Prof Klinge spoke about Gender, Biomedicine and Health in Session C4: EXCELLENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY OF SCIENCE Gender as a scientific quality value at the Gender Summit 1 EU (GS1EU).


Schraudner, Gender Summit past speaker

Head of the department of Gender and Diversity in Organisations, Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management, Technische Universität Berlin.

Professor Schraudner is head of the department of Gender and Diversity in Organisations at the Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management of the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB). Her research currently focuses on the integration of different perspectives in the innovation process already in very early stages of research planning. This requires a systematic involvement of potential users and a continuous dialogue between different kinds of sciences and stakeholders on the one hand, and the readiness to integrate different perspectives in the decision making processes on the other. Another field of her work are innovative research initiatives. One of her key interests is to develop strategies to guarantee effective and result-oriented cooperation among researchers, decision makers, funding institutions and other financial contributors to research. Martina Schraudner has served on several innovation committees of the German government, and is member of a European Expert Group. She has undertaken the first steps in establishing gender mainstreaming strategies for research institutions in Germany especially by integrating gender aspects in different research themes. She is a member of the genSET Science Leaders Panel. Dr Schraudner, a biologist, became Professor at the Technische Universität Berlin in 2008. She also works at the Fraunhofer Headquarters in the field of strategic research planning.

Prof Schraudner spoke about Involving Industry and markets at Session C4: EXCELLENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY OF SCIENCE Gender as a scientific quality value a the Gender Summit 1 EU (GS1EU).