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The Centre is led by a team of five Directors - one representative from each of the University's four Colleges, and the President of the University's Women in Academia Postgraduate Group. The Directors are responsible for the strategic direction of the Centre, and are supported by a project manager and administrator

Director (Science)

Belinda Colston

Director (Science)

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Belinda, Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Cultural Heritage, has been leading the University’s gender equality initiatives in STEM since 2012. A nuclear chemist by training, she is particularly interested in the progression of female academics in STEM subject areas and has developed a number of supportive initiatives at Lincoln. Academic profile

Director (Social Science)

Jacqui Briggs

Director (Social Science)

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Jacqui, Professor for the Public Understanding of Political Science, is Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences. Her interests include Anti-Politics, Thinking Politics and Gender, Globalisation and Sexuality, with her research currently centring on youth political participation, young women and politics, and the issue of compulsory voting. She is the Associate Editor for the journal European Political Science. Academic profile

Director (Arts)

Lucie Armitt

Director (Arts)

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Lucie, Professor in Contemporary English Literature, is a specialist in the fields of contemporary women’s writing, the literary fantastic and the Gothic. She is an Associate Editor of the award-winning OUP journal Contemporary Women’s Writing and founding Treasurer of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association. Academic profile

Director (Business)

Deirdre Anderson

Director (Business)

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Deirdre is a Principal Lecturer in Human Resource Management with research interests including  gendered careers, women’s management pipeline, flexibility, and work and family (especially in different cultures).  In all of her work she seeks to increase awareness of diversity and inclusion, challenging the often unconscious processes which can limit individual actions and organizational practices.  With a background in executive education, Deirdre specialises in women only leadership programmes. Academic profile

Director (Students)

Rachel Yemm

Director (Students)

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Rachel is a third year PhD student in the School of History and Heritage, the current President of Lincoln’s Women in Academia Postgraduate Research group, and a founding member of the student-led society 'Get Students Against Violence Initiative' (Get SAVI), which aims to raise awareness of, and tackle, gender-based violence on campus. Her doctoral research examines the impact of local media on public perceptions of immigrants in the Midlands from 1960 to 1985. Women in Academia

Project Manager

Nicole Fielding

Project Manager

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Nicole is responsible for managing many of the equality initiatives run through the Centre. With a PhD in heritage science, Nicole was a co-founder of the Newton Academy – the Science Club for Girls, and is a keen advocate of promoting early science engagement through hands-on activities that are both challenging and fun. Staff profile

Administrator

Leila Lamoureux

Administrator

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Leila provides administrative support to the team. If you call the Centre, you are likely to speak to Leila, as she acts as our main point of contact!
Staff profile