2015 was a year of big change for me. I stepped down as Head of Department of Meteorology, and took on the role of Dean for Diversity and Inclusion (role shared with my former Head of School, Prof. Simon Chandler-Wilde), thereby moving away a little from atmospheric research and more towards University leadership. Perhaps appropriately therefore, my year of work has been in itself diverse. Here are some images that capture the general idea.
- My changing career
I made some big decisions this year about work
3 of my 4 working identities in badge form: Royal Meteorological Society, University of Reading, and ScienceGrrl
just keep going..
One of my last activities as Head of Department.. getting my colleagues together to discuss where we embed employability skills in our programmes
2. Life on campus as a Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
I’ve been spending a lot of time in coffee shops, meeting people and hearing their thoughts on diversity and inclusion
Am thinking a Wellbeing cafe for staff might be good
Whiteknights Library in the winter afternoon from my “Dean’s Office” in the administration block
The beautiful view from my Dean’s Office
Change, change and more change
This year we will have a layer on our campus maps that shows the location of gender neutral toilets.
Tim Hunt’s comments about girls in labs prompted some changes to door signs in Meteorology
RUSU and UoR ‘s I Heart Consent campaign
3. And life off campus getting out and about….
New friends and contacts
Workshop at University of Bradford – new collaborations
4. Some light reading…
5. Teaching my favorite module – Arran field course
Tephigram from my first ever time in charge of a weather balloon launch
Field site at Lochranza
The North of the Isle of Arran
My base in the classroom for the week
6. Research trip to China – first visit there, and first long haul travelling in 9 years!
Department of Atmospheric Science at Nanjing University
Nanjing haze from the plane…
… and from the mountain
One afternoon off..
7. Traditional end of year Christmas Carols in Meteorology
I wonder what 2016 will look like?