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Ambassadors and Experts

The INTEGER Ambassadors and Experts create a pool of expertise comprising Researchers, Academics and Experts from the fields of science, engineering and social sciences, and who have successfully implemented structural change or have relevant experience and expertise on this matter.

Ambassadors and Experts are expected to help with the implementation of gender equality actions and aid with the dissemination activities of the project at the highest level. Their role is to offer support by :  

 •    Sharing experience and knowledge while visiting the targeted institutions
•    Participating in, and speaking at, conferences and events about and for the institution
•    Delivering seminars and facilitating workshops on relevant topics, including structural change
•    Advising and mentoring, including on policy and strategy and on development and implementation of Transformational-Gender Action Plans
•    Identifying resources for ensuring sustainability

Find below the INTEGER project’s pools of expertise:

Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, and Director of the UM ADVANCE Program

Abigail J. Stewart is Sandra Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, where she has been Director of the UM ADVANCE Program - a multi-level program designed to improve the campus environment for all faculty – particularly women and underrepresented minorities – in terms of recruitment, retention, climate and leadership - since 2001.

Her current research examines educated women’s lives and personalities; women’s movement activism both in the US and globally; gender, science and technology among graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty; and institutional change in the academy.

Professor of Chemistry at the University of York

Paul Walton is Professor of Chemistry at the University of York, where he was Head of Department from 2004 until 2010.

The department at York is one of the largest in the UK with excellent reputations for both teaching and research. It is the only academic department in the UK to hold an Athena SWAN Gold Award, a status it has held since 2008.

Paul gained his PhD from the University of Nottingham in 1990 and then worked at the University of California at Berkeley before moving to York in 1993. His research interests are in bioinorganic chemistry, which is the study of metal ions in living systems. He is particularly interested in mimicking the chemistry of metal-containing proteins using synthetic chemical systems. In this way he can create new catalysts for a variety of chemical processes, for example the sequestration of carbon dioxide. He is also interested in the use of metal complexes as novel drugs, especially in combating cancer.