Professor Galligan has published extensively on gender equality issues in public life. Her recent publications include Politics and Gender in Ireland: the quest for political agency (contributing co-editor with F. Buckley, Routledge 2015) and States of Democracy: Gender and politics in the European Union (contributing editor, Routledge 2015).
She is expert in the political, legislative and legal aspects of national and European policy relating to gender equality, including the free movement of persons.
She was a member of the UK Independent Commission of Inquiry on The Consequences of Devolution for the UK House of Commons (the McKay Commission), in 2013.
She was also independent chairperson of the Irish Fianna Fail Markievicz Commission on measures to implement the candidate gender quota of 30%.
She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Honorary Fellow of Trinity College Dublin.
In 2014 she was given an OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to higher education.
Department of Educology at the Faculty of Philosophy, Vilnius University, member of the Board of Science council Lithuania, former Member of Parliament and Adviser to the Prime Minister on Education, Scientific and Social policy
Vice-President of the European Platform of Women Scientists and Honorary Professor of Physics at Ecole Polytechnique
Claudine Hermann (born 1945) is Honorary Professor of Physics at Ecole Polytechnique, the most renowned French engineering school. She is alumna of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Jeunes Filles and her PhD (1976) was in Solid State Physics.
She was the first woman ever appointed Professor at Ecole Polytechnique (1992). Since then, in parallel with her activities in Physics, she has been studying the situation of women scientists in Western Europe and promoting science for girls, by papers and conferences, in France and abroad.
At the European Union, she was a member of the expert group that produced the ‘ETAN report’ on women in academia in Western Europe (2000); she was a French member of the Women and Science (‘Helsinki’) group at DG Research between 1999 and her retirement at the end of 2005.
She is the author of 85 refereed papers in physics, of 35 papers in the field of promotion of science among young people and on the analysis of the situation of women in scientific and technical careers.
Independent Higher Education Consultant, first Program Director of the ADVANCE Program of the National Science Foundation
Alice retired from the National Science Foundation in 2007, where she was the founding Program Director of the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program. She is currently an independent consultant, working with Harvard University, the University of Michigan and Simmons College Center for Gender in Organizations, to advance the participation of women in academic science and engineering. She serves in an advisory capacity and as an external evaluator for ADVANCE.
Amgen Inc. Professor of Biology (emerita) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor Hopkins obtained a Ph.D. from Harvard University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard and at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. She joined the MIT faculty in 1973. Her lab worked in three areas: mechanisms of leukemogenesis by mouse RNA tumour viruses; genetics of early vertebrate development using the zebrafish; and use of the zebrafish as a cancer model. Currently Nancy Hopkins is on sabbatical studying cancer prevention.
She became an advocate for women in science in 1995 after being appointed by then-MIT Dean of Science Robert Birgeneau to chair the First Committee on Women Faculty in the School of Science. A summary of her committee’s findings published in 1999 came to be known as the ‘MIT Report on the Status of Women Faculty in Science’.
In 2000 she was appointed by then-MIT president Vest to the MIT administration to Co-Chair the first Council on Faculty Diversity with Provost Robert Brown. The resulting efforts by MIT were recognized by US President Clinton and are credited with improvements in the status and number of women faculty at MIT and nationally.
Nancy Hopkins has lectured widely in the US, and also in Europe and Asia on the under-representation of women in STEM fields in academia.
Dr Carl Jacobsson is Senior Advisor at Swedish Research Council. He is member of the Expert Advisory Board of the EU-funded GENDER-NETERA-NET and of Science Europe’s Working Group on Gender and Diversity.
Between 2001 and 2014 he was Director of the department of Research Policy Analysis at Swedish Research Council which carried out analyses of research funding, research personnel and research output, (e.g. bibliometric analyses) as well as research evaluations, analyses of research policy and of gender equality questions.
He was a member of the EU Expert Group on Gender and Excellence (2008) and of the EU Expert Group on Women in Science Decision Making (2007).
He was Ombudsman at the Swedish Association of University Teachers between 1998 and 2001, and Special Adviser at the Swedish Ministry of Science and Education, 1995-1997. His background is in mathematics; he was Associate professor at Stockholm University 1983-1995.
Gary Loke is Head of Policy at Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) which works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education institutions across the UK and in colleges in Scotland.
Gary previously worked for an older persons’ charity on age-related policy issues in health and social care and for a rural race equality organisation on projects including minority ethnic people’s access to information and public services, racist incident reporting and capacity building of small minority ethnic and faith groups.
He has also been on a number of UK advisory bodies, including the Research Excellence Framework equality and diversity panel, the Quality Assurance Agency’s advisory group on the Quality Code on student support, learning resources and careers education, information, advice and guidance, as well as the Legal Education and Training Review Diversity and Social Mobility Expert Advisory Group.
He is currently a member of the policy advisory group of the UK Economic and Social Research Council Research Centre on Micro-Social Change at the University of Essex and a member of the gender equality commission of the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry and Scottish Government/Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Research Fellow
Dr Stephen Moggach did his PhD under the supervision of Professor Simon Parsons at the University of Edinburgh, studying the effect of pressure on amino acids. He then did a postdoc in the same group studying the effect of pressure on single-molecule magnets. Currently, Stephen is a Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry and Royal Society of Edinburgh/Scottish Government Personal Research Fellow, working in the School of Chemistry and the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions (CSEC) at The University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on applying high-pressure to metal organic framework (MOF) materials. Through development of high-pressure techniques and study of porous materials at pressure, he was awarded the CCDC Prize for Younger Scientists in 2010, and the European High-Pressure Research Group Award in 2012. Stephen has been the diversity and equality representative for the chemistry department over the past 2 years. In this role, he recently led the successful application for the school of chemistry to achieve an Athena SWAN Gold award, only the second department to ever have achieved such an award
CBE AcSS, Professor in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University and Director, Leadership Development, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
Professor Teresa Rees is particularly interested in gender mainstreaming and analysing how policies and practices can, inadvertently, reproduce patterns of inequality. Professor Rees has worked with a range of bodies and governments in Europe and elsewhere to apply a gender mainstreaming approach to the development of governance, education, training and labour market policies, regional economic development, and science policy. She has is along term expert advisor to the Research Directorate-General of the European Commission and was rapporteur for a series of international expert groups commissioned by the EC to inform policies on women in science, engineering and technology. Professor Rees has recently completed six years as Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) at Cardiff University. She is an academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and was awarded a CBE for services to equal opportunities and higher education
Head of Norway's Committee on Gender Balance in Research