Lydia Henry Athena Swan Awards 2015-16

The Lydia Henry Athena Swan bursaries, to support female undergraduates doing research for their BMedSci degrees, were awarded for a second year running to Emma Dimelow and Judith Pritchard. Both students are in the Department of Oncology and Metabolism with Emma working on a study looking at the fetal heart rates of small babies and Judith undertaking research in prenatal screening. Judith thanked the Athena Swan Committee for the bursary stating,  “It has given me the encouragement and financial support to  make the most of my BMedSci year and my first experience of academic medicine”.

Emma Dimelow (left) and Judith Pritchard (right)
Emma Dimelow (left) and Judith Pritchard (right)

Last year’s recipients, Fran Young and Catherine Nock have successfully gained their BMedSci degrees, with Fran being accepted to present the results of her research at an international conference.