University of Sheffield Professor wins award for science

University of Sheffield Professor wins award for science

 March 12, 2019

University of Sheffield Professor Suzanne Mason has been awarded the Women of Sheffield Helen Sharman Award for Science. Suzanne works in the School of Health and Related Research and received the award at the Women of Sheffield Awards 2019. The event celebrates the excellent work women in Sheffield do and aims to encourage young women in the field to follow in the footsteps of the nominees.

Representing the women of Sheffield

Suzanne first started her career the University of Sheffield in 2001 as a Senior Clinical Lecturer and now splits her time between the university and working as a consultant at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust emergency department.

"I am very proud to have been recognised for this award. It is a great honour to represent the women of Sheffield in the field of Science. As the first woman to be appointed to a Chair in emergency medicine in the UK, I have always worked hard to provide encouragement and opportunities for women in academia," says Suzanne.

"Being a mum to two girls as well as working part time as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine, I feel I am able to give a wealth of advice and support to other women so that they can achieve their goals without feeling they should compromise family or career.”

Creating a balance for better

The Women of Sheffield Awards was hosted the day before International Women’s Day. The theme for the day was #BalanceforBetter which focuses on creating a more balanced and equal world and workplace.

Suzanne shares her thoughts on how women helping other women can create a more balanced and equal workplace. 

“I provide one to one mentorship for women as well as advice when asked. It is so important to have role models and knowing there are people who can be approached and are willing to act in such roles is vital for young women starting out on their own career journeys," says Suzanne. 

"My advice is always to try and find good mentorship, use any support at home and at work to help you and set goals which are realistic in order to keep moving forwards.”

Join impressive women like Suzanne at the University of Sheffield

With a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and gender equality, there are plenty of opportunities for strong candidates in a host of academic and support roles at the University of Sheffield. Search and apply for exciting and challenging jobs today. 


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