NTUs Dr Zahraa Al-Ahmady helps platform work of women scientists

NTU's Dr Zahraa Al-Ahmady helps platform work of women scientists

 July 12, 2022

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Dr Zahraa Al-Ahmady (pictured above] is a senior lecturer in Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) School of Science, and is part of a committee of women academics from leading UK universities platforming the voices of female scientists such as NTU colleague Alicia Falcon Caro.

Actively promoting women scientists and their work

Soapbox science

Dr Al-Ahmady is a member of the organising committee of Nottingham Soapbox Women in Science, a novel public outreach platform promoting women scientists and the science they do.

The events take place across the world and transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate.

Sharing scientifitc knowledge with the public

NTU Alicia Falcon Caro

Women academics from the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, the University of Birmingham and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, including Dr Al-Ahmady, brought the first ever in-person Soapbox Science event to Speakers’ Corner in Nottingham UK to engage the public in ground-breaking research and challenge traditional science gender stereotypes. 

12 inspirational women speakers from the world of science, technology, medicine and engineering took part in the Nottingham event with talks throughout the day on topics ranging from vaccines to snakebites and new treatments for brain tumours.

Alicia Falcon Caro [pictured above], Academic Associate and PhD student from Nottingham Trent University's Computer Science Department, discussed the topic "Reading" the human brain.

"We are delighted to finally see our first in-person Nottingham Soapbox Women in Science. This event is unique in the way it promotes women as scientists and addresses gender equality in science. We have 12 fantastic female scientists who are going to stand on their soapboxes and tell us all about their journey and the amazing science they do," said Dr Al-Ahmady.

Promoting freedom of speech, public debate and citizenship

Speakers’ Corner Trust promotes freedom of speech, public debate and active citizenship. In 2008 the Trust worked with Nottingham City Council to establish Nottingham Speakers’ Corner in King Street. Since then many individuals and organisations have used the spot, just in front of the Brian Clough statue, to campaign, to protest and to hold vigils. The space is available for anyone to use.

Work alongside award-winning women at NTU

Nottingham Trent University is home to award-winning women like Dr Zahraa Al-Ahmady, who make a positive difference to the lives of their students and wider society.

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