As part of our School's determination to advance the careers of women in STEMM we are developing a number of networking and collaboration fora where our female staff and students can share and benefit from their collective knowledge and experience. We will announce more on these as they come to fruition. SBBS also encourages you to consider participating in the inter-community networks below and connect with a wide range of peers.



This is a network of female Scientists including academics, post docs and post-graduate students, based in the College of Science in UCD. We aim to recognise the achievements of Women in Science and Technology and to empower female scientists in UCD to engage in equality in all aspects of scientific and academic life.  

Originally names UCD WiTS, it was launched in 2013 and has run a successful lunchtime UCD WiTS programme that merges networking events with a seminar series celebrating the success of female scientists, both nationally and internationally. We engaged with funding agents nationally to facilitate the extension of the UK Athena SWAN Charter to Irish HEIs. The Athena Swan Charter promotes good practise in the employment and retention of women in science, engineering, technology, medicine and mathematics (STEMM).   

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Women in Science Networks

Image of flower, logo for 500 Women Scientists500 Women Scientists is an organisation that promotes the transformation of leadership, diversity, and public engagement in science. It aims to represent the voices of tens of thousands of women scientists all over the globe. To date over 20,000 women of STEM disciplines and supporters from over 100 countries have signed up in support of Women Scientists, pledging to build an inclusive scientific community dedicated to training a more diverse group of future leaders in science and to use the language of science to bridge divides and enhance global diplomacy.  A 500 Women Scientists Dublin pod has recently formed. Follow them on Twitter for updates: @500ws_Dublin

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SheNote Speaker‌

SheNote Speaker logoShe Note Speaker aims to increase the visibility of women in the fields of respiratory and cardiovascular research. It is a self-nomination list for women in science within these specificresearch areas which can be easily searched in order to find keynote speakers for conferences, reviewers, editors, collaborators or new members of staff with particular expertise. If you would like to nominate yourself, visit and complete the optional fields.