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StepWideStepWide showcases the profiles of early career cis and trans women researchers from the University of Cambridge, UK.



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Active Learning 1 person

Aerosol 1 person

Ageing 1 person

Analysis of Partial Differential Equations 1 person

Ancient DNA 1 person

Ancient Western Asia 1 person

Animal Histories 1 person

Antibiotic Resistance 1 person

Antibodies 1 person

Antimicrobial Resistance 2 people

Archaeobotany 1 person

Archaeological Science 1 person

Archaeology 1 person

Artificial Intelligence 1 person

ATLAS 1 person

Atmospheric Modelling 1 person

Atomic Physics 1 person

Autonomous Systems 1 person

Autophagy 1 person

Axon Guidance 1 person

Bacteria 1 person

Bacterial Evolution 1 person

Bacterial Infection 1 person

Behaviour 2 people

Behaviour Change 1 person

Behavioural Science 1 person

Beyond the Standard Model 1 person

Bioarchaeology 1 person

Bioassay Development 1 person

Biochemistry 1 person

Bioinformatics 2 people

Biophysics 1 person

Biostatistics 1 person

Biotechnology 1 person

Brain 1 person

Brain Mapping 1 person

Brain Stimulation 1 person

C. elegans 1 person

Cancer 1 person

Cancer Microenvironment 1 person

Cardiometabolic Disease 1 person

Cell-autonomous Immunity 1 person

Cell Biology 1 person

Cellular Microbiology 1 person

Cellular Therapy 1 person

Cerebellum 1 person

Chemical Biology 2 people

Chemistry 1 person

Cities 1 person

Climate 1 person

Climate Change 1 person

Climate Change in the Past 1 person

Clustering 1 person

Cognitive Neuroscience 2 people

Commercial Determinants of Health 1 person

Computational Psychiatry 1 person

Conflict 1 person

Conflict-affected Area 1 person

Connectivity 1 person

Connectomics 1 person

Conservation 2 people

Consultancy 1 person

Cosmology 1 person

CRISPR 1 person

CRISPR/Cas9 1 person

Crops 1 person

Cryo-EM 1 person

Crystallography 1 person

Cyber-physical Systems 1 person

Cybercrime 1 person

Cybersecurity 1 person

Data Analysis 1 person

Data Science 1 person

Decision Making 1 person

Deep Learning 1 person

Dendritic Cells 1 person

Development 1 person

Developmental Biology 1 person

Developmental Neuroscience 1 person

Developmental Psychology 1 person

Diet 1 person

Digital Technologies 1 person

Dimensions 1 person

DNA Methylation 1 person

DNA Repair 1 person

Drosophila 2 people

Drug Development 1 person

Early Detection 1 person

Ecology 1 person

Education 1 person

EEG 1 person

Emissions 1 person

Energy Systems 1 person

Environmental 1 person

Environmental Factors 1 person

Environmental Stress 1 person

Enzymatic Catalysis 1 person

Epidemiology 1 person

Epidemiology of Chronic Disease 1 person

Epigenetics 1 person

Evolution 1 person

Exercise 1 person

Experimental Research 1 person

Extremism 1 person

Feminist Geography 1 person

Field Work 1 person

Filipino 1 person

Food Security 1 person

Food Systems 1 person

Fruit Flies 1 person

Functional Genomics 1 person

Funerary Ritual 1 person

Future of Fuels 1 person

Galapagos 1 person

Gastroenteritis 1 person

Gender 1 person

Gene-environment Interactions 1 person

Gene Regulation 1 person

General Relativity 2 people

Genetic Epidemiology 1 person

Genetic Susceptibility 1 person

Genetics 3 people

Genomics 3 people

Global Health 1 person

Global Risk 1 person

Hate Speech 1 person

Health Impact Investing 1 person

Healthy Futures 1 person

Healthy Innovation 1 person

Heart Failure 1 person

Heat Shock Proteins 1 person

High Energy Physics 1 person

High-throughput Experimentation 1 person

Human Behaviour 1 person

Human Evolution 1 person

Human Genetics 1 person

Human Gonad Developmental Cell Atlas 1 person

Human Norovirus 1 person

Human Variation 1 person

Hybrids 1 person

Identities 1 person

Image Analysis 1 person

Imaging 1 person

Immune-Modulation 1 person

Immune-Rejection 1 person

Immunity in Cancer 1 person

Immuno-oncology 1 person

Immunology 1 person

in situ Sequencing 1 person

in vitro Pharmacology 1 person

Infancy 2 people

Infectious Diseases 1 person

Inflammatory Bowel Disease 1 person

Interaction Design 1 person

Interoperability 1 person

iPSC 1 person

Ischemia 1 person

Language 1 person

Learning 1 person

Learning and Memory 1 person

Liquid Biopsy 1 person

Local Economic Development 1 person

Loneliness 1 person

Machine Learning 3 people

Maghreb 1 person

Management 1 person

Mangroves 1 person

Material Science 1 person

Medical Devices 1 person

Mediterranean 1 person

Membrane Traffic 1 person

Memory 1 person

Mental Health 1 person

Mentoring 1 person

Microbiology 2 people

Microscopy 3 people

Mid-infrared Spectroscopy 1 person

Middle East 1 person

Middle East History 1 person

Middle East Politics 1 person

Middle Eastern Christians 1 person

Minorities 2 people

Mobile Genetic Elements 1 person

Mobility 1 person

Molecular and Cell Biology 1 person

Molecular Biology 1 person

More-than-human Cities 1 person

Motivation 1 person

MRI 1 person

mRNA Processing 1 person

Mucosal Immunology 1 person

Multispecies Design 1 person

Nationalism 1 person

Network Science 1 person

Networks 1 person

Neurochemical Monitoring 1 person

Neurodevelopment 1 person

Neuroimaging 2 people

Neuroscience 5 people

New Physics Searches 1 person

Numerical Relativity 1 person

Object Recognition 1 person

Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) 1 person

Olfaction 1 person

Optical Chemical Sensors 1 person

Organoids 1 person

Palaeoecology 1 person

Pancreatic Cancer 1 person

Participatory Research 1 person

Patient and Public Involvement 1 person

People and Nature 1 person

Planning 1 person

Plant Biology 1 person

Plant Isotope Analyses 1 person

Plants 1 person

Plasmids 1 person

Plasticity 1 person

Policy 2 people

Political Economy of Health 1 person

Population Biology 1 person

Population Genetics 1 person

Poverty 1 person

Pre-clinical Studies 1 person

Prehistoric Europe 1 person

Prevention 1 person

Primary Care 1 person

Proteins 1 person

Proteomics 1 person

Psychiatry 1 person

Psychology 1 person

Public Health 2 people

Quantitative Genetics 1 person

Quantum Physics 1 person

Quantum Simulation 1 person

Quantum Technology 1 person

Radicalisation 1 person

Regenerative Medicine 1 person

Reinforcement Learning 1 person

Reperfusion 1 person

Replication 1 person

Research 1 person

Restoration 1 person

RNA 1 person

Routine Data 1 person

Rpigenetics 1 person

SARS-CoV-2 1 person

Schizophrenia 1 person

Science Advice 1 person

Science Diplomacy 1 person

Science for Policy 1 person

Screening 1 person

SDGs 1 person

Sectarianism 1 person

Semiartificial Photosynthesis 1 person

Sensors 1 person

Simulations 1 person

Single-cell Genomics 1 person

Smart Forests 1 person

Social Sciences 1 person

Sociology of Higher Education (HE) 1 person

Soft Power & Symbolic Violence 1 person

Solar Fuels and Chemicals 1 person

Spatial Genomics 1 person

sRNA 1 person

Stem Cells 1 person

Stress 1 person

Stress Response 1 person

Stroke 1 person

Structural Biology 1 person

Supply Chain 1 person

Sustainability 1 person

Sustainable Livelihoods 1 person

T Cells 1 person

Tissue Mechanics 1 person

Trade 1 person

Transcriptomics 1 person

Translation 1 person

Transmission 1 person

Ultracold Atoms 1 person

Urban Ecologies 1 person

Urban Regeneration 1 person

Urban Spaces 1 person

Vaccines 1 person

Veganism 1 person

Virology 1 person

Vision 1 person

Volcanic Eruptions 1 person

Wellbeing Economies 1 person

Woman 1 person

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StepWideStepWide showcases the profiles of early career cis and trans women researchers from the University of Cambridge, UK.



You can perform a query by List View, Categories and Keywords. You can click in any of the research categories and subcategories below to retrieve
a subset of researchers with expertise on the field. The List View will show you a list of the researchers in the website and the researcher categories
linked to each one of them. Alternatively, view all the keywords linked to the researchers by looking into the Keywords.
Click on any of the researchers to see a full description of their profiles.

Contact

Add your profile to the site

If you are an early career cis and trans woman researcher from the University of Cambridge or affiliated institutes, you can add your profile to the site. Fill in this form and we will be in touch.

For anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out by emailing us stepwide.cam@gmail.com.

About

This website

This website showcases the profiles of early career cis and trans women researchers from the University of Cambridge, UK, and affiliated institutions. It originated as part of StepWide, a leadership programme that aims to support the next generation of female researchers.

We hope that by making the expertise and stories of early career women researchers more visible (and searchable!), will highlight how much they contribute to the research that is done in the University and affiliated institutions.

Who is it for

This website is designed for a wide audience, be it other researchers looking for particular expertise for a collaboration; the media looking for experts; those that are simply curious about what type of research is done in Cambridge, or those trying to get a clearer idea of what a ‘typical’ woman researcher in this years old institution does (there is no ‘typical’!).

The StepWide programme

StepWide was designed by 3 postdocs at Cambridge (see below for more on Marta, Laura and Cemre). It aims to support female postdoctoral researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK, from any discipline, who feel that taking a step into leadership is not for them. The programme is designed to suit both early and more senior postdocs, providing them with the skills to challenge the current ideas of what a leader is, learn how to raise their public profiles, as well as a close and supportive network of peer-to-peer female postdocs.

StepWide ran for the first time in 2019/2021. We will post updates here when applications open for its next run.

Founders

Laura, Marta and Cemre (left to right on the photo) met at The Postdocs of Cambridge (PdOC) Society, at the University of Cambridge, UK. When the Researcher Development (RD) Pitch Competition was announced in late 2018, they felt this provided the ideal opportunity to work together to develop a leadership programme for women postdocs. They saw a gap in the current leadership RD provision, with a lack of opportunities that challenge current leadership views. Their proposal was successful and obtained funding for a one year pilot, giving rise to the StepWide programme.

Laura Fachal is a Senior Staff Scientist at Wellcome Sanger Institute. She earned her BS in Veterinary, MSc in Biotechnology and PhD from University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She completed her postdoc at the Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology, University of Cambridge. She is also a Research Associate at Lucy Cavendish College.

Marta Costa is a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Zoology. She did her undergrad in Biology in Lisbon, Portugal, followed by an MSc in Neuroscience at UCL in London. She then moved to Cambridge for her PhD, followed by a postdoc. She is also a Research Associate at Lucy Cavendish College.

Cemre Ustunkaya was a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. She earned her BSc in Biological Science, followed by an MSc in Archaeometry at Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She later moved to Australia for her PhD in Archaeology at The University of Queensland. She is also a postdoc affiliate at Newnham College.

Funding

Thanks and funding

StepWide was funded by the Researcher Development Pitch Competition which included support from the Researcher Development Programme, The Postdocs of Cambridge (PdOC) Society, the Postdoc Academy, the Postdoc Chairs’ Network and the Careers Service at the University of Cambridge. We are very thankful for their support. We would also like to thank Alba Gómez for her expert support with the first version of the website, and to Arian Jamasb for redesigning and implementing the newest version of this website. Finally, we thank Natacha Wilson and Rebecca Nestor for the advice and support they provided for the development of the workshops.

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