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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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Ana Vujic

Ana Vujic

av335@cam.ac.uk @AnaVujic5

Position

Career Development Fellow

Affiliation

Medicine

Keywords

Heart Failure, Cardiometabolic Disease, Exercise, Diet

I study how and why the heart functions the way it does and why heart diseases are the number one cause of death in the world.

Annabel Sorby-Adams

Annabel Sorby-Adams

ajs335@cam.ac.uk @asorby_adams

Position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Affiliation

MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit and Cambridge Clinical School

Keywords

Neuroscience, Stroke, Ischemia, Reperfusion, Translation

I am a neuroscientist with a passion for stroke and translational research. In particular, I am interested in elucidating the mechanisms underlying secondary injury following stroke to enable the development of targeted treatments.

Bronagh McCoy

Bronagh McCoy

bm551@cam.ac.uk

Position

Research Associate

Affiliation

Psychology

Keywords

Cognitive Neuroscience, Reinforcement Learning, Computational Psychiatry, Decision Making, Vision

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Prediction and Learning lab, led by principal investigator Dr. Rebecca Lawson.

Ebele Mogo

Ebele Mogo

ebele.mogo@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk @ebyral

Position

Research Associate

Affiliation

MRC Epidemiology Unit

Keywords

Healthy Innovation, Health Impact Investing, Healthy Futures, Prevention, Wellbeing Economies

I support innovation & investments to ensure that economies can grow in a way that improves the health and wellbeing of their populations.

Hannah Forde

Hannah Forde

hf332@medschl.cam.ac.uk @_hannah_forde

Position

Research Associate

Affiliation

Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), MRC Epidemiology Unit

Keywords

Food Systems, Public Health, Policy, Commercial Determinants of Health

I am a Research Associate at the Centre for Diet and Activity Research, where I research ways to make the food system fairer and healthier for population and planetary health.

Lina Massou

Lina Massou

em716@medschl.cam.ac.uk @lina_massou

Position

Research Associate

Affiliation

Public Health and Primary Care

Keywords

Biostatistics, Data Analysis, Routine Data, Social Sciences, Primary Care

I’m a statistician and I’m working as a research associate in Primary Care Unit of the University of Cambridge. I have studied applied mathematics and I hold a PhD in applied statistics in social sciences.

Livia Tomova

Livia Tomova

lt503@cam.ac.uk @livia_tomova

Position

College Research Fellow

Affiliation

Hughes Hall College

Keywords

Loneliness, Brain, Neuroimaging, Stress, Motivation

I am interested in how stress, loneliness and social isolation affect the brain and mind, especially during adolescence.

Maria Neofytou

Maria Neofytou

maria.neofytou@cruk.cam.ac.uk @MCNeofytou

Position

Research Associate

Affiliation

CRUK Cambridge Institute

Keywords

Cancer, Research, Liquid Biopsy, Early Detection, Screening

My name is Maria and I come from Cyprus, a sunny island in the Mediterranean. I moved abroad after finishing my PhD in Medical Genetics, to work on Cancer research.

Nayra Martin-Key

Nayra Martin-Key

nam57@cam.ac.uk

Position

Research Associate

Affiliation

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Keywords

Behaviour Change, Digital Technologies, Medical Devices, Patient and Public Involvement, Psychiatry

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research, led by principal investigator Professor Sabine Bahn.

Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan

sem91@cam.ac.uk @Sarah_Morgan_UK

Position

Senior Research Associate

Affiliation

Computer Science and Technology

Keywords

Network Science, Machine Learning, MRI, Schizophrenia, Mental Health

My research applies machine learning, network science and Natural Language Processing to better understand and predict mental health conditions.

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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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