Dr Farzana Meru appointed as a member of the University Gender Taskforce
Farzana was invited by the Gender Taskforce (GTF) to become a member due to her knowledge and expertise on gender related issues.
The Gender Taskforce champions and oversees the advancement, implementation, and further development of gender equality at institutional level in line with the Gender Statement of Intent catalysed by the Women in Academia workshops and reports to the university social inclusion committee.
Farzana tells us about why she accepted the invitation to become a member:
“I have always been interested in gender issues within Physics and STEM. I have also personally experienced (negative) gender related issues as a female Physicist and have mentored others through their challenges too. I am keen to use my experience that I have gained – both lived and through operational activities that I have been part of – to enable positive gender-related initiatives at the university’s strategic level.”