Increasing Visibility of Underrepresented Groups in Energy Research (IVUGER)

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, 29 November 2018
IVUGER , 170 Queens Gate, South Kensington, London , United Kingdom

Increasing Visibility of Underrepresented Groups in Energy Research (IVUGER)
Take Control of your Career: Networking and Training

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This event will establish the first network of diverse women working on heat decarbonisation research.  You will meet and be mentored by diverse experienced females from academia, industry and policy making.  Participants will also have the opportunity to attend a second event which builds on the networks gained in this event, and have an opportunity to collaborate to prepare a proposal for seed funding which we will award (up to £12,000) during a two-day residential writing retreat in March 2019. We will provide support and feedback on your grant applications.

The objectives of the day are to:

  • Extend your professional network
  • Develop your skills in career assertiveness and persuasive communication
  • Meet mentors and writing partners

We aim to work with you to extend your network, to foster a Whole Systems approach to heat decarbonisation research, and develop relationships which foster genuine collaboration in a structured way.  Given the in-depth nature of the support on offer in this unique initiative, numbers are limited, and the event is likely to be oversubscribed. Following this event, participants will receive support and resources to raise their influence on UK energy policy and strategy.




Introduction to the day ‘A Whole Systems Approach’


Mentor talks ‘My career so far’


Networking session ‘Meet your mentor’




Skills workshop. ‘Assertive communication and negotiation skills’


Coffee break


Skills workshop and group exercise continued




Guest speakers include:

  • Professor Gioia Falcone, Rankine Chair of Energy Engineering, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Rebecca Heaton, UK Climate Change Commissioner and Group Head of Sustainability and Policy at Drax Group
  • Professor Furong Li (Professor of Energy Engineering, University of Bath)
  • Dr Jhuma Sadhukhan, Reader Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey
  • Dr Ina Colombo, Deputy Director General International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), Paris, France
  • Dr Rosa Cuellar Franca, Lecturer in Sustainable Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester
  • Dr Tamaryn Napp, Research Fellow The Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London
  • Dr Miao Guo, EPSRC Research Fellow, Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Imperial College London)

(Travel bursaries will be made available to attend this event)

Deadline for registration: 17.00 pm Thursday 22nd November 2018