Jan Peters, Author at Dr Jan Peters
Dr Jan Peters is an expert on gender and diversity issues in science and engineering (STEM)
Women, engineering, science, STEM, gender, inclusive,
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It started around 2004. Dropping a few hours at work so I could balance the work - parent thing. There were lots of others, mostly mothers, offering to read at Mudeford Infants. I did some maths, but saw gaps in the science being offered to...

Delighted to be hosting the panel discussions at this important event following the launch of the 100 most influential Women in Engineering list on 22 October in London. I have to say I just love panel sessions. The power of the microphone ;-) With an impressive...

Adapted from an article first published in the Woman Engineer, Spring 2017 Are you fascinated why, in 2017, some still argue that asking for PPE that fits women is about making a fashion statement? Women, and men, have long suffered the indignity and inconvenience with typical...

There are many tools, used in the public and private sector, to help people work more effectively with their colleagues. Selecting through the Belbin, Myers Briggs, Strengths and others, it doesn't matter which we choose, though some have greater potential and are more easily accessed than...

Why did I commission Maximising Returns? The truth is that while working at NERC I was a member of the Sponsors Forum for the Teaching Company Scheme, now part of the knowledge transfer partnerships programme run by Innovate UK. Sitting in my women in science chair on...

The SET Fair report figure head was Baroness Susan Greenfield and was written at the time of the Roberts Report into the STEM pipeline. In contrast to the well funded Roberts review, the Greenfield Report was not heavily resourced and we agreed our aim was to collect...

Data published in 2010 suggested that twice as many male engineering graduates transitioned to technical jobs as their female counterparts. In a collaboration with UCL Engineering and funded by the HE STEM project I set out to explore why this might be the case and...